Fishing at Solitude Tailings Pond


Fishing is more than a sport or hobby in Globe, it’s a way of life. At Solitude Tailings Pond, a reservoir 1.5 miles from Claypool and near Globe, you’ll find some of the best fishing in the state. Whether you prefer fly fishing, baitcasting or gambling the day with another approach, this pond is a local favorite for a reason. However, you do need a fishing license from the Arizona Fish & Wildlife Department, which can be picked up at numerous gas stations, supermarkets and bait shops.


The stream is usually open to the public, but it’s wise to check the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website first to be certain. In the summer months, the best fishing times are 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Alternate fishing times are 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. However, barometric pressure and weather shifts can change these peak hours.

Grab Your Gear

Many travelers come to Globe solely for the fishing, but if you’re not prepared, don’t worry—there are plenty of local shops where you can buy or rent gear. Check out Killmer’s Kountry Store for all the tools you’ll need for a great day on the water. United Rentals lets you lease and fish on a budget.

The fish are often biting in Globe, so don’t miss out on a relaxing day on the water, fishing like a local.