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.
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.
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.
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.
One-day Fishing Permit: $7
Three-day Fishing Permit: $15
Watercraft Permit: $18
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