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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout, channel catfish, bluegill and northern pike at Ashurst Lake in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Ashurst Lake, AZ

Located 15 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Ashurst Lake is a 230-acre lake offering a variety of species to anglers. This natural lake is ideal trout fishing water. The lake often has excessive northern pike which feed on trout. Anglers are requested to catch and remove large northern's to help protect the trout fishery. Camping at the lake is available for tents, RV's and motorhome's up to 35 feet. There is plenty of shoreline with easy access for bank fishing. Canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats provide access to all areas of the lake.

Ashurst Lake, located in northern Arizona, is a fantastic destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake is known for its serene and picturesque setting, providing a peaceful escape for anglers seeking a tranquil fishing experience. Ashurst Lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and bass, making it a versatile fishing destination.

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Trout fishing is particularly popular at Ashurst Lake, with both rainbow and brown trout being regularly stocked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. These trout species thrive in the cool waters of the lake, providing anglers with ample opportunities to reel in a prized catch. Fly fishing, spin casting, and bait fishing are all effective techniques for targeting trout at Ashurst Lake.

Primary fish species residing in Ashurst Lake

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Channel catfish Rainbow trout Brook trout Bluegill Northern pike

In addition to trout, Ashurst Lake is also home to bluegill and northern pike. These game fish can provide exciting action for anglers who prefer to target warm-water species. Anglers can try casting with a variety of artificial lures or live bait to entice a bass bite.

Boating is permitted at Ashurst Lake, offering anglers the option to explore the waters from a different perspective. However, it's important to note that only electric motors are allowed, ensuring a peaceful and environmentally friendly boating experience. The lake's calm waters are ideal for paddling or leisurely boating, allowing anglers to access various fishing spots.

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Ashurst Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Ashurst Lake Campgrounds
One primitive boat ramp is located mid-lake, on the west side of the lake. Other areas around the lake offer portage of canoes and kayaks from camping areas.

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Camping at Ashurst Lake is a popular option for those who wish to extend their fishing adventure. The lake features a campground with both tent and RV sites, providing a convenient and scenic place to stay overnight. Campers can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding pine forest, relax by the lake, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Ashurst Lake Campground - 928 526-0866

Forked Pine Campground - 928 527-3600

Pine Grove Campground - 877 444-6777

Ashurst Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Ashurst Lake
Coconino National Forest
928 527-3600


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