Concho Lake

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  • Concho Lake, in the White Mountains, was created in the early 1880s by the Concho Irrigation Company when it built a dam near Concho Springs. In 1956 the Arizona Game and Fish Department took over management of the lake, quickly poisoning out the "rough fish" that were residing in the water-way. It was then stocked with rainbow trout. In 1977, brook trout were added to the lake and cutthroat in 1980. In 2000, a survey by the department determined that over the year, anglers caught 0.48 fish per hour, 99 percent of which were rainbow trout (average length of fish kept was 12 inches). -G.J. Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona

    To try your luck at trout, float a night crawler a couple of feet from the bottom or suspend it under a bobber. Also try trolling flies or small lures from a boat. - Arizona Game and Fish
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 26' 35.37"N Longitude: 109° 37' 40.57"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Game and Fish (928)367-4281 or (928) 535-4481
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    BLM AZ Game and Fish
    Ranger Station/District:
    Pinetop office of the Arizona Game and Fish (928) 367-4281
    The elevation at Concho Lake is 6300
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    Average Depth:
    6 ft
    Bag Limit:
    As Posted
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    10 horse max
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    No marinas at Concho Lake
  • Take the 60 east out of Show Low and then take the 61 northeast to the lake. You will see signs and the lake from the Hwy.

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Reports
    Mar 9, 2017
    Fishing is poor. No ice. The lake is stocked with trout only in the spring, but catfish were stocked in early summer and could still be biting. Try a night crawler on the bottom.

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  1. AGFD bio
    Trout fishing is only good in the spring. Concho is stocked once per year in March. Low water levels due to irrigation releases are a regular occurrence at Concho Lake in the summer and fall, causing poor fishing conditions. Channel catfish were recently stocked to better survive the low and warm water conditions in the summer and fall.