Ashurst Lake Fishing Report

Ashurst Lake - Flagstaff, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Trout activity is increasing on cloudy days, early in the mornings, late in the evenings, and following monsoon rains. For bait anglers, PowerBait and worms fished on the bottom are the best approach. Slow-trolling small lures from a boat is still producing, especially early and late in the day. Good fly patterns include: #10 bead headed black, brown, or olive Simi-seal leeches and wooly buggers, zebra midge, mayfly, dragonfly, damselfly, and hoppers. An algae bloom is present on the lake, but cloudy days will hopefully help. Angler Clint F. reported he had success fishing from the bank to the left of the boat ramp. His advice was to throw it out as far as you can, let it hit bottom, reel in from the top of the rocks. He caught about 15 or 20 pike from that spot and one nice trout to the left of it. Only boats with a single 10-horsepower motor (or less) or a single electric motor are allowed on Ashurst Lake. The limit is 4 trout. The lake is about 85% full and water clarity is decent. Surface temperature 73 F, pH 8.55, D.O. 9.4, Secchi depth 0.42 meters on 8/14/2023.

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