Fishing report: North Central region
So far this week, Ashurst, City and Santa Fe reservoirs have been stocked with some really nice size fish. Kaibab and Cataract were stocked last week. Frances Short is being stocked weekly. All of the fish stocked so far have been nice-sized fish.
Folks are catching holdover rainbows at Ashurst running 13-18 inches. I was gone last week, but folks were catching them on green garlic PowerBait off of the rocks on the east side of the lake. Matt (AZGFD Wildlfie Specialist) caught six in an hour or so on Joes Flies last weekend on Ashurst.
Matt also fished Frances Short and Lower Lake Mary over the weekend and did well. The lower lake fish were 14-16 inches and the Frances Short fish were mostly stockers, but he did catch one 18 inch holdover in the pond.
Chuck Benedict is an Aquatic Wildlife Specialist out of Flagstaff