Salt River, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Salt River, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The bass bite has been picking up and they fat up for the winter. Poppers and clousers have been producing well. Trout will be hitting subsurface baetis patterns
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salt River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Phon D Sutton, Blue Point Bridge, Water Users

Best access point: Phon D Sutton, Blue Point Bridge, Water Users

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Bass, Carp, Suckers, Winter Trout Stocking

Fishing season: Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter

Nearest airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor

Salt River Description

The Salt River is located just east of the Phoenix Metro area. It is home to a year round bass, carp and sucker population and is stocked April through March with Rainbow Trout. The is the closest place to town where you can catch a trout in moving water. Early in the season (Oct-Jan) can be tricky fishing above Phon D Sutton until the Salt River Project start moving water out Stewart Mountain Dam on Saguaro ...

Techniques & Tips

There is water being released from Bartlett Lake into the Verde river, giving good flows to the Salt at and below Phon D Sutton. We recommend nymphs, eggs and worms where there is good current. On the upper river stripping buggers and leeches through the slow moving pools can entice a trout to eat.

7-Day Forecast

Winter stockings are on the books, check AZ game and fish for stocking schedule. The rough fish are prime for some attention until the end of December. They tend to like a green hares ear swung through the riffles.

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