White Mountain Lakes Foundation

White Mountain Lakes Foundation is dedicated to improving Arizona’s White Mountain fisheries through grassroots conservation, restoration and protection efforts. WMLF is a 100% volunteer organization where all the money raised goes directly to improving fishing in the White Mountains area. Since WMLF is a registered 501-C non-profit, all donations are tax deductible. Our goal is to increase the fishing opportunities for today’s anglers and to ensure future generations are able to enjoy great fishing in the White Mountains of Arizona.

In 2010, WMLF assisted the White Mountain Arizona Game & Fish Department with their project at Fool Hollow Lake by coordinated donations from several groups for artificial habitat under the docks.

In 2011, WMLF donated $5K to WM AZG&F to build lake hosts facilities at Becker Lake. Becker became a designated “Catch and Release” fishery as of January 1, 2011. The lake hosts will help educate folks on the proper handling of fish to be immediately released and also monitor the lake for possible poaching.

Currently, WMLF has chosen to concentrate its efforts on Crescent Lake. We are aggressively researching aeration systems, ways to impede weed growth and possible sources for renewable water. Our ultimate goal is to improve the water quality throughout the calendar year. This should greatly increase the chances for trout survival, in both the extreme winter and summer months. Wouldn’t it be great to catch mature, 4-5 year old, rainbow or brook trout in Crescent in the future?

These are lofty ambitions for Crescent Lake and they come at a cost. Therefore, we need your help to make these goals a reality. Please, become a WMLF member today, so we can continue our progress. Together we will make Arizona’s cold water fisheries healthy and sustainable, so everyone has the chance to land that “fish of a lifetime” right here in Arizona!

Our Partners

John Rohmer Materials Gentry Smith Design When you display the Arizona Sportsmens Wildlife Conservation License Plate, Your are helping Arizona’s Wildlife by supporting the Wildlife Habitat Grant Funds for habitat restoration and Youth Education Programs. Click HERE for more information.

WMLF is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.