Flagstaff Williams Fishing Report 3/30/17
Dogtown Lake has not been stocked yet, but should be next week. Fishing has been slow, but the few holdover fish being caught are nice size fish.
About 3,200 Rainbow Trout were stocked in Kaibab last week. The lake is still muddy so fishing is probably slow. I would try small silver or gold lures to try and catch the Trout.
Flagstaff Area Lakes
Much like the Williams area lakes most of the lakes in the Flagstaff area are full and spilling. Lower Lake Mary isn’t spilling, but it has more water in it than any year since 2010. Again just like in the Williams area we don’t have enough fish to stock every lake this year so only a few lakes will be stocked in the Flagstaff area. Ashurst Lake, Lower Lake Mary, and Frances Short Pond will be stocked with trout this year.
Ashurst is full!! The road is open and the first load of 2,700 Rainbow Trout was stocked last week. Another 3,000 were stocked on Monday. The water in the lake is relatively clear so I would try fishing with lures for the fresh stockers. With the low water level of the lake prior to the spring runoff I don’t think many fish survived the winter.
Frances Short Pond
So far Frances Short pond has been stocked with about 1,000 Rainbow Trout with more scheduled to be stocked this week. Folks have been catching fish using flies and lures. Some have also been caught using corn and worms. The load of Trout stocked last week contained some larger fish with some being over 14 inches. Stocked Thursday.
Lower Lake Mary
Lower Lake Mary has had about 22,000 larger (10 + inch) Rainbow Trout stocked in the last couple of weeks along with about 8600 smaller (6-8 inch) Rainbow Trout. The recent stocking of Rainbow Trout contained some really nice trout with one being measured at about 18 inches. My coworker caught and released 102 trout Tuesday on flies with a size 12 bead head prince nymph and size 12 zebra midge working best. Folks were also doing well on small lures.