Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week
The black has been fishing great as of late. Both the upper and the lower. If you are planning to access the lower through the San Carlos, plan ahead to get your permit. The gas stations in Globe no longer carry them.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 5/4/21
Look for your typical sping BWO and caddis. dry dropper set up would be ideal. Unsure if the WMA or SCA reservation are issuing permits to the lower or not.
Techniques & Tips as of 5/4/21
Fish size 14-16 bwo nymphs or bigger buggers. Dry/dropper rigs could be good with an Elk Hair Caddis above a Pheasant Tail or Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear.
Current Conditions as of 5/4/21Look for your typical sping BWO and caddis. dry dropper set up would be ideal. Unsure if the WMA or SCA reservation are issuing permits to the lower or not.
Local Species Available April through November(no winter access to upper river)
Rainbow trout and Smallmouth Bass(lower river)
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
3-Weight 7' 6" Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line