Lynx Lake

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  • Lynx Lake is one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, a serene 55-acre lake, trout fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona, and bring them back again and again.

    Arizona State Game and Fish Department periodically stocks the lake with rainbow trout. A State of Arizona fishing license and trout stamp are required for anglers age 14 and over. Largemouth bass and crappie are also present in the lake. The lake is open all year. Bag limits are 6 trout per day; 6 bass per day; and unlimited on crappie. - Prescott National Forest

    Lynx also can be an exciting place to fish for carp. Common carp are very strong fighters and will provide excellent table fair. A quick search on the internet will produce tasty recipes for these robust fish. Corn and an assortment of other baits will attract these fish. Lynx can be difficult to fish, if you are not catching anything try moving to a new spot.

    Lynx Lake also has several nearby places that you can Gold Pan on claim-free land. If that sounds like something your into or if there not biting check out this page from the Prescott National Forest so you don't get shot going to the wrong place. - Tom
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 30' 55.5"N Longitude: 112° 23' 2.4"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Flagstaff Game and Fish Phone:602-942-3000
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    April 1 through September 30; 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. October 1 through March 31; 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Road Conditions:
    Paved
    Land Ownership:
    Prescott National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    Bradshaw Ranger District 344 S Cortez St Prescott AZ 86303 / Bradshaw Ranger District (928) 443-8000
    Entrance Fees/Permits:
    Yes there is a $5 day use fee at Lynx Lake
    Elevation:
    The elevation at Lynx Lake is 5530 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    Lynx Lake is about 55 surface acers
    Average Depth:
    The average depth for Lynx Lake is 40 feet.
    Bag Limit:
    6 trout per day; 6 bass per day; and unlimited on crappie
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Single Electric and paddle and oar
    Boats to Rent:
    Yes
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    Hilltop campground has 38 sites, drinking water and toilets are available. There are no hookups and reservations are not required. The maximum size vehicle is 40 feet. The campground season is opened from April 1 to November 1. The fee is $18 per night. Access is on the east side of Walker Road, 3.5 miles south of State Highway 69. Lynx campground has 39 sites, drinking water and toilets are available. There are no hookups and reservations are not required. The maximum size vehicle is 40 feet. The campground season is opened from April 1 to November 1. The fee is $18 per night. Access is on the east side of Walker Road, 3 miles south of State Highway 69. - Prescott National Forest
    Trailer Spaces:
    Yes
    Electricity:
    Yes
    Launching Area:
    Yes Paved
    Water Skiing:
    No
  • From Interstate 17, travel west on State Route 69 toward Prescott. Turn left on Walker Road and follow sign to Lynx Lake. Note: Accessible fishing opportunities available for physically challenged anglers to a fishing dock on Lynx Southshore day-use site.

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Jeff k
    4/5,
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    Date:
    Mar 9, 2017
    The latest rainbow trout stocking was January 30th. Catchable Brown Trout were stocked September 6th and catfish were stocked the week of September 22nd. Change baits if you are not having any luck and move down the shore a few hundred feet. Rob reports that the morning bite is best and limits can be caught in the 20 degree air temps. Later in the morning the trout move to the 14-35 feet in depth. Try yellow colored power bait or power eggs for trout if the spinners don’t work. The gold colored Super Duper is a distant second. Night crawlers are always good bait that can work on most fish.

    Lynx also can be an exciting place to fish for carp. Common carp are very strong fighters and will provide excellent table fair. A quick search on the internet will produce tasty recipes for these robust fish. Corn and an assortment of other baits will attract these fish. Lynx can be difficult to fish, if you are not catching anything try moving to a new spot.
  2. Reports
    3/5,
    ""
    Date:
    Jan 23, 2017
    The latest rainbow trout stocking was the week of November 7th. Catchable Brown Trout were stocked September 6th and catfish were stocked the week of September 22nd. Change baits if you are not having any luck and move down the shore a few hundred feet. Rob reports that the morning bite is best and limits can be caught in the 20 degree air temps. Later in the morning the trout move to the 14-35 feet in depth. Try yellow colored power bait or power eggs for trout if the spinners don’t work. The gold colored Super Duper is a distant second. Night crawlers are always good bait that can work on most fish.
    Lynx also can be an exciting place to fish for carp. Common carp are very strong fighters and will provide excellent table fair. A quick search on the internet will produce tasty recipes for these robust fish. Corn and an assortment of other baits will attract these fish. Lynx can be difficult to fish, if you are not catching anything try moving to a new spot.
  3. Tom
    4/5,
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    Date:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Brandon R. of Surprise: Fished Lynx on Sunday, Jan 8. Lake level is high. Excess water has been running over the spillway for the last 5 days.
    Fishing off the bank is limited due to water level. Found a nice point to fish from. Water clarity is medium to low visibility. Used PowerBait Nuggets in chartreuse glitter and rainbow on about a 3 foot leader.
    Have to cast toward the center, as the trout are in deeper water.
    Caught 10 rainbows in a 6-hour period, with an average length of 12-16 inches. Very surprised, as change in water levels tend to throw off the bite there. Will wait until levels recede a bit to have more options of where to fish. All in all, a very good day of fishing!

User Comments

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  1. n14
    i have fished there many times and have heard from the rangers that the lake only contains rainbow trout and channel catfish.
  2. L lake
    CORRECTION

    Lynx campground consists of 35 sites and has been on the reservation system since April 1, 2013. reservations are advised for weekends and busy holidays. Drive-in parties are limited to two days stay without a reservation.