Update: Hurricane Lake is now a rented lake. It is part of a rent a lake program by he white mountain apache tribe. The cost starts at 400.00 to rent the lake plus 3.00 per person.
On June 10, 1993, something miraculous happened at Hurricane Lake, high atop the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. A young Lakeside resident, fishing with his father, landed a 5-pound, 15.5-ounce Apache trout.
It was not only subsequently certified as the state's largest Apache trout caught that year but was the new state record. It eclipsed the old record caught in May 1992 at Christmas Tree Lake (Also on the White Mountain Indian Reservation). At the time, it stood as the largest Apache trout ever caught in the world. Arizona is, after all, the only place this subspecies calls home.
The angler was using a 1/4-ounce yellow Z-Ray with red spots as bait. Like most new records, this one has an interesting story behind it.
Fishing with his father from a small boat, the young man caught the fish at 5 A.M. "it was in the cooler for 27 hours before I had it weighed," he said later. By the time he got the new record on a grocery store's scale, the bottom of the cooler was literally covered with eggs, effectively reducing the weight of the fish. -G.J Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona