72-acre lake on the Sapillo creek features many recent improvements, especially for trout fishing. Nearby is the Gila Wilderness—the nation’s first wilderness area--for great backpacking, hiking, hunting for trophy elk and mule deer, bear, cougar, or fishing for native Gila trout, rainbow trout and German brown trout in the Gila River, San Francisco River and Mimbres River. Nearby attractions include Silver City, the Gila National Monument, Mimbres Hot Springs, the former mining town and ghost town of Mogollon, and the famous Catwalk near Glenwood.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.