Fishing Lower Salt River

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Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by RidgebackMan » Nov 25 2009 10:19 am

I just moved here a few weeks ago, after reading a couple posts I determined The Lower Salt River would be alright for fishing (outside the city) if you like fly fishing I would rate this river a 8.5 out of 10 for fly fishing conditions. It was overall perfect, besides the slimey bottom which wasnt bad in certain parts and was real bad in other parts. Catch and release for me but every Rainbow I pulled out was a good 11-13 inches and they all looked extremely healthy. I spoke with a Forest Ranger on a trail to the river and he said they just stocked it with 4000 or something like that about a week ago.... So if your down by the bottom, or one of the first turn offs in the Tonto range then its great for the kids, lots of banks and lots of little trout. Now I waded up the river for about 3 miles where its in between parking areas and nobody was. A large blue heron(I think) followed me all day long across river. Pretty neat. I have pictures I will load. Overall it was a fun river to fish. Larger Trout for keeps seemed to be closer and closer to the lake.
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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by berkforbes » Nov 25 2009 11:11 am

Nice update on the conditions out there.. Thanks!
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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by BobP » Nov 25 2009 11:20 am

RidgebackMan wrote:A large blue herring
Blue Heron

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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by big_load » Nov 25 2009 5:43 pm

rlrjamy wrote:
RidgebackMan wrote:A large blue herring
It's the Salt River isn't it? Somebody should check the bottom for halibut. :D

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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by joshvk121 » Nov 27 2009 7:09 am

I fish the lower salt alot... Look for the deeper holes if you want to catch the bigger trout... There out there

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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 27 2009 8:43 am

big_load wrote:
rlrjamy wrote:
RidgebackMan wrote:A large blue herring
It's the Salt River isn't it? Somebody should check the bottom for halibut. :D
Sand trout, too! They have evolved over the millenia to burrow under the sand in the river bottom when it goes dry...
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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by RidgebackMan » Nov 30 2009 3:45 pm

thanks rlrjamy fixed the spelling. That bird is always there (this time of year). I have seen it every time i went out there

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Re: Fishing Lower Salt River

Post by chumley » Nov 30 2009 4:06 pm

Welcome to HAZ RidgebackMan ...

As a newcomer to the state, I think you'll find it useful to read the Weekly Fishing Report from the Arizona Game and Fish Dept.

Many of the reports contain personal insights, so you might also want to contribute your own experiences to the report.

You can find it here:
http://azgfd.net/artman/publish/Fishing ... ndex.shtml
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