Fishing At Hawley Lake
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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, brown trout and bluegill at Hawley Lake in Arizona.
By Rick Seaman
Located in the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, Hawley Lake offers both warm-water and cold-water fish species. Bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, walleye and trout all flourish in this 8,200 feet elevation lake with 300 surface acres. Only electric-powered boats are allowed on the lake, and there are boats for rent at the lake. Canoes, kayaks and non-powered boats are also a good option here. Easy access to shoreline all around the lake makes fishing from shore a convenient option. During winter, roads are open and the lake is a popular ice-fishing destination. Earl Park Lake is also located in the Hawley Lake Campground Area.
The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Arizona Game and Fish Department, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.
Hawley Lake, located in the White Mountains of Arizona, is a tranquil and scenic destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake is nestled amidst a picturesque pine forest and offers a serene setting for anglers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Hawley Lake is primarily known for its excellent trout fishing opportunities.
Trout fishing at Hawley Lake is a popular activity, with rainbow trout being the predominant species found in its waters. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, ensuring a consistent supply of fish for anglers to target. Fly fishing, spin casting, and bait fishing are all effective techniques for catching trout at Hawley Lake.
Primary fish species residing in Hawley Lake
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Hawley Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Boating is permitted at Hawley Lake, providing anglers with additional opportunities to explore the lake and reach different fishing spots. Only electric motors are allowed, preserving the tranquil atmosphere of the lake. Anglers can paddle in canoes, kayaks, or use electric-powered boats to navigate the calm waters of Hawley Lake.
Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Deer Trail Boat Launch Ramp
A small paved ramp is located in the middle of the northern shoreline, off Deer Trail Road.
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Camping at Hawley Lake is a popular choice for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The lake features a campground with both tent and RV sites, offering a peaceful and scenic place to spend the night. Campers can enjoy the cool mountain air, have easy access to the lake for fishing, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding forest.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Hawley Lake Campground Area - 928 338-4385
Cyclone Lake Campground - 928 369-7669
Diamond Creek Campsite Number Three - 928 338-4385
Hawley Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
White Mountain Apache Tribe
201 E Walnut St
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
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Hawley offers a nice, mixed bag of fish species for anglers in the beautiful pine country of Eastern AZ.