Tonto Creek Fishing Report (2023)

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What is Whacking Fatties? Fishing reports and forecasts for ~10,000 streams and lakes and rivers across North America and the United Kingdom.

What is the goal? To better understand fishing patterns, conditions to predict ferocity of fishable events and locations. How do we do it? Fishing Reports and Forecasts. Throughout every day, we create 7 day fishing forecasts for ~10,000 streams and lakes. What is the Fatty Factor? A 5 star rating calculated per hour over every day per stream. We create a detailed forecast for each stream whereby every hour gets a 5 star Fatty Factor rating.
How is the Fatty Factor calculated? The Fatty Factor is calculated using a fishing success estimation model containing proprietary big data analytics. We consume data from near and real-time sources, satellites, and sensors; compile/compare, against historic datasets, to create the Fatty Factor. Location, season, and analytics improve the rating over time. How is the Fatty Factor rated? 5 stars is the best while 0 stars is “Not Fatty”. How to use Whacking Fatties Fishing Reports and Forecasts? Consult the detailed stream information section of the fishing reports and forecasts for the latest weather temperatures, wind speeds, cloud cover, gauge flows, and insect hatch patterns. What do trout eat? Check out the hatch recommendations for each stream in the detailed stream area. Investigate the hatch recommendations if you are interested in what do trout eat. What kind of fish can I catch? You tell us? Rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, bass, carp, etc. Currently, fresh water species. Salt water fishing? Fly fishing for carp is awesome. Tell us what you are after? Steelhead, grayling, tarpon, bass, bonefish, taimen, permit, salmon fishing? How do I use the fishing maps? We have a vast amount of geographic data for each stream. Click on the points to get more information. Green points represent fishing access such as put-ins and take-outs. Purple points represent bridges or stream crossings whereby often Google StreetView is available. Red points represent USGS Stream Gauges. Where available, we have graphs for Predictive Hydrograph 7 days, Water Temperature, Observed Height (ft.) 7 days, Observed Discharge (cfs) 7 days, and Duration Hydrograph. The Duration Hydrograph is a graphical presentation of recent daily streamflow, plotted over the long-term statistics of streamflow for each day of the year.
Can I determine land ownership from the stream map? Yes. Landownership data is included in the map. In the map legend, the type of ownership is shown while you hover or tap on the map. You will see public or private land. For public, it will tell you the agency such as Forest Service or State Park. Does Whacking Fatties have private landowner information such as parcel boundaries? Currently, we have landowner information for Montana only. If you drill down into the map, you will see parcel boundaries. Simply click on the parcel to see who owns the land and other related information. How do I determine distance from one access to another? In the map, the measure tool can be used to trace along a stream to measure between fishing access points. Can I determine stream elevation? In the fishing map, you can turn on the elevation profile for a stream. You are able to visually see how much elevation is dropped along a stream. What other mapping data is available and useful to anglers? We provide three different background maps: dark, light, and satellite. The light is useful for planning routes to fishing access points. The satellite is very useful for all sorts of detailed planning. What gauges are included in the Stream Flow graph? For each stream, we have included all gauges for the stream overlaid into one graph. This is great for analyzing flow data of the stream as a whole to help predict best fishing areas.
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What fish are in Tonto Creek? ›

The Resource
Brown Trout
Brook Trout
Common Carp
Golden Shiner
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Where does Tonto Creek start and end? ›

Tonto Creek is a stream that flows year round, starting just below the Mogollon Rim, at the northern edge of Tonto National Forest. The creek continues its descent through the Hellsgate Wilderness area and eventually into a wide valley in the Sonoran Desert.

What fish are in Christopher creek AZ? ›

Each spring, the creek is stocked with rainbow trout, allowing anglers the opportunity to cast their hearts out for rainbows as well as brook and brown trout.

How do you fish in Oak creek Sedona? ›

You can fish most of Oak Creek with bait, lures or flies. There is an exception. From the headwaters of Oak Creek downstream to Junipine Crossing fishing is limited to catch and release with artificial lures and flies only. In this area you must use single barbless hooks and release any trout you catch unharmed.

