Tsaile Lake

Tsaile Lake, near Chinle, Arizona is stocked with trout and catfish, and is especially good for fly fishing.

Tsaile Lake, one of the larger Navajo Reservation lakes, is abundant with trout and catfish, and is particularly good for fly-fishing. So pull on those water waders, tie on your best lure, and cast away.

History & Nature

Behind Diné College, at the intersection of Navajo Route 7 and the Lukachukai-Window Rock road, Tsaile Lake was constructed as a flood control dam at the head of Canyon Del Muerto. It now also serves as a fishing spot and is teeming with trout and catfish.

Things To Do

If you have a fishing pole and tackle box, then you’re all set for this lake. Be aware that heavy weeds may impede shore fishing, so fly fishing is more feasible. You’ll find cut-throat, rainbow, and brook trout, along with a few catfish tugging at your line throughout the lake.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Camping is allowed by permit along the shore of this 270-acre lake. However, no facilities or improved campsites are available, so come prepared. Especially remember to bring your own firewood.

Hours & Pricing

For hours, please, visit the website.

Navajo Nation fishing license is required, prices vary.

For More Information

Navajo Nation Dept of Fish and Wildlife
PO Box 1480
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(928) 871-6450

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