Canyon Creek, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Canyon Creek, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Summer Conditions. Fish early in the day as well as late in the day.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Canyon Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: good

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All Day; cloudy days are excellent,

Best stretch: White Mountain Apache Reservation border to OW Bridge

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

hoppers, beetles, ants, BWO on cloudy days, and some bigger fall caddis.

Fish species: Wild brown and a few rainbow trout

Fishing season: Year Round-Check for road closures

Nearest airport: Payson

Lower Canyon Creek Description

Not technically closed for the winter, but access is treacherous. Lower Canyon Creek road is closed.

Techniques & Tips

Small stream tactics rule, make the first cast into each pool count. Limit false casting, start at the bottom of a section and work your way to the top. Place casts slightly above likely holding spots and be ready for an immediate eat. In the winter and early spring during high flows, utilize an indicator, split shot and multiple flies and the whole river is fishable. During low water focus on particular spots and try and spot fish before casting.

7-Day Forecast

Fishing well. Often dries like Elk Hare Caddis work. The ticket lately has been cicadas and terrestrials!


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