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Oak Creek - AZ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week

Dry-droppers, caddis, stimulators, hoppers and beetles. You really cant go wrong with a small black stonefly like a prince nymph or even a pheasant tail this time of year. Stripping sculpzillas and wooly buggers has been prodcing fish. Dont forget to keep some BWOs in your box for when that hatch hits! Make sure you are casting towards the bank, those brown will hold in slack water waiting to ambush.

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Map of Oak Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/11/22

Good time to be fishing right now! get up there before the swimmers start!

Techniques & Tips as of 5/11/22

Indicator and double fly rigs deep have been working best. Try fishing streamers through slack water and hitting undercut banks. The higher flows at oak creek can be a great time for targeting those bigger brown trout.

Local Species Available All Year-Watch Flagstaff weather

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    Brown Trout

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Gila Trout

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph Tan, Natural 14-18
Fly Formerly Known As Prince Black, Yellow, Royal 12-16
RS2 olive 22
Hawkins Triple Double Rainbow 4
Sculpzilla Olive 2,8
Mike's Meal Ticket Olive 2

Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph

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Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Oak Creek

Oak Creek is a beautiful small stream located in the red rocks right outside of Sedona, Arizona. This creek is stocked with Rainbow Trout and Gila Trout but also boasts a great population of Wild Brown Trout. Some of the browns in this small stream can go over 20 inches, with most in the 14-18" range. There is a small catch and release area from Junipine Crossing to the Call of The Canyon Crossing. Access is easy from the 89A north of Sedona, but much of the best fishing lies between the access points and requires hiking. Weekends can be crowded on the OC, but often times you have the place to yourself during the week. This is a year round fishery, but keep an eye out for winter storms.

Nearest Airport:

Phoenix Sky Harbor


streamers Mayflies (BWO) eggs midges

Best Time to Fish:

All Day

Best Stretch:

Grasshopper, Banjo and Call of the Canyon