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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, bluegill and green sunfish at Lyman Lake in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Lyman Lake, AZ

The largest of the lakes on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, Lyman Lake is a 1,500-acre reservoir, 15 miles north of Springerville, AZ. The lake has no limit on boat motors. Canoes, kayaks, and other non-motorized watercraft are also excellent choices for fishing here. The southwest side of the lake has several roads leading to areas where anglers can fish from shore. Bass, catfish and walleye are the main attraction, and provide fishing opportunities for anglers of varying experience levels. The lake also offers sunfish for beginners.

Lyman Lake, located in eastern Arizona, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and scenic fishing experience. The lake is surrounded by rugged desert landscapes and offers a serene atmosphere for anglers to enjoy their favorite pastime. Lyman Lake is known for its diverse fish species and offers a rewarding fishing experience.

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The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and crappie. This diverse population provides anglers with plenty of opportunities to target different species and try various fishing techniques. Whether you prefer casting for bass, angling for catfish, or seeking a bite from sunfish or crappie, Lyman Lake offers something for everyone.

Primary fish species residing in Lyman Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Bluegill Sunfish

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Lyman Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is permitted at Lyman Lake, allowing anglers to explore the lake and access different fishing spots. The lake has two boat ramps for easy launching of motorized and non-motorized watercraft. Whether you're cruising in a motorboat, kayaking, or paddleboarding, boating on Lyman Lake allows you to cover more water and find your ideal fishing location.

Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lyman Lake Boat Launch/Parking
A concrete boat ramp with paved parking and two docks is located Mid-lake on the south shore.

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Camping at Lyman Lake is a popular option for those who want to extend their fishing adventure. The lake offers a campground with various campsites, including RV sites and tent sites. The campground provides basic amenities such as restrooms, showers, and picnic tables, ensuring a comfortable camping experience for visitors. Camping at Lyman Lake allows anglers to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the area and have easy access to the lake for early morning or late evening fishing sessions.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lyman Lake State Park Campground - 928 337-4441

Lyman Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lyman Lake
Lyman Lake State Park
P.O. Box 1428
St. Johns, AZ 85936
928 337-4441


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Lyman is ready to serve up bass, cats, trout and sunfish in a beautiful setting not far from Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ.

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