Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week
Olive hoppers, and leech patterns should induce a bite. Try fishing an indicator rig with a Green san-juan and a glo-ball! It is still great fishing even when it gets too hot to be standing out there. For urban bass, try smaller minnow imitations, and your trout flies. Try a small popper to a mayers mini leech hung under neath it! The urban bass dry dropper!
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 9/12/22
Canals have been on fire this month! Lots of fish on dry flies with your usual small leech patterns! Try swinging those leeches and see what happens! If water is deep and stained, dont be afraid to throw a glo-bug and san juan under an indicator! If you want a cheat sheet for checking urban canal flows, check the precipitation level of the salt river gauge. Can give you a clue if water is going to be clear or dirty.
Techniques & Tips as of 9/12/22
If targeting carp, make sure to spot the fish first and cast in front of them by 10-15ft giving your fly a chance to hit the water unseen and sink to the bottom as they approach. We have several carp specific flies in the shop, but we fish bright colored eggs as much as any other pattern. Carp in the canals are often seen surface feeding; try buggy dries and small hoppers. When targeting bass we generally fish streamer patterns like buggers or messy minnows with a fast retrieve.
Local Species Available Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter
|May's Identity Crisis||natural||8|
|Jan's Carp Tickler||olive,rust||8|
|Hise's Carpnasty||rusty orange, grey||6|
|Meg A Egg Sucking Leech||black||2|
|Baby Fat Minnow||Olive||12|
|Clouser Minnow||Black, white||6-10|
May's Identity Crisis
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
6-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line