Rainbow trout will be stocked this week

Oak Creek - Sedona, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the catch-and-release section on Oak Creek was 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. Stream flow was 30.4 cfs on 11/20/2023. Cave Springs and Pine Flat Campgrounds are closed for the winter. Anglers are finding success on spinners and flies. Hellgrammite, Simi-seal Leeches, Zebra Midges, Elk Hair Caddis, hoppers, and mayfly patterns are a good bet. As the fall leaves change color, the leaf peeper crowd will no doubt be on the upper reaches of the creek during the month of November, but fishing should be good and the setting will make for beautiful picture opportunities. Rainbow trout will be stocked this week.

Kevin Rapkoch has a good video of fly fishing Oak Creek for rainbows and wild brown trout. The rig that was working was two Prince Nymph flies under an indicator. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCsQslx0MX0&t=210s.

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