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UPPER COLORADO RIVER/NORTHWESTERN WATERS

LAKE POWELL – Prospects are bright. Water temperature is in the magic 60s. Water level is rising. Access is improving. Most species are spawning. Fishing is productive. Hite and the upper San Juan are the hot spots.

LEES FERRY – Fishing in June should be awesome as the new water flows are starting June 1. This is likely to stir the shrimp up, which brings on "happy fish." Wade fishing likely to be good during the rise on a daily basis with possibly some afternoon drift fishing. Spin anglers should try using jigs; black, brown, and olive are the hot colors. It doesn't matter what weight. Just get them in the water.

NORTHERN ARIZONA WATERS

WILLIAMS LAKES:

KAIBAB LAKE – The campground is open. Stocked with rainbow trout the week before last. Fishing is fair for trout using worms and rainbow Power Bait.

CATARACT LAKE – Campground is open. Water quality is not sufficient to stock trout.

CITY RESERVOIR – Stocked with rainbow trout last week. Fishing is picking up. Was stocked with catfish three weeks ago.

DOGTOWN LAKE – The lake is closed to all users so the Forest Service can renovate the campground and picnic areas.

WHITEHORSE LAKE – Campground is open. Stocked the week before last. Fishing is fair.

JD DAM – Has been stocked.

SANTA FE – Stocked with rainbow trout last week. Trout and catfish were both being caught on worms fished about 4 feet below a bobber. Trout and catfish were also being caught on lures. Was stocked with catfish three weeks ago.

FLAGSTAFF LAKES:

LOWER LAKE MARY –Trout fishing was good over the weekend on rainbow Power Bait and worms. Catfish were also being caught on night crawlers and chicken liver.

UPPER LAKE MARY – Crappie fishing is good. A 20-pound northern pike has been caught this year.

ASHURST LAKE – Scheduled to be stocked this week. Fishing picked up when the wind wasn’t blowing.

KINNIKINICK LAKE – Stocked with rainbow trout. Was stocked with catfish three weeks ago. Received bonus stockings of trout last season and may have holdovers. Catfish are being caught near the dam.

OAK CREEK – Fishing is fair for brown trout and good for rainbows.

LONG LAKE – Lake is open. No report. The trout should start getting active.

SOLDIERS & SOLDIERS ANNEX – Soldiers Lake is full and Soldiers Annex is filling.

BEAVER CREEK – No report. Has been stocked.

WEST CLEAR CREEK – No report. Has been stocked.

STONEMAN LAKE – The lake has picked up some water, but no stocking is planned.

BLUE RIDGE – Stocked with rainbow trout last week. Should be plenty of holdovers. A few fish are being caught by boat anglers. A few fish are being caught from shore on red Power Bait.

KNOLL LAKE – Road is open. Has been stocked with rainbow trout.

VERDE RIVER —Trout have all but disappeared in the creel the last few weeks. Anglers have been picking up smallmouth and largemouth bass up stream of the Pecks Lake Diversion.

DEADHORSE STATE PARK LAGOON — Fishing was slow over the weekend with just a few folks catching some bluegill and a catfish or two.

LYNX LAKE — Trout fishing was fair over the weekend. Folks were having mixed luck catching the rainbows with Power Bait and worms. Brown trout stockings have concluded. More than 10,000 were stocked in April.

FAIN LAKE – Trout will be stocked this week. Rainbow-colored Power Bait and worms were both working well last weekend.

CHEVELON CANYON LAKE — Fishing is fair to good.

BEAR CANYON LAKE — Fishing is fair to good. The lake has been stocked with catchable size rainbow trout.

BLACK CANYON LAKE — The lake is open and full. Catchable size rainbow trout have been stocked.

WILLOW SPRINGS LAKE — The boat ramp is accessible. Fishing is fair to good.

WOODS CANYON LAKE — The boat ramp is accessible. The fishing is fair to good. The lake has been stocked with catchable rainbow trout.

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