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Riggs Flat Lake Fishing Guide

Riggs Flat Lake, well stocked with Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout,  is a small picturesque 11 acre lake, located in the Pinaleno Mountains, is located at the end of Swift Trail set in alpine forest and meadow at an elevation of 9,000 feet.

Riggs Flat Lake is the perfect fishing spot for those looking to get away from it all.

Riggs Flat Lake offers cold waters, which is great for Trout and has an average depth of 45 feet. Riggs Flat Lake fishing season runs from  May to October, day and night and six trout is the daily limit and the possession limit.

Popular Types of Fish at Riggs Flat Lake

Riggs Flat Lake offers cold waters and is stalked yearly with a nice supply of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Brook Trout during the summer times, which a valid Arizona fishing license and Trout stamp is needed to fish.

The best fishing baits and tackle to use at Riggs Flat Lake for Rainbow Trout are cheese, salmon eggs, anglers report that the fishing is usually corn, cheese, garlic cheese and earth worms.

The best fishing baits and tackle to use at Riggs Flat Lake for Brown Trout and Brook Trout are usually caught with flies and artificial lures.

Most people fish from the shoreline, but some people fish from small boats that are permitted on the lake, but only a single electric motor can be used.

Rainbow Trout Fish

Rainbow Trout

Brook-Trout

Brown Trout

Brook-Trout

Brook Trout

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Riggs Flat Lake

Riggs Flat Lake is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 42 miles southwest of Safford. To get to Riggs Flat Lake go from Safford, AZ, you want to drive south for 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366.  Next, turn right (head southwest) onto 366 and drive for 29 miles to reach the Columbine Work Center and then continue along Forest Roads 803 and 287 about 5 miles to the campground. The last 12 miles to get to Riggs Flat Lake are narrow and winding.