What fish are in 16 Mile creek? ›

Most caught species
  • Smallmouth bass. 25 Smallmouth bass have been caught near here.
  • Chinook salmon. 16 Chinook salmon have been caught near here.
  • Rainbow trout. 5 Rainbow trout have been caught near here.
  • Steelhead. ...
  • Rock bass. ...
  • Common carp. ...
  • Creek chub. ...
  • 2 Largemouth bass have been caught near here.

What fish are in 18 Mile creek? ›

This creek offers 1.4 miles of public fishing rights with stocked brown trout and steelhead, along with plenty of smallmouth bass and other types of fish. Of course, people usually come here for steelhead.

What is the flood stage in Tonto Creek? ›

Flood stage ranges from 16.00 ft to a gage height of 21.00 ft for major flooding events.

Is the Salt River Natural? ›

Is the Salt River fresh water? The simple answer is no. While it starts as fresh water, it becomes salty as it flows especially after leaving Arizona White Mountain. The river is formed by the confluence of Black And White River.

How far is tonto from Phoenix? ›

From Phoenix Metro Area via the Apache Trail (Closed)

Also called State Route 88, this road leaves from Apache Junction. It is 47 miles of very scenic narrow road to State Highway 188. Turn right and follow for two miles to Tonto National Monument on the right. Allow at least 2 ½ hours for this drive.

What fish are in Spearfish Creek? ›

Catch Brown, Rainbow & Brook Trout

Surrounded by massive limestone cliffs, Ponderosa pine, Aspen, and Birch, Spearfish Creek is filled with brown, rainbow, and brook trout. There are a number of smaller streams and creeks in the Canyon, and the fly fishing here is fantastic year-round.

What fish are in Ross creek? ›

On the incoming tide, the creek fills to near capacity. Man-made stone walls on either side of the creek, plus a sandy beach at the mouth provide plentiful fishing spots. Whiting, flathead, and silver bream are common catches.

Can you fish at Shem creek? ›

Shem Creek Park offers a 3,000-foot long boardwalk over Shem Creek and surrounding marshes. Fish along the way or stop at the end to cast a line off the pier.

How many hooks can you fish with in Arizona? ›

“Angling” means the taking of fish by one line and not to exceed two hooks, by one line and one artificial lure, which may have attached more than one hook, or by one line and not to ex- ceed two artificial flies or lures.

Are there leeches in Oak Creek? ›

The wild browns in Oak Creek seem particularly fond of a well-placed fly; in fact, most of the larger specimens are reported to have been taken this way. A variety of nymphs and leeches work well here, as do numerous floating flies.

Does Tonto Creek have fish? ›

Tonto Creek Fish Species

General attractor dries with small nymph or midge droppers will get it done on most days. The best place to fish this creek is hidden pools at higher elevations where the water is cooler and the trout are larger.

What fish are in Sweetwater creek? ›

Predominant Fish Species
  • Largemouth bass.
  • Channel catfish.
  • Sunfish.
  • White crappie.

What fish are in Darby Creek? ›

The tidal section of Darby Creek supports a variety of other game fish species for anglers to target, such as Channel Catfish, Common Carp, White Perch, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, and several sunfish species (Table 1).

What fish are in 15 Mile Creek? ›

The river sustains multiple fish species, including steelhead, redband trout, and Pacific lamprey.

What fish are in Potato Creek? ›

Fishing at Potato Creek

Bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass (known as wipers), channel and bullhead catfish and perch are among the favorites.

Can you cross Tonto Creek? ›

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS TONTO CREEK WHEN IT IS FLOWING. Passes: No Passes or Fees required for this site.

Where is the most flooding in Arizona? ›

While regional floods can involve large and small river systems, it is Arizona's perennial rivers – the Colorado, Salt, Gila and Verde Rivers – that are most heavily impacted.

What was the worst flood in Dallas history? ›

Major Dallas floods took place in 1844, 1866, 1871, and 1890. However, the worst flood in Dallas history was in May of 1908, when the Trinity rose to 52.6 feet and where five people perished, 4000 more were displaced and thousands of cattle drowned in the disastrous overflow.

