Flagstaff and Williams Fishing Report. Hot Fishing at Dogtown and Kinnikinick!!!
DOGTOWN LAKE — Fishing is excellent!!! Folks are catching Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout on lures and flies all along the lake. My coworker caught and released 40 on Thursday using a royal coachman Joe’s Fly. The biggest fish he caught was a 14 inch Rainbow Trout (see picture). He caught about 30 on Sunday and said he saw folks catching fish on bait below a bobber, but couldn’t tell what type of bait they were using.
FRANCIS SHORT POND – The fall Rainbow Trout stocking season has begun on Frances Short Pond. Worms were working this past weekend along with powerbait. Folks using flies and lures have also been catching trout. I talked to an angler today who caught and released 40 rainbows using flies yesterday. The lake will be stocked this week.
KINNIKINICK LAKE —Fishing October 1st at our fishing event on Kinnikinick Lake was excellent. Anglers using small black spinners, roostertails, and Joes Flies in the royal coachman pattern were catching both Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Some of the Brown Trout and Rainbow trout were over 14 inches with one Rainbow being around 16 inches. The standard setup was to place a casting bubble about 3 feet above the lure, cast the lure out, then bring it in slow. Fly anglers were also catching fish. According to one of our Wildlife Managers the same techniques were working this past weekend. As of 9/27/16 we have stocked about 49,000 Rainbow Trout and 10,000 Brown Trout in Kinnikinick. We also stocked 9,900 5 inch Brown Trout in the lake this week to grow up for next year. Please release these smaller fish.