Opportunities abound to fish in the Mogollon Rim. Trout, both stocked and stream-spawned, inhabit many of the streams just below the Mogollon Rim. The lakes, reservoirs, and lower-elevation rivers are home to a variety of warm-water sport fish. Rim Country is full of lakes stocked with a variety of fish species and all are within an hour from Payson.

Several of Arizona's fishing records have been achieved in and around Rim Country waters. Of those waters, Roosevelt Lake has few rivals in producing trophy fish. 

Rim Country Lakes

Whether you are looking for a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle or a busy weekend of fishing and hiking, Rim Country Lakes were made for your enjoyment.

Rim Country Streams

The Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona is home to some of the best trout streams in Arizona. Rainbow and Brown trout live here in abundance. Almost all of the streams have deep pools. Those pools are home to the large Brown. Some anglers have seen as big as 20 inches plus Browns in these pools. You will catch mostly fish in the 6-12" range. If you are lucky, you will have a chance at large Brown.

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