My wife and I took a few days off and went to the White Mountains. It rained every day. We spent Monday and Tuesday. We did some fishing, between the rain and thunder, there was lots of rain and thunder. I caught one small one and that is all. We did some crawdad catching, she likes getting them to grab a bait and getting them to shore, My job was "bug grabber", I would grab them and put them in to a bucket, she wasn't about to pick them up. Best ones we found were at Big Lake which isn,t even on the Reservation, we took some to the owner of the motel 'cause he likes them.
Seems the ones doing the best were those getting off of the bank in the mornings, I was one of the ones sitting on the bank whith the other "skunkies".
Other than the rain and electrical storms cutting into the time that we had to "fish", my biggest gripe is the sorry state of the facilities of the restrooms on the reservation, they were often not cleaned too well and there was rarely any TP. Well, maybe there was in the campgrounds but we didn't check there.
I have been to the White Mountains a number of times and have usually enjoyed myself, camped a number of times in the past and also stayed in Pinetop and fished several areas, both by myself and with the wife and granddaughters and the facilities were worse this time.
On the other hand, that facilities at Big Lake were clean and had paper, so the next time we may stay at springerville and just go to Big Lake. Shame as there is such a large variety of fishing opertunities on the Reservation.