What is the deepest river in Arizona? ›

Gila River
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Physical characteristics
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Why is Arizona water so salty? ›

Salinity is naturally occurring in our surface water from the Salt River and Colorado River systems as well as some groundwater areas in central Arizona.

Is there bacteria in the Salt River? ›

As with all bodies of fresh water there is a risk of bacteria or protozoa infections because the water is not chlorinated.

Are there bears in Tonto National Forest? ›

Black Bear

Black bears in Arizona are mountain creatures, mainly forest dwellers. However, they are known to venture into the desert at times, particularly to seek out prickly pear fruit, a favorite food. They are seen at the Monument only rarely.

Can you take rocks from Tonto National Forest? ›

Gathering Forest Products

In all instances when something is removed from the forest, a permit is required. Contact one of the Tonto National Forest administrative offices/ranger stations before gathering any material from national forest lands.

Was Tonto a real Native American? ›

Tonto is a fictional character; he is the Native American (either Comanche or Potawatomi) companion of the Lone Ranger, a popular American Western character created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker.

What is the hardest fish to spearfish? ›

Dentex-dentex is one of the hardest fish to harvest in the Med. They require long apneas, superior camouflage skills and it is almost impossible to see them "napping" between rock formations.

Why is Spearfish Creek so cold? ›

The creek is unusual because it freezes from the bottom up instead of icing over due to the very fast rate at which the creek flows. This speed prevents ice from forming except along the bottom of the creek bed and makes year-round fishing possible.

Are spearfish good to eat? ›


Hawaii Spearfish is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium. Hawaii Spearfish is a good source of vitamin B6 and iodine.

Can you fish in Ross Creek? ›

The best part of fishing at Ross Creek is that you can drive right to the water's edge and catch a fish just by leaning against your car. Lots of families come down after work or school and fish for bream, whiting, flathead or salmon. Man-made stone walls are also visible on the eastern side by the creek mouth.

Does Duck Creek have fish? ›

Angling opportunities. Fishing opportunities for brown and rainbow trout exist on Roelke Creek and Middle Branch Duck Creek.

Does Cherry Creek have fish? ›

Largemouth bass up to 13” and rainbow trout up to 14” were collected in 2021.

Can you fish in Travertine Creek? ›

Fishing is prohibited in the following areas: Travertine Creek and other bodies of water east of U.S. 177 including the areas east of the Travertine Nature Center.

Can you fish at Dora Creek? ›

Three larger creeks (Dora Creek, Cockle Creek and Stoney Creek) drain into the Lake as well as a number of smaller waterways, many of which are popular fishing locations. Popular with land-based and boat/kayak anglers, Lake Macquarie offers yearround estuary sportfishing access in calm and protected waters.

Can you fish in Johnson Creek? ›

Johnson Creek flows though Niagara and Orleans Counties, emptying into Lake Ontario. This stream offers better than average cold water fishing with opportunities to catch brown trout, rainbow trout (steelhead) and Chinook and Cohosalmon. Fish can run as far upstream as the dam in Lyndonville.

Do fish bite better before or after rain? ›

The best time to fish is before the storm hits. The fish can sense the change in barometric pressure, and they do their best to take in as much food as possible. The reason for this is that during a rainstorm, most fish hunker down and weather out the storm.

What bait is best after rain? ›

Spinnerbaits can be ideal for fishing after a rain storm, especially if you're targeting bass in muddy water. Spinnerbaits can create flash and vibration that can attract bass in low visibility and lure them to strike.

Is it worth fishing after rain? ›

Successful Rainy River Fishing

Run-off from a heavy rain carries all kinds of food in the form of worms and other crawling critters into a river. The increase in river flow also stirs small aquatic creatures from their living places. These circumstances often put fish into a feeding frenzy.

Can I fish with 3 rods in Texas? ›

A person may fish with multiple poles or other devices, except as provided in this guide. In fresh water, it is unlawful to fish with more than 100 hooks on all devices combined.

