Category: Fishing Forecast

Williams and Flagstaff area fishing report — go fishing NOW!

Fishing is excellent at Kaibab Lake and Dogtown Lake right now.  Folks are catching big trout on Lower Lake Mary early in the morning and late in the evening. It is Pine Pollen season in the Flagstaff and Williams area so you may notice the yellow pine pollen floating on the lakes! Dogtown Lake We stocked a load of bonus trout from Colorado into Dogtown Monday morning.  The fish averaged about ¾ of a pound.  Folks were catching them right after we stocked on spinners, spoons and PowerBait.  Folks are doing great on Green garlic PowerBait and rainbow PowerBait today....

Where will the next State Record come from?

This winter has already been a mixed bag with record snow levels in places followed by some warmer weather lately. That’s Arizona! While it’s next to impossible to predict what the rest of winter has in store for us and what water levels may turn out to be, it’s always kind of fun to think about where that next state record fish might come from. Winter is usually a great time to think about upcoming fishing trips, and maybe where to prioritize you effort in 2017.   It’s just one biologists opinion, but here are some thoughts on where huge...

Northern Arizona Fishing Update

Dogtown Lake Dogtown Lake continues to be excellent for trout. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout are being caught on small lures (1/8 oz to 1/12 oz) and flies. Good lure patterns include: Kastmasters (gold and silver), Joe’s Flies (Royal coachmen and black), Panther Martin Spinners (gold and black), and Mepp’s Spinners (gold, silver, and black). Successful fly patterns include: Prince Nymph’s (#14-#12), Zebra Midges (#14-#16) in black, Zug Bug’s (#14-#10), and Wooly Buggers in Brown or Black (#12-#10). Try a slow retrieve for best results. Fishing from shore or in a boat is producing large numbers of fat healthy trout....