Upper and Lower Lake Mary Fishing Report

Upper & Lower Lake Mary - Flagstaff, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Lower Lake Mary - Trout fishing has been improving with the cloudy days and anglers are finding success using nightcrawlers, green garlic PowerBait, small lures, and flies (#10 bead-headed Simi-seal leech in black, olive, and purple). Folks are starting to catch small northern pike recently spawned from the few northern pike that migrated from Upper Lake Mary into Lower Lake Mary during the spring. These small pike can be fun to catch on lures such as inline spinners. Reminder, the daily bag limit is 4 trout per day and 4 channel catfish per day. Only boats with a single 10-horsepower motor or a single electric motor or less are allowed on Lower Lake Mary. The day use area is now open to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The aquatic vegetation is growing well in the lake, providing habitat for aquatic insects that in turn will be excellent food for the stocked trout. On the other hand, the aquatic vegetation will also make fishing more difficult.

Upper Lake Mary - Northern pike and walleye are being caught by fly, lure, and bait anglers. Walleye are the hot species right now; worms fished on a jig head or nightcrawler harness have been the most productive approach. Aquatic vegetation is growing well in the lake, which is improving water clarity and providing cover for fish. Predatory fish will lurk on the deep edge of the vegetation waiting for food items to pass by that they can ambush. Fishing the edge of the weed line is a good approach.

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Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Friday, September 1st, 2023

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Santa Fe Lake: Anglers have recently had success for channel catfish using bait on the bottom
Whitehorse Lake: Whitehose Lake Report
Russel Tank: Russell Tank is full for the first time in many years