: WILLOW SPRINGS LAKE: Fishing is fair to good. Anglers have been catching a few trout on worms, flies, and lures during the late afternoon hours. The lake is ice-free. Forest Road 149 to the lake is currently open, but may close with any heavy snowfall.
Lures & Spinners
About: -Willows Springs Lake is located in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest along the Mogollon Rim.
The 150 acre lake is the closest to State Route 260 of any lake on the
Rim making it the most accessible. The road is paved to this lake. There is no
marina or camping here, but there are restrooms and a boat launch for boats with
small motors. Motors are restricted to 8hp or less. Recently and angler caught the Arizona State Record for a
Rainbow Trout at Willow Springs Lake.
Misc Info: -
The lake is open to electric trolling motors and up to 10 hp gas motors. This lake has easy boat and shore fishing access.