Canyon Lake, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Canyon Lake, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
We are picking up some good fish using jigging methods in some of the more popular areas.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Canyon Lake is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid day

Best stretch: Boulder Cove

Best access point: Boulder Cove

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Baitfish Crawfish

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Yellow Bass, Largemouth Bass

Fishing season: Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter

Nearest airport: Phoenix

Canyon Lake Description

Canyon Creek is one of the best streams along the Mogollon Rim. This is the home stream of the Zane Grey Chapter of Trout Unlimited, one of the biggest chapters in the country. TU along with AZGFD has done a wonderful job restoring this stream after the Rodeo-Chediski fire and we believe this small stream is fishing better now than ever. Brown Trout are the main quarry here and we see some 20"+ fish come ...

Techniques & Tips

If targeting stocked trout strip a bugger or leech pattern on a full sink Type III line. Bass could still be in 8 - 10 feet near shore.Try olive/baby bass streamers.

7-Day Forecast

Post spawn, but still mornings and evenings are good.


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