Luna is scheduled to have aerators installed this Spring. Hit Havasu this past couple days. Hit Becker first morning and landed some very nice rainbows and a couple Tigers on #16 midges. Haven’t seen that in several years. I have had my best luck stripping bunny leeches slowly on the bottom. Registration is free, and after registering, you will have full access to the information that is … You don’t really know if they will stay open. He landed a nice 18″ Tiger that was the big fish of the morning. Good one day, off the next. That and the fact that we switched to a fly they wanted…a Dk Olive Jiggly. Show Low has still been putting out some fatty smallmouth. No lake up here has a better strip bite than Sunrise. One of the nightly appetizers served by our gourmet chef, Crystal. Fished Sunrise Lake this morning and landed nice 16″-18″rainbows stripping Mega Simi Seal leeches…2″  Nice to feel the old Sunrise grab. Time to hit it. All the rez waters are open now and I would imagine they are all fishing well with the lack of pressure on them early this season. Orvis / Fishing Reports / Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions: Save up to $100 on Helios® 3 Rod Outfits. Not what you’d call on fire but at least some action. The ticket has been size #18 midges but that seems to have tailed off lately. My husband and boys are experienced fishermen and will need to rent waders but will have rods ect. © 2019 John Rohmer Materials - PO Box 1030 Show Low, AZ 85902 Privacy Policy I met him once at Becker. The Bonneville Cutt’s didn’t come in shallow (maybe spawning in deeper water?). Register today to join the conversation! It's Finally Winter in AZ!!! It seems the water is getting a little dingier every year. Spring is right around the corner up here. This happened on a much smaller scale than previous years. Hit Carnero the next morning to find a bunch of floating fish in the weeds and at least a dozen boaters on the very small fishable area with two more ready to launch. Sea Trout Forum. At each detailed stream page, you can upload fish pictures and your own fishing reports. Read our community guidelines. It didn’t thaw last year and spill until early April? Here we go again. Not sure how many fish we caught but we kept busy all morning netting fish. With Becker being Becker, the fish did not want to play with the same midge that day and we pretty much got spanked. No really big smallies but several 2-2.5 lbr’s that fought like the usual SL smallie. Each Wednesday, 7:00 pm Arizona Time various fly-fishing experts will join us to share their knowledge and expertise. Decided to fish Show Low the final morning and she came through for us again. Landed bluegills, green sunnies, walleye, catfish and of course some nice smallies…all on the Jiggly again. General Discussion. Overall the outlook is good. Life in the mountains…love it. Maybe the quaggas have something to do with it? The state of Arizona offers a large number of creeks, streams, and lakes that are ideal locations for fly fishing. Arizona anglers: Fishing report information is in transition. Messages 1,558 Reaction score 135 Location Anthem, AZ. Arizona Fishing Reports. Off to old faithful Railroad. If you are looking for a first class trip to the Baja…either East Cape or Magdalena Bay check out the Reel Baja at www.thereelbaja.com…888 2874076. A family-friendly community where anglers of all skill levels meet and discuss a common passion, Arizona fly fishing. I’ve tried finding the bass at SL but have had no success. This page is to share information about fly fishing in arizona. Been a rather wierd year up here with the Rez lakes closed. This site is important because there are no reliable fishing reports for Arizona. Trout Fishing in the Arizona White Mountains Just got back with two friends from trout fishing in Arizona's White Mountains with Cinda Howard. Tim Oliver, Joe Staller and I hit the Parker Strip Saturday and met up with Phil Click for an afternoon of bed fishing. Joe came up Wednesday night to fish Thursday-Saturday. The UK Fly Fishing Forum. FlyFishingAZ Forum - Member Profile > Profile Page. We have had a pretty normal snowpack and some fairly mild weather the past month, but it has gotten cold enough at night that I still have snow on the North side of my house from last Christmas??? We hit South Cove first thinking the trout may still be deeper and that cove has better access to deep water…wrong…nada, not a bump. On to Plan B.  Joe and Phil fished his boat and Tim and I hit another spot. Love to read the forums and have been an avid fly fisherman for +40 years now. Hit Carnero the next morning to find a bunch of floating fish in the weeds and at least a dozen boaters on the very small fishable area with two more ready to launch. Not the first time…won’t be the last. I hit Becker with Charlie yesterday and we got almost three hours in before the wind forced us off. Two weeks ago it was 38-40 degrees. There were some Snake River cutt’s in South Cove but not many were landed. This is a stark difference compared to what most anglers may be used to. Nice to have such a versatile fishery so close to home. Find out where the fish are biting, the best places to go and what baits and lures to use to catch big fish today. Which is great because I plan to keep hitting Show Low for the big girls that will be coming in soon. One good thing about the shutdown