Flagstaff and Williams area fishing report 9/21/16
DOGTOWN LAKE — With the water temperatures starting to cool the trout fishing should be picking up. I did get a report last week from an angler who caught trout using a kastmaster and a super duper from a boat. He also had some luck on nightcrawlers. If you like fishing with powerbait garlic has been the ticket all year on Dogtown. Try the North shore line with worms under a bobber for Crappie and Bluegill.
SANTA FE — Folks are still catching Yellow Perch and Crappie on worms and mealworms fished 1-3 feet under a bobber on the shallow end. Trout were also being caught on Garlic power bait.
FRANCIS SHORT POND – The fall Rainbow Trout stocking season has begun on Frances Short Pond. Over the weekend folks were catching trout on garlic or rainbow powerbait fished about 3 feet under a bobber. Folks who were doing the best were just using enough powerbait to cover the hook. Folks using big globs of bait weren’t catching fish. Make sure to add a sinker above the hook so the bait sinks. There was a nice Channel Catfish caught on a hotdog on Sunday. Folks using flies and lures were also catching fish.
KINNIKINICK LAKE —As of 9/20/16 we have stocked about 43,000 Rainbow Trout and 10,000 Brown Trout in Kinnikinick. These freshly stocked fish will be easier to catch on spinners, small spoons and flies than on powerbait as they adapt to being in the lake. One of my coworkers fished the lake last Sunday and caught trout on a kastmaster and a bead head prince nymph fly. He caught 2 Brown Trout, one about 13 inches, and a Rainbow Trout in the hour he fished along with losing 2 other fish and having something big break him off. He said there was a lot of surface activity with fish chasing the minnows near the shore. We will be holding a fishing event October 1st on Kinnikinick Lake.