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Rim Streams & Lakes: From Payson to Heber, AZ

All creeks are fishing incredibly well. They have all been stocked other than Knoll Lake. East Verde is stocked with Gila Trout. Tonto Creek is fishing great. See the link below for the stocking schedule to stay up-to-date on the latest.

Pro-tip: Bring a 7.5ft 2 or 3wt or a 8.5ft 4wt. Waders and boot recommended.

Hagler Creek, Willow Springs, Woods Canyon, and Christopher Creek. You also could get lucky and catch a smallmouth bass at Willow Springs which is fun on a fly rod! Flies to try are blowtorch, bright colored perdigon, semiseal leeches, Pat’s rubber legs, pheasant tails, hares ear, and stim.
Ready to go? Get directions here!

Before you go – Check the stocking schedule

Now is the perfect time of year to get out there and get fishing. Come to the shop for our favorite spots and more details.

Stocking Schedule 2023

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