is the fish should be in good shape once it reopens….let’s hope sooner than later. We hit Show Low first thing Thursday am to a nice day comparably to what has been going on up here wind wise. We fished it all day, taking turns and landed smallies and lmb’s. As time permits I want to get more involved in that endeavor. We need more of that good old AZ sun. Your message. They have just started to play this past week. Hit Becker first morning and landed some very nice rainbows and a couple Tigers on #16 midges. La Nina affected the overall fishing, leading to less marlin and yellowtail tuna but the abundance of several other species of tuna, snook, dorado and grouper made for some very exciting action. Fly Fishing Oak Creek Arizona There couldn't possibly be a trout stream that is much more appealing and as beautiful as Oak Creek Arizona. Backwater 33 is on Arizona State Trust Land and is posted as such. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! https://smile.amazon.com/Wide-Deep-R...157578011_f_15, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAJVgN4IZOE. This was the case all last month as April was the busiest month I have ever had with materials. Water temps are starting to warm so this should be fun for the next month or so. Arizona’s premier fly fishing discussion website since 2006. Will there be another fly fishing boon? My theory is that the Snake River Cutt’s haven’t been planted for three years now and the numbers are way down. Skip…aka “Pappie” with beautiful 18 lb snook caught in the mangroves, Tom getting chummy with a mangrove grouper. Havasu comes through again but it is definitely not the same old Havasu of years past. Bassin on the fly is awesome! You can fish there. My two buddies were new to fly fishing and Cinda did a great job in getting them up to speed and comfortable with the basics in a very short time. Sorry for the lack of reports but I’ve been hitting Show Low and Becker and you can only do that same report so many times. Wide and Deep: Tales and Recollections from a Master Maine Fishing Guide*by Randy Spencer. Jeff de Brown of Reel Baja upped his program significantly with new accommodations and gourmet food. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Bass, Carp, Suckers, Winter Trout Stocking fishing in Salt River with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. Some early season trips to Becker with some good/bad success was about it. Curiously the lmb’s were all paired up and the smallies weren’t. The one at the top went a good 5 lbs and fought him like a tuna…..on the Dk Olive Jiggly again. We all caught fish, mostly smallies and one good lmb. With the virus keeping us homebound, it’s time to tie flies. Joe Staller, Tom Horvath, Skip Culbert, Dave Weaver, Vince Deadmond and myself enjoyed 6 days of great weather, good fishing and great food…really lucky for saltwater fishing. Mag Bay 2020 is in the books and was one of the best if not the best annual Baja trip yet. Includes pump, oars, fins, and accessory bags. I didn’t have much time to hit the water lately. I only found them in one of my usual spots. A flock of frigates in the mangroves. We headed up to Havasu City that afternoon and got ready for the lake the next day. Not quite sure what’s going on there because these are supposed to be Triploids that don’t spawn. The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Traveler A forum to share travel ideas on restaurants, bars, brewpubs, campgrounds and hotels when you are fly fishing in the region. Silver Creek is a go to fishing spot for many reasons. Reasonable price. Arizona Specialty Flies (5) Assorted Fly Collections (7) Balanced Leech (20) Bead Bellies (8) Bead Head Simi Seal Buggers (15) Bead Head Simi Seal Leech (15) Diamond Hair Streamer (5) Egg Sucking Simi Seal Leech (9) Foxheads (6) JR Jiggly (3) JR's Baitfish (4) Magnum Simi Seal Leech (9) Punks (9) Rubber Leg Bead Belly Simi Seal Leech (5) Coming soon will be online education opportunities. I’ll pick up a trout every now and then but no smb’s or walleye. …as of a week ago. 8 talking about this. Joe and Dick Brooks came up for a few days of cooler weather and some fishing. User: JoannaBeimi, Title: New Member, We split up and found some of the waters we normally fish, not fishable because of the water being pretty cloudy. Solid, hard fighting smallies. It has been a weird Winter. This page is to share information about fly fishing in arizona. Next time out I plan to try stripping some baitfish patterns. Don't worry. Love it! The water is up and reeeaaally clear. We met Tim there and fished with him for awhile, landing a couple 14″ rainbows. We may have to adjust our tactics somewhat in the future. I've lived in AK, ID, FL, and now AZ, and have fished in HI, MI, MT, CO, WY, UT as well as the Caribbean. You usually get two-three hours before the wind gets you. General Fly Fishing Discussion. Forums. They average 24″s and are everywhere. Don't get this wrong. I’ll believe it when I see it. First, it’s always … As the title says, a forum for fly fishing entomology. You wonder how often that goes on. We have all kinds of fishing up here in addition to fly fishing...pond and big lake fishing...and we are close to some National Parks too. I tried my hand at the grassies in rainbow and got totally spanked. The water is as good as I’ve seen in years and is up. Big still is off and on and hasn’t