Fishing Season: Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter

Salt River - AZ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

56

Orvis Phoenix 's Tip of the Week

Bring split shot and indicators. Larger caddis nymphs would be ideal. An intermidiate line stripping streamers would also be good.

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Map of Salt River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/12/21

Fishing has been getting a lot better. Best luck is on simi seal leeches or bead head nymphs. The flows have been raised. After this weekends rain, throw a bunch of different colored san juan worms!

Techniques & Tips as of 5/12/21

Fish dries in the early morning near Blue Point Bridge or strip buggers.

Current Conditions as of 5/12/21

Fishing has been getting a lot better. Best luck is on simi seal leeches or bead head nymphs. The flows have been raised. After this weekends rain, throw a bunch of different colored san juan worms!

Local Species Available Year Round, Trout Stocking in Winter

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    Bass

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    Carp

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    Suckers

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    Winter Trout Stocking

Orvis Phoenix 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Salt River

The Salt River is located just east of the Phoenix Metro area. It is home to a year round bass, carp and sucker population and is stocked September through April with Rainbow Trout. The is the closest place to town where you can catch a trout in moving water. Early in the season (Oct-Jan) can be tricky fishing above Phon D Sutton until the Salt River Project start moving water out Stewart Mountain Dam on Saguaro Lake. Once flow begin, which fluctuate year to year, the fish spread out from their stocking locations and flies become much easier to present. This is a great river to float once water is released, opening up access to untouched parts of the river and providing am amplitude of solitude.

Nearest Airport:

Phoenix Sky Harbor

Best Time to Fish:

All day

Best Stretch:

Phon D Sutton, Blue Point Bridge, Water Users

Best Access:

Phon D Sutton, Blue Point Bridge, Water Users