One might think that Arizona noted for its desert land might not be the best place to expect to go trout fishing. Well not exactly. My son and grandson do it quite often. They just have to had north of the Phoenix area into the mountain ranges where melting snow can provide water. It's often tough hiking as the terrain becomes steeper and more rugged but there are trout to be found. Take a look.
Son Tony and grandson Leonard camping in the Arizona mountains.
The Valley of the sun. Phoenix Desert and South to the Mexican border. North to Flagstaff and skiing Grand Canyon, mountains and Colorado.
Ray with the Minnesota trout. A. K. A.
Pike trout. No mountains here though.
Wow! Who knew there were trout streams in Arizona? Great photographs.ReplyDelete
The streams look much like many of the tributaries of the Big Hole, like Wise River. I've only fished the area of Marble Canyon on the Colorado in Arizona, and back then it was outstanding fishing, lots of medium sized rainbows.ReplyDelete
Hope you're well.
The new knee my ortho guy says is "ahead off the curve" and except for icy dayS Im' leaving my cane behind...:)Delete
By the way, the fish looks like a cross between a walleye and pike. Didn't know either had spots on their tails though.Delete
Well who knew, when I think of Arizona I think of desert only!ReplyDelete
Looks beautiful! We are anxious to check out Arizona and New Mexico for camping/hiking. I hear it is incredible.ReplyDelete
Read the comment about your knee---so glad you are doing well!! Yea!! Keep up the good work!
You're right about it's not an association that one tends to make, but it makes sense. Our car got iced up at the end of May in Flagstaff when it was 80 in Phoenix.ReplyDelete
Nice! Years ago when I went to the Grand Canyon, I did a little exploring around Prescott. Beautiful area!ReplyDelete
Did you catch that enormous trout?ReplyDelete
Arizona is the last place I would have thought would have trout fishing. We learn every day don't we?ReplyDelete
Nice to see you are getting out and about. Great news about the knee.ReplyDelete
Awesome vistas. Fisher folks always find a way to wet a hook. My parents were that way. I spent nearly every weekend and several weeks in the summer on our one-room houseboat that rested on 55-gallon drums that kept it afloat. It was permanently tied up at the west bank of Pearl River near the Louisiana towns of Pearl River and Slidell.ReplyDelete