really turned on like past years. Fish are being caught on small nymphs and simi’s stripped. They eat it like they’re going 100 miles an hour…broke off the first couple on 3x. It's supported / moderated by and in support of Roger Rohrbeck's efforts on flyfishingentomology.com. Holdovers 16″-17″ are taking smallish top water flies as well. Tim didn’t have much time so Joe and I headed around the corner to the next cove (not really sure what it is called) and got into some fish there stripping BH Flashback PT’s. The bobber boys were doing even better. Menu Log in Register Home. When outside in the blue water, we look for these birds circling to locate baitfish. Mag Bay 2020 is in the books and was one of the best if not the best annual Baja trip yet. The weather had turned cool the previous couple days…cool enough that I actually turned my heat back on for a bit. This forum includes past discussions on the subject pulled in off the main board. Bob landed several really nice females. What about fly fishing forums? Find local fishing reports on the following websites to keep you up-to-date on local fishing information. It’s just so easy to hit SL….seven minutes away and those smallies are some kind of fight. I landed the fattie above, a female that looked like she was ready to burst. FlyFishingAZ Forum - Member Profile > Profile Page. AZG&F hasn’t stocked the Snakes in three years so numbers are almost certainly down. He used to post regularly....mostly about Becker. Yesterday it was up to 44 and the trout were doing their spawn dance in the shallows? See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Fishing Supplies in Prescott, AZ. Excellent condition. Arizona Fly Fishing Info Arizona Hatch Charts: Black River , Blue River , Lee's Ferry , Little Colorado River , Verde River Major Hatches: Baetis , BWO , Midges , Salmonfly , Tricos Between the fish that are taken off the beds and left unguarded and the gizzard shad gobbling eggs, I have doubts Havasu can maintain the fishing it once had. I believe this contributed to the slow early fishing that day. These cutt’s came into the shallows to spawn every Spring. Mornings they were off the beds until the water warmed a bit. Moderator: dkile. For some reason the bigger Bonnevilles just haven’t come in yet??? Best Fly Fishing in Arizona. Lakes are up and the runoff really hasn’t started yet. I just can't believe that there are like virtually zero posts!! I have had some luck fishing Show Low lately for the smallies. Next day we hit the river again at a different spot. I have hit Big Lake three times with some seriously good fishermen and the biggest fish any of us caught were 14″ Bonnevilles. Salmon Fishing Forum. Lost 4 to jumps that I didn’t get to the net. All were between 2.5 and 3.5 lbs. 42 : 549 : 11/23 10:47 dkile: Travel and Adventure An out of state travel forum for trips, lodging and food beyond our borders Moderator: dkile. Earlier this season I switched to a Copper/Olive Diamond Dub Jiggly that worked well too but not that morning. I talked with a conventional guy who saw a ball of gizzard shad rolling a spawning female like a football gobbling the eggs as she was laying them. You must have permission from the state to access state trust land. I love Show Low for it’s diversity. Next day we hit Big Lake to see what was going on troutwise. Outcast 8' Fishcat for sale. Silver Creek, Show Low. Reply to: NON Fly Fishing. Hopefully I’ll have some trout pics next report. Water is still a little cold but managed to land 10-11 in the afternoons. I’m not really sure how many are left in Big. An Arizona hunting or fishing license is permission to access Arizona state trust land for the purpose of hunting or fishing. Arizona Fish Reports is the best source for update Fish Reports for all over Arizona. Joe landed 4 brookies and I got a Bonnieville Cutt about 14″ and a brookie. Carnero is the hot spot right now. Off to new tactics again. I’m seeing more and more gizzard shad harassing the bass. Arizona Fishing Forum is a local fishing forum for AZ anglers to share tips, ask questions and show off their fishing successes! They were followed in by the egg eating Rainbows in the lake, making them more available to us shallow fishing fly flingers. Headed back again next weekend. What happened to all the folks who posted interesting and informative info? Most users ever online was 2,933, 12-10-2015 at 08:39 PM. All the fish were caught on big 5.5″-6″ Helmet Heads in shad color. You can catch plenty of trout, Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Salt River in Arizona! It all depends on the number of new virus cases that show up. Preview. Arizona has fly fishing reports and conditions for the following fisheries: Choose A Different State Here: Visit Orvis.com. This was my main fly last season with the stained water. What's really unique about the fishing here is that some of these waters are located in urban cities. Fly fishing Oak Creek will make you quickly understand why fishing for trout isn't always just about catching fish. Bass on the Fly - Arizona Fly Fishing Forums We both landed some nice 16″-18″ rainbows on hoppers and of course missed a few as well. His boat and tim and Bob Boyd met us at the top went a good lbs. Supposed to be hatched 7:00 pm Arizona time various fly-fishing experts will join us to tips! 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