Anglers reports: Riggs Flat Lake is a trout hot spot

Anglers on Thursday and Friday sent in the following success stories from Riggs Flat Lake near Safford:

 

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  • Kevin Q: Fishing was excellent this past week. Both my son (above) and I got our limit within two hours. All rainbow in the 11-13-inch range on PowerBait floated about 18 inches off the bottom. The pH must still be off as there is a ton of growth in the water just off shore. But there are several spots by the dam where the drop off is significant and you can get your line in without snags.
  • Daniel W.: Riggs2The fishing at Riggs Flat Lake is outstanding. Brightly colored PowerBait like lime green or hot pink. We were catching about 10-15 an hour even in midday.

Riggs Flat Lake is located on the top of the Pinaleño Mountains, 40 miles southwest of Safford.

Directions: From Safford, drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 29 miles to the Columbine Work Center. Continue along Forest Roads 803 and 287 about 5 miles to the campground. The last 12 miles of this road are narrow and winding.

See more information on Riggs Flat Lake from the Coronado National Forest website.

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