Upper And Lower Lake Mary Report

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

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Upper Lake Mary - Worms fished on a jig head or night crawler harness has 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.

Lower Lake Mary - The day use area is closed for the winter season and ice has been present along the shoreline most mornings, limiting access. Anglers are finding success using nightcrawlers, garlic PowerBait, small lures (1/12 to 1/8-ounce), and flies (#10 bead-headed Simi-Seal Leeches in black, olive, wine, and purple, #12 Prince Nymphs, #10 brown bead-headed Wooly Buggers, 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.

Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Friday, November 24th, 2023

Francis Short Pond: Frances Short Pond refilled and stocked for first time since 2022 Pipeline Fire
Rose Canyon Lake: Rose Canyon Lake restrictions on swimming and boating extended for two more years
Kaibab Lake: Access to the lake and boat launch are still open
Cataract Lake: The cooler water temperatures should have tiger and brown trout active this week
City Reservoir: The reservoir level remains full
Dogtown Lake: Fall is a good time to target brown trout
Santa Fe Lake: Santa Fe Reservoir Report
Whitehorse Lake: With the drop in temperatures, fish activity is likely minimal
J. D. Dam Lake: JD Dam Report
Russel Tank: Russell Tank is full for the first time in many years
Upper & Lower Lake Mary: Gill netting surveys of Upper Lake Mary early this week
Francis Short Pond: Stocked with rainbow trout this week
Ashurst Lake: The lake is about 80 percent full and water clarity is excellent
Kinnikinick Lake: The lake is full and turbid
Goldwater Lake: Trout were stocked on 10/30 and again on 11/13
Lynx Lake: Trout were last stocked Nov. 13
Oak Creek: Rainbow trout will be stocked this week
West Clear Creek: West Clear Creek streamflow is at 26 cfs
Wet Beaver Creek : Bass are unlimited harvest in Wet Beaver and Beaver Creeks
Colorado River - Lees Ferry: Lees Ferry Fishing Report
Lake Powell: Lake Powell Fishing Report
Blue Ridge Reservoir: Blue Ridge Campground is closed for the winter season
Huffer Tank: Huffer Tank is full
Knoll Lake: The reservoir level has dropped and the boat launch is no longer in the water
Alamo Lake: The late season crappie bite is on
Lake Havasu: Lake Havasu Fishing Report
Lake Mead: Lake Mead is currently at around 1,064 feet above msl
Lake Mohave: The lake level has remained pretty steady
Blue Ridge Reservoir: Blue Ridge Reservoir Trout
Fools Hollow Lake: Fool Hollow Lake Rainbow