Tonto Creek, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Tonto Creek, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Tonto is fishing well, lots of healthy fish have been caught. Crayfish are always active during this time of year for bigger fish. small black streamers will always work.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Tonto Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Low

Visibility: 9 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid day to afternoon in the winter

Best stretch: Bear Flat to Kohls Ranch

Best access point: Kohls Ranch

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, Hoppers, Ants.

Fish species: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Payson

Person Fishing in a stream

Tonto Creek Description

Tonto Creek is one of several small streams along the Mogollon Rim NE of Payson, Arizona. It is one of the most accessible Rim creeks and boasts a hatchery at the headwaters. It is fed by Horton Creek just downstream of its headwaters, which is another favorite among small stream anglers. Further downstream Haigler Creek feeds it as it enters the Hellsgate Wilderness. Tonto Creek eventually ends up feeding ...

Techniques & Tips

Small stream tactics are in order for this creek. Stealthy approach and making the first cast into each pool count. General attractor dries with small nymph or midge droppers will get it done on most days.

7-Day Forecast

Good option!

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