Gill netting surveys of Upper Lake Mary early this week

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

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Lower Lake Mary - The day use area is closed for the winter season. Anglers are finding success using nightcrawlers, garlic PowerBait, small lures (1/12-1/8-ounce) and flies (#10 bead-headed Simi-seal leech in black, olive, and purple, #12 Prince Nymph, #10 Brown bead-headed Wooly Bugger, and Zebra Midges). Trout are active and being caught throughout the lake. Folks are catching small northern pike 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. Northern pike are unlimited but must be immediately killed or released. Only boats with a single 10-horsepower motor or a single electric motor or less are allowed on Lower Lake Mary.

Upper Lake Mary - Worms fished on a jig head or night crawler harness have been the most productive approach. Statewide limits apply for the fish species in Upper Lake Mary; check your regulations (page 6). The Arizona Game and Fish Department Region 2 Aquatics Program conducted gill netting surveys of Upper Lake Mary early this week. Highlights from the survey include walleye up to 25 inches and 5 pounds. and many yellow bass that exceed the current state record (11.25 inches, 1 pound, 15.8 ounces) in length up to 12.68 inches.

Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Monday, October 30th, 2023

Kaibab Lake: Kaibab Lake Report
Cataract Lake: Cataract Lake Report
City Reservoir: City Reservoir Report
Dogtown Lake: Access to the lake is open, but the campground is closed for the winter
Santa Fe Reservoir: Santa Fe Reservoir Report
Whitehorse Lake: Whitehorse Lake Report
J. D. Dam Lake: JD Dam Report
Russel Tank: Russell Tank Report
Upper & Lower Lake Mary: Upper and Lower Lake Mary Report
Francis Short Pond: Frances Short Pond Report
Ashurst Lake: Ashurst Lake Report
Kinnikinick Lake: The lake is full and turbid
Oak Creek: Oak Creek Report
West Clear Creek: Smallmouth bass are unlimited harvest in West Clear Creek
Wet Beaver Creek : Bass are unlimited harvest in Wet Beaver and Beaver Creeks
Colorado River - Lees Ferry: Lees Ferry Anglers Report
Lake Powell: Lake Powell Fishing Report
Knoll Lake: The Knoll Lake campground is closed for the winter
Woods Canyon Lake: Woods Canyon Lake Report