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Nelson Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 03-Mar-18
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Conditions : NELSON RESERVOIR: Fishing is fair for holdover rainbows. The lake is full and ice free.

Reported by: Arizona F&G

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About: - Nelson Reservoir: 100 acres. Elev. 7,400 ft. Five miles south of Nutrioso, off U.S. 191. Easy access from the highway. Use only electric trolling motors on this long, narrow lake that is home to rainbow, cutthroat, brook and brown trout. Spring and fall are the best times for the browns, while summers supply a good yield for rainbow. Work has been finished at Nelson to provide fishing access for people with disabilities. Improvements include 300 feet of concrete ramp, two covered fishing stations that can accommodate several people, and a special access restroom.
  • Access: Paved
  • Boating: Single Electric Motor only, Launching area
  • Amenities: Parking area, Restrooms, Picnic area
  • Winter freeze: yes
  • Live Bait Fish prohibited
  • Nearest Town: Springerville - lodging & restaurants, airfield, fuel for planes
  • Rainbow
  • Brown
  • Brook
  • Cutthroat trout

Misc Info: - Nelson Reservoir is open to electric trolling motors and up to 10 hp gas motors

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