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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on Nov 30 2009 3:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.