State record: 16 pounds 14 ounces, Randall E. White, 4/22/97, Canyon Lake
Best water: Canyon Lake. "It's a very productive system because the water doesn't fluctuate a great deal and it gets just enough fishing pressure, but not too much."
-Larry Riley, chief of fisheries, Arizona Game and Fish Department
Contact: Jim Warnecke, AGFD, 480-981-9400; or Canyon Lake Marina, 602-944-6504
Sleeper: Fools Hollow Lake. "It sits up between 5,000 and 6,000 feet, so it gets overlooked as a producer of big fish. But if you have patience, you can get some real trophies."
Contact: Fools Hollow Recreation Area, 928-537-3680