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.
KAIBAB LAKE — It was windy when I checked the lake on Saturday but one family had caught a few Rainbow Trout on worms from the dock. The lake was stocked last week with trout.
CATARACT LAKE — No recent report. Cataract should have quite a few holdover trout from last year’s stockings along with one stocking from this year. Should be stocked this week. This may be a sleeper spot this spring.
CITY RESERVOIR — No recent report, gate is closed. Has been stocked.
DOGTOWN LAKE — No report but fishing should be good. Stocked last week, scheduled to be stocked this week.
SANTA FE — No recent report. Has been stocked, scheduled to be stocked this week.
WHITEHORSE LAKE — gate is closed. Whitehorse was stocked with largemouth bass last month. The fish stocked were 5-8 inches long. The minimum size you can keep bass in Whitehorse is 13 inches. Please release all of the bass caught this year so we can get them established. More bass will equal bigger crappie in the long run.
LOWER LAKE MARY- I am still getting reports of fly and lure anglers catching holdover fish from last year. The ones being caught are really nice sized fish.
UPPER LAKE MARY — No report.
ASHURST LAKE — Fishing was good to excellent on Saturday when I was on the lake. Folks were catching Trout on almost any color of PowerBait with the garlic scented versions being the most successful. Folks fishing along the rock walls were doing better than the folks fishing in the shallow areas. All of the trout I saw on stringers were nice sized fish. The lake was stocked last week.
FRANCIS SHORT POND – The pond is being stocked weekly with Rainbow Trout. Folks using flies and lures are catching lots of fish. Bait anglers are catching fish on worms and garlic PowerBait. I am hearing reports of some bigger trout being caught.
KINNIKINICK LAKE — No report.
OAK CREEK — No report. Stocked last week
BEAVER CREEK – Scheduled to be stocked this week.
WEST CLEAR CREEK-. Scheduled to be stocked this week .
BLUE RIDGE — The lake is very low and we are not planning on stocking it this year.
KNOLL LAKE — The lake is low, but we plan on stocking it this year.
Chuck Benedict is an AZGFD Aquatic Wildlife Specialist out of Flagstaff