• Talkalai Lake is Name after Chief Talkalai who help capture Geronimo. Its just a couple miles outside the community of San Carlos on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Anyone can go to this lake if they get a permit at one of the vendors. This lake in know for having all the monster fish its neighbor San Carlos Lake does including largemouth, flathead and black crappie. More information coming soon.
  • Phone Numbers for more information::
    Talkalai Apache Tribe Recreation & Wildlife P.O. Box 97 1-888-475-2344 FAX 928-475-2701
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Open all year
    Land Ownership:
    Talkalai Lake is owned by the Talkalai Apache Tribe
    Ranger Station/District:
    Talkalai Apache Tribe Recreation & Wildlife P.O. Box 97 1-888-475-2344 FAX 928-475-2701
    Entrance Fees/Permits:
    You will need a permit to enter the Talkalai Apache Reservation. For a list of vendors view this list
    Elevation:
    2000 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    600
    River Lake Impounds:
    Blue River and San Carlos river make Talkalai Lake
    Bag Limit:
    This is the bag limit for Talkalai Trout 10; Bass 10; Catfish 25; and Crappies 25 per day or in possession. Persons under the age of 12 may fish without a permit only if they are accompanied by an adult holding a valid reservation fishing permit. The bag and possession limit for persons under the the age of 12 is half of that of a permit holder.
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    15 horse max
    Electricity:
    No
    Launching Area:
    Yes
    Water Skiing:
    Yes
    Cleaning Stations:
    No
    Marinas:
    No marinas at Talkalai Lake
  • It's right outside the town of San Carlos. I'll get the directions soon. If there not on here and your reading this call them there numbers on the bottom of this page.

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