Category: North Central

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...

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

High winds over the past week made angling difficult. No recent reports are available. Kaibab Lake, Ashurst Lake, City Reservoir and Santa Fe Reservoir were all stocked with rainbow trout this Monday instead of being stocked next week so the hatchery could empty the raceways the fish were in to...

Angler Report: Fain Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Fain Lake Michael W.: Strong Winds Made For An Incredible Day Of Fishing At Fain Lake! In 5 hours of fishing with fellow fisherman, I caught & released 105 Rainbow Trout and he caught & released 58… Fish ranged from 7 to 13 inches. All...

Angler Report: Lynx Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Lynx Lake Michael W.: The Bite Was On At Lynx Lake! In 2 hours, 45 minutes (Wednesday), I caught & released 61 rainbow trout … ranging from 10 to 13 inches. All fish caught at south shore cove of the lake on crappie tubes...

Angler Report: Dogtown Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Dogtown Lake Fishing Heating Up At Dogtown Reservoir! In 5 hours, a fellow fisherman & I each caught & released one largemouth bass averaging 1.5 pounds and combined we almost caught and released 100 rainbow trout ranging from 8 to 13 inches. Most fish...

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...