Oak Creek Report

Oak Creek - Sedona, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Access to Oak Creek is open. Check the regulations before heading out, as the following change was made. Starting Jan 1, 2023, the catch-and-release section on Oak Creek has been expanded to include Oak Creek from the Highway 89A bridge at Slide Rock State Park upstream to the Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery property boundary including the West Fork Oak Creek. This section will be catch and release only for trout, artificial fly and lure only, barbless hooks only. Pine Flat, Cave Springs, and Manzanita Campgrounds are now open. Stream flow was 29.8 cubic feet per second (cfs) on 6/7/2023. Anglers were finding success on spinners and flies over the weekend. Hellgrammite, zebra midge, caddisfly, and mayfly patterns are a good bet. 

At Alamo Lake (report courtesy of Alamo Lake State Park Manager Drew Collett, 6/8/23), the bass fishing is currently good and most fish are being caught on spinner baits and lipless cranks, or drop shotting a Baby Brush Hog or worms in pumpkin or motor oil with red, silver, or blue specks. Channel catfish are being caught with nightcrawlers and dough bait rigged with a bobber or just off the bottom of the lake. Crappie fishing has been a mixed bag. The...... Read More