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 open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Campgrounds along the Lake Mary Road corridor are open. 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 good for rainbow 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 also been active and have been readily caught on lures. The lake level is dropping, concentrating the fish. For best success, target the main channel or open areas in the aquatic vegetation. 

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, and an electronic fee system is now in place. Nearby Lakeview and Pine Grove campgrounds are now open. 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. Target the edges of the weed line for northern pike and look for rocky shoreline and points for walleye. Anglers have been catching very large yellow bass (rivaling the current state records) recently on crankbaits.

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Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Sunday, May 26th

Woodland Reservoir: Fishing is fair
Silver Creek AZ: Fishing is rated good
Show Low Lake: Fishing is great for bluegill and trouT
Greer Lakes: Fishing is fair, very weedy this spring
Big Lake: Big Lake has had a good start to the 2024 season
Becker Lake: Fishing is rated fair
Knoll Lake: Road access (FR300) to Knoll Lake is now open
Lake Powell: Lake Powell Report
Colorado River - Lees Ferry: Lees Ferry Report
Beaver Creek: Bass are unlimited harvest in Wet Beaver and Beaver creeks
West Clear Creek: Smallmouth bass are unlimited harvest in West Clear Creek
Roosevelt Lake: Fishing is rated good
Lower Salt River: Trout are being stocked
Lake Pleasant: Stripers are hitting shad / perch jerk baits
Bartlett Lake: Bartlett Lake Report
Ashurst Lake: Ashurst Lake report
Francis Short Pond: Frances Short Report

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
Upper & Lower Lake Mary: Upper and Lower Lake Mary Report
Francis Short Pond: The city has repaired and installed a new aeration system
Ashurst Lake: Ashurst Lake is reportedly fishing well
Kinnikinick Lake: Kinnikinick Report
Lake Pleasant: Lake Pleasant Fishing Report
Saguaro Lake: Saguaro Lake Report
Bartlett Lake: Bartlett Lake Report
Blue Ridge Reservoir: Blue Ridge Reservoir Report
Alamo Lake: Bead fishing should be picking up
Lake Havasu: Lake Havasu Fishing Report