Fly Fishing Arizona – High Country Lake

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Fly fishing Arizona – High country lake

My buddy Jason and I were able to get out for a cold and windy day on one of the high country lakes. We had heard rumors of some big holdover brown trout and figured we would go and see what the lake had to offer. The lake fished well for the recently stocked brown trout and we caught fish in the morning and evening on sinking lines and streamers. None of the big boys came out to play.

Normally when I fish our streams here in Arizona, I practice catch and release, as many of the streams rely on natural reproduction to maintain their population. Stocked fish in a non reproducing lake is another story. With family coming in for the holidays, it’s nice to have a limit of fish to share. The great¬†thing about fly fishing Arizona¬†is that we do have year round opportunities here in this state.

Dave Scadden Pontoon
Dave Scadden Pontoon
Jason Hooked up
Jason hooked up on a nice fish
Stockers for the freezer
Stockers for the freezer


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4 Responses to “Fly Fishing Arizona – High Country Lake”

  1. Snakecharmer

    I follow your philosophy on fish. Catch and Release where the reproduction is natural. If you were stocked, you get eaten. One caveat though for streams with native fish stressed by introduced species: Catch and keep the invaders! Especially brook trout anywhere west of the Mississippi!


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