Author: Fish AZ

Fishing Report: Ashurst Lake

Just got back from creeling Ashurst. Folks were catching fish on garlic PowerBait (chartreuse, yellow and white) on both sides of the lake, but the folks on the point opposite of the boat ramp were catching more than the folks around the boat ramp. There was an exception with the...

Fishing Report: Lake Powell

From Wayne Gustaveson at www.wayneswords.com: “Surface feeding stripers” Lake level is still declining with 16,000 acre feet of water flowing into the lake while 24,000 acre feet flows out. Water temperature is climbing with early morning temperature now at 59 degrees F. Hopefully the warming air temperature will allow the...

Angler Report: Frances Short Pond

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Frances Short Pond Jim G. of Flagstaff: Caught this 18-inch 1.75-pound rainbow trout at Frances Short on Saturday, April 21. Caught 10 fish in 4 hours but this was the biggest. All fish on pistol Pete’s and Joes flies. See more reports

Fishing report: North Central region

According to the city of Williams, the gate to City Reservoir is now open.  Also, according to the Forest Service website, CC Cragin (Blueridge) is closed because of low water levels. Fishing was excellent at Ashurst on Saturday with lots of folks catching nice sized rainbow trout on PowerBait.  ...

Fishing report: North Central region

Ashurst Lake was stocked last week and another load is heading there this week.  Both Frances Short and Ashurst  were stocked with some bigger fish, 12-inch plus, from a pond at Bubbling Ponds Hatchery (1.53 fish/lb). Saturday morning, when I was doing creel census at Ashurst, folks were catching a...