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 last week.
KAIBAB LAKE — The lake was stocked last week with trout. I had a report from an angler that he was doing well on worms under a bobber.
CATARACT LAKE — Still haven’t heard from anyone fishing Cataract this spring. Cataract should have quite a few holdover trout from last year’s stockings along with one stocking from this year. Scheduled to be stocked this week.
CITY RESERVOIR — Folks are catching trout on garlic PowerBait fished on the bottom and on worms. Stocked last week.
DOGTOWN LAKE — Fishing has been hit or miss on Dogtown so far this year. Stocked last week..
SANTA FE — No recent report. Stocked last week.
WHITEHORSE LAKE — Gate is open. 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- No report.
UPPER LAKE MARY — No report.
ASHURST LAKE — Fishing was good to excellent on Saturday with folks using garlic PowerBait doing the best. The trout I saw ranged from about 10 inches to some pushing 16 inches.
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. The lake was stocked Monday.
KINNIKINICK LAKE —No reports.
OAK CREEK — No report. Stocked last week.
BEAVER CREEK – Has been stocked.
WEST CLEAR CREEK-. Has been stocked.
BLUE RIDGE — The lake is very low and we are not planning on stocking it this year. The road to the lake is open, but the boat ramp is closed for trailered boats. Folks can still drive down to drop off canoes and other car topper boats.
KNOLL LAKE — Will be stocked this year. Last week’s stocking was postponed because of the Tinder Fire. Access from the Blue Ridge side is difficult right now due to fire closures.
LAKE POWELL – May 9 report from wayneswords.com
Chuck Benedict is an AZGFD Aquatic Wildlife Specialist out of Flagstaff