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Old 07-28-2017, 04:58 PM
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Canyon Creek

Only been here once. Best place to fish?

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Old 07-28-2017, 10:31 PM
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Next to the road where it's stocked.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:10 AM
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Next to the road where it's stocked.
Yup. Don't skip any of the little pockets (5-gallon bucket size) up stream. It can be tough this time of year unless flows are up and color off from a storm.... without this the lower stretches are low, slow and clear with lots of brush on the edges.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:55 PM
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Nowhere. That joint kicks my *** every time. No joke.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:14 AM
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kinda goes without saying, but fish early in the morning and through the evening. spend the rest of the time hiking say upstream, napping, lunching, day drinking. there are fish in that stream nearly everywhere you expect them to be, more than you expect...
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:08 PM
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kinda goes without saying, but fish early in the morning and through the evening. spend the rest of the time hiking say upstream, napping, lunching, day drinking. there are fish in that stream nearly everywhere you expect them to be, more than you expect...
Text book. Unless it's off color from rain and overcast-then fish all day!
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:30 PM
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Follow the signs toward the OW Ranch. Just before you get to the water you would pass thru the forest service open gate but don’t go thru it down to the water. Instead, turn immediately into the parking area just before the gate and park. Look for the trail heading downstream and follow it as far as you can or want to. A couple of miles if you’re up for it. Don’t even string your rod until you’re ready to start fishing back upstream. I haven’t fished Canyon since the monsoons started so I can’t speak to water clarity but ideally the water will be colored but not chocolate. I suggest either a sz 12-14 bh black bugger or a hopper, with either a sz 18 (maybe sz 16 if water is too colored) bh prince nymph or maybe a tan hares ear dropper. Be a ninja. Keep a low profile. I recommend actually getting in the water and quietly working your way up. The water will be cool but not cold so you can wet wade if you’re so inclined. There is no stocking from the OW downstream so you won’t catch the triploid stocked rainbows unless something flushed down from above the OW, where stocking is done from the hatchery down to the OW bridge. Obviously, if you’re going all the way to canyon I would sure fish all day, especially if you make my suggested trek downstream. There are some big dads there. Most bigger fish are browns but you could catch a nice bow as well. I’m sure you’re aware but everything from the OW Ranch downstream to the Res several miles down is catch and release. Hope that helps a little.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:01 AM
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Hi. I'm new here; I just discovered this forum a couple of weeks ago. I have a question for PaysonLazerLiner... In your post #7, you gave directions to where you park, and I'd like to know if it's the same place I've been parking for the past 10 years or so. I get to the stream by taking 260 to Young-Heber Rd, then FR534 and FR188 to the stream, and park along the road just below the OW Ranch. I don't see any gates or parking lots, and I usually walk downstream about half a mile or so and fish back up. I've done quite well there a couple of times, but usually only a few trout, mostly browns in the 10-11" range, and I've never seen any snakes, rattlers or otherwise; just lucky, I guess. Comments/ suggestions?

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Old 08-30-2017, 11:09 PM
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ff1972-Even tho you can catch fish all along CC, the section you described just below the OW is quite a ways upstream from where I was talking about, which was downstream of where the road first drops down close to the creek. The exact parking spot was up the hill just before you hit the creek. Watch for the gate at the top of the hill which is opened after April 1 each year and closed when winter snows get too deep. Park in the turnout on the right before you drop off he hill at the gate and look for the trail headed southwesterly down off the hill to the creek. You can get to the section I described almost as quickly simply by parking as soon as the road drops down to the creek and heading downstream. If I recall correctly, there's still an outhouse provided by the G&F sitting there, right as the road gets close to the creek. As always, the further away from the road you get before stringing your rod the less fishing pressure the fish get. Hope that helps. Let me know how you do.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:04 PM
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PLL - Thanks. I think I know where you mean, since it sounds like it's right on the way I come in. I never noticed a gate or parking area there, but I wasn't really looking for one; "stream tunnel vision", I guess. ;-) Anyway, I'll check it out the next time I go, which will probably be in early October (due to heart surgery in May I've been restricted from flyfishing, but that's over). I'll let you know.
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