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JD DamPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Fly Fishing avatar Aug 29 2017
Oregon_Hiker
Fly Fishing1.21 Miles 7 AEG
Fly Fishing1.21 Miles
7 ft AEG
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I went on a 6 day camping trip to the S. Kaibab NF in the area between the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and Williams to escape the Phoenix heat. Normally on these trips I spend the days hiking but this time I brought along my fly fishing gear and old float tube that hasn't been used for 6 years since I moved here from Oregon. The second morning I drove from camp to JD Dam Lake to try out the fishing. This little lake turned out to be a real beauty. I could fish all day here without a bite just taking it all in. Although there were a few trout splashing the surface it took me a couple of hours trying various techniques and flys to finally catch and release one small trout. One other fisherman showed up that first day to fish from the bank (unsuccessfully). The logo on his truck indicated he was a fishing guide from Sedona. Other than him, I had the lake to myself for three days. The second day I caught three trout and the third day, one trout. None were over 10 inches long. Not the greatest fishing. But enough to keep me interested along with the scenic tranquility of this small lake surrounded by towering Ponderosa Pines. I would fish until a little after noon when the gathering thunderheads and my fear of lightning would drive me off the lake. Unfortunately the fish didn’t really start to bite until the thunderheads showed up. In the afternoons I would go for a short hike, explore the many forest roads in my FJ Cruiser, and then return to camp to sit in the shade and read. It was a very relaxing week.
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