Upper and Lower Lake Mary Report

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

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Lower Lake Mary - The day use area is now open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 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 less) or a single electric motor are allowed on Lower Lake Mary. Fishing remains excellent for rainbow trout and we've gotten reports of large holdover trout. Small lures (spoons like Kastmasters and inline spinners such as Joe’s flies), flies (#10 bead head Simi-seal leech in black, wine, and olive, #14-18 zebra midge, soft hackles, elk hair caddis, and #12 prince nymph), and bait (PowerBait and worms) are all working well. Midges have been hatching out in droves on warm days, creating a fun dry dropper fishing opportunity. Northern pike have been active, especially in the afternoons as the lake warms.

Upper Lake Mary - Statewide limits apply for the fish species in Upper Lake Mary, check your regulations (page 6). The main boat launches are open, but will be under construction as the lots are scheduled to be repaved. Walleye and northern pike are likely transitioning from the inflow areas of the lake to cruising the shoreline of the lake in search of food. Newman Canyon runoff has slowed considerably over the weekend with a recent reading of 1.53 cfs on 4/15/2024 @ 8 a.m.

More Reports

Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Monday, April 29th

Kaibab Lake: Kaibab Lake Report
Cataract Lake: The lake is full
City Reservoir: The road into City Reservoir is now open
Dogtown Lake: Dogtown Lake Report
Santa Fe Lake: The lake is full and spilling over
Whitehorse Lake: Whitehorse Lake Report