Becker Lake is managed as a trophy trout lake. Located near Springerville, it also includes the 622-acre (252 ha) Becker Wildlife Area, where wintering bald eagles can be spotted most years in nearby cottonwood trees. Built around the year 1880, Becker Lake is one of the oldest reservoirs in the White Mountains. The Arizona Game and Fish Department acquired the lake and property around it in 1973.

The lake is located at 6,910 feet (2,110 m). Easily accessible, it is a mere 2 miles (3.2 km) from the center of Springerville, off the west side of U.S. Highway 60.

Becker Lake has 107 acres (43 ha) with a maximum depth of 21 feet (6.4 m) and an average depth of 10 feet (3.0 m). It is located on a diversion of the Little Colorado River. The Department owns water rights in the lake, so water levels can be maintained. The lake is stocked with sub-catchable rainbow trout twice a year and many of these fish survive the winter, reaching a good size the following spring. The lake also contains native Little Colorado suckers and illegally introduced green sunfish. It is open to angling year-round.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

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LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

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Strike King Minnows & swimbaits KVD Dream Shot

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SteelShad Swimbaits 6

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