Trout fishing around phoenix

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Where's the best trout fishing in Arizona!

Bartlett Reservoir
0
No votes
Black River - Lower River
4
7%
Black River - Upper River
9
16%
Canyon Creek - Payson
2
4%
Chevelon Canyon Lake
3
5%
Colorado River
3
5%
Colorado River - Lees Ferry
12
22%
Little Colorado River - Greer
5
9%
Lower Salt River
4
7%
North Fork of the White River - Whiteriver
0
No votes
Oak Creek
2
4%
Silver Creek - Show Low
2
4%
White Mountain Lakes
9
16%
 
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Trout fishing around phoenix

Post by JoelHazelton » May 01 2006 8:00 am

I was just wondering if anybody knew of any places close to Phoenix that they stock trout. We usually go to oak creek, but that's kinda far...

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Post by ASUTyler » May 01 2006 12:10 pm

They stocked the Salt River, but that was a couple months ago. On the plus side, there are some bass in there, that have hopefully been eating trout fry! If you are fly-fishing, toss out a wooly worm, or some kind of representative streamer. If you are fishing with bait, you can't go wrong with minnows.

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Post by azbackpackr » May 01 2006 8:26 pm

I just love those sand trout!
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Post by domromer » May 02 2006 4:46 am

not really in PhX but West clear creek isn't too far away, and the Verde river also had decent trout. I had really good luck this year on a stretch by dead horse state park

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Post by arnold21 » Jun 12 2006 12:26 pm

In response to azpride's reply:

beleive it or not they stock Rainbow Trout in the Tempe Town Lakes right down near Mill and the 202. Fishing is probably best in the Spring, right after they stock it. Although, if you want some real Trout fishing you have to head up to the Rim.

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Re: Trout fishing around phoenix

Post by te_wa » Jun 12 2006 2:50 pm

arnold21 wrote:In response to azpride's reply:

if you want some real Trout fishing you have to head up to the Rim.
not entirely true. There is an area off Crackerjack rd. in East Verde that has both Native rainbow and Brown trouts.
There are 2 types of trout in Apache lake, some more in Tonto creek near Gisela, and some really good catches are available at
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Post by Dschur » Jun 12 2006 3:40 pm

In response to arnold21's reply: They stock the Green Valley Park lakes in Payson too with trout. Someone has also caught a large bass there and they don't stock bass there. Someone said it was tackle box stocked. (but it is reclaimed water in the lakes not sure if you want to eat them)
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Salt River trout

Post by fishbike » Jun 13 2006 11:29 am

The Salt River is your best bet to get local. I usually use a kayak to get to the choice spots, but the eddys below a good riffle are your best bet.
I usually try to get to the water around 4pm on the weekends, to give the tubers time to clear out. Nice fish too, usually in the 8" to 14" range.
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Re: Salt River trout

Post by AK » Jun 18 2006 12:48 am

fishbike wrote:The Salt River is your best bet to get local. I usually use a kayak to get to the choice spots, but the eddys below a good riffle are your best bet.
I usually try to get to the water around 4pm on the weekends, to give the tubers time to clear out. Nice fish too, usually in the 8" to 14" range.
Lower Salt just beneath Stuart Mountain Dam (Saguaro Lake).
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Post by domromer » Jun 18 2006 7:26 am

Colorado!

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Re: Trout fishing around phoenix

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jun 29 2006 7:51 pm

azpride wrote:I was just wondering if anybody knew of any places close to Phoenix that they stock trout. ...
Let's go to the source, the folks that run the hatcheries at AZ Game & Fish
http://www.gf.state.az.us/h_f/where_fish.shtml
http://www.gf.state.az.us/h_f/where_fish_central.shtml

And looking at the records, this one surprised me.
Trout, Rainbow 12 lb. 5.76 oz. 32.25 in., Tempe Town Lake
Brandon Childs, Gilbert 12/28/02
http://www.gf.state.az.us/h_f/state_records.shtml

And for the AZ G&F weekly fishing report
http://www.gf.state.az.us/artman/publis ... x_28.shtml
It looks like the Lower Salt is the place because of the forest closures
Believe it or not, this isn’t a bad time to fish the Lower Salt River. This may be the last week we can stock it, maybe not. Regardless, it is getting an extra dose of trout this week that are being diverted from the fisheries that are closed due to fire restrictions. It’s a little trout bonus close to home, which isn’t a bad deal considering gas prices. First light is best.

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