Can you fish with 2 rods in Arizona? ›

It is legal to fish with 2 rods in Arizona. It is legal to fish with 2 rods in Arkansas. In California, you can use 2 rods if you purchase a second-rod validation. In Colorado, you can use 2 rods if you purchase an additional rod stamp.

Are treble hooks illegal in Arizona? ›

Treble hooks are legal to use throughout Arizona. Treble hooks are legal in throughout Arkansas excluding a few trout streams, which require a single-pointed barbless hook.

How do you get rid of leeches in a creek? ›

Put 1/4 cup raw meat in the can: chicken, ground beef, fish guts, turkey liver, heart or gizzard will work. Tie a string to the can, and place can in bottom of pond with a rock on it. Several times a week check pull up the can, remove the leeches and add more meat.

What time of day are leeches active? ›

Leeches can be active all day, but the early morning and evening hours are often when they come out of retreat. They swim by extending and contracting their bodies with an undulating motion like a snake.

How do leeches get in creeks? ›

Although leeches can be found naturally in various locations, the single most common way a leech will find its way into your pond is by hitching a ride on plants, fish, or rocks you introduce to your system.

What kind of fish are in Big Darby creek? ›

Most caught species
  • Smallmouth bass. 184 Smallmouth bass have been caught near here.
  • 27 Largemouth bass have been caught near here.
  • Rock bass. 12 Rock bass have been caught near here.
  • 6 Channel catfish have been caught near here.
  • Saugeye. ...
  • 5 Bluegill have been caught near here.
  • Flathead catfish. ...
  • Pumpkinseed.

What fish are in Fox River? ›

Status of the Sport Fishery: The Fox River has a very diverse sport fishery, including smallmouth and largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, walleye, flathead catfish, and Muskie.

What kind of fish are in Riggs lake AZ? ›

Fish Species

rainbow trout, brown and brook trout.

Can you fish in Fish Creek? ›

Fishing. Fishing is permitted in the Bow River and Fish Creek. The Bow River is a world-class trout fishery. Check Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for times, species, bait restrictions and catch limits.

Does Duck creek have fish? ›

Angling opportunities. Fishing opportunities for brown and rainbow trout exist on Roelke Creek and Middle Branch Duck Creek.

Does Wolf creek have fish? ›

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is a cold water facility that produces trout. Approximately one million trout are produced each year. Species include rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat trout.

Is Darby Creek stocked with trout? ›

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced its trout stocking schedule for 2023. Waterways being stocked are Chester Creek, Darby Creek, Ithan Creek, Ridley Creek, and Little Darby Creek.

How deep is Big Darby Creek? ›

Most of the trip the water is 3 feet deep or less but there are deeper parts where you can swim if you want to.

Are there trout in Darby Creek? ›

Most of the wild brown trout were caught in the upstream half of the survey segment (Table 1). A total of 12 stocked brown and rainbow trout were captured at six survey sites on Darby Creek, while a total of two stocked brown trout were captured from four sites in Ridley Creek.

What is the largest fish in the Fox River? ›

Sturgeon. The lake sturgeon is the largest and oldest fish found in the Fox River and in the Great Lakes. They can live for over 100 years and grow to over 7 feet and 200 pounds.

What is the largest fish from the Fox River? ›

Jake Kueker caught a 45.5-inch flathead catfish with a girth of 31 inches on June 25 from the Fox River in McHenry County.

What bait to use in the Fox River? ›

Artificial baits account for 95 % of fish caught. Rippin' Raps, plastics, blade baits, and hair jigs are the go-to. Same cadence as the Fox — ripping and snapping — looking for a reaction bite. Trolling can also be very effective.

What is Arizona rare fish? ›

The desert pupfish is a federally listed endangered species in the United States. The desert pupfish was once a common fish, but it is now extirpated from most of its historical natural range.

What kind of fish are in Fossil creek Arizona? ›

Fossil Creek Fish Species

Native fish in Fossil Creek include headwater chub, roundtail chub, speckled dace, Sonora sucker, and Desert sucker.


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