Fishing Report: Mogollon Rim/White Mountains
Tunnel Lake (Greer)
Steve S. and Ron L. caught 2-day limits on Sunday and Monday at Tunnel Lake near Greer. They were using Powerbait.
Steve with a “big mouthed” and very colorful 16” rainbow.
Ron showing the bigger ones caught on Monday. These trout measured 18” to 15”
They also spotted an array of wildlife: bear, Mexican grey wolf, and lots of elk, deer, and antelope.
Fishing is good at most lakes. All lakes are full from the good winter we had, except for Big, Crescent, and Carnero, which have extremely small watersheds and will take several good winters to fill entirely. The water levels at these did come up substantially but just didn’t fill. But nearly all lakes have been stocked with trout and water quality (and quantity) is good.
The boat ramp at Woods Canyon Lake is still closed for construction and repaving, and is scheduled to open fully on May 16. Anglers have full access to the shoreline at Woods Canyon Lake and can rent a boat from the concessionaire, just can’t launch their own boat at the ramp yet.
Stocking has started in streams in the White Mountains, including Silver Creek, Little Colorado River in Greer, West Fork LCR at Sheeps Crossing, East Fork Black River and West Fork Black River. Flows are still a little high and cold due to some snowmelt runoff occurring from Mt. Baldy, but all the stocked streams are fishable.