Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake fishing on the Gila National Forest is limited to three manmade lakes. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) stock all with rainbow trout in fall, winter and spring months. Quemado Lake and Snow Lake offer year-round trout fishing and Lake Roberts offers trout fishing during the cooler months and warm water fishing for channel catfish and small mouth bass during the summer months. There are an additional two lakes, Bear Canyon Reservoir, and Bill Evans Lake located adjacent to the forest that are leased by the NMDGF where the public is welcome to fish.

Lake and Pond Fishing Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities