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Old 08-21-2010, 09:30 AM
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Roundtail and Headwater Chub
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There's roundtail chubs and some other kind of chub, longfin chub? and they're pretty much indistinguishable. Theres some other native fish in there but none of them are game fish. From what I've researched and heard you can use alot of the same nymphs and dries that you would use for rainbow trout, just more natural colors and sizes. I caught one there when I was 12 with six feet of monofilament and a worm I found underneath a rock on the bank.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:43 AM
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Thanks for the correction, I knew that didnt sound right
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:11 PM
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Here's a couple pics from last trip I went there to give you an idea what to expect. Fall is the best time I think. If you can make it all the way down to the Verde/Fossil/East V. area that is ideal, for fishing sake.





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Old 08-21-2010, 04:15 PM
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What is the temperature of that water? That looks like awsome trout water. Why the chub? Why not make it a catch and release trout stream?

I'm sure these questions have come up, and the answer is obviously to protect a native fish, but come on.

Don't mean to start anything just thinking out loud.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:31 PM
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Simple, the water comes out of Fossil Springs at 70F and does not get any cooler.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:13 AM
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That makes sense. Thanks
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:24 AM
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Great pictures. When is your book coming out
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:29 AM
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last time i went the water was 53 degrees.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:45 PM
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Great pictures. When is your book coming out
For anyone that has not been down into the Verde or lower Fossil Springs area, I highly recommend it. Many different types of fishing options from small streams to rivers and all sorts of warm water species. Last trip in there we caught some nice carp and smallmouth.

The fishing is just icing on the cake too. This is an incredible area with lots to see and do. Ruins, gorges, wildlife, all sorts of water...

The biggest challenge is access.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:28 AM
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Exclamation Fossil is closed to fishing right now....

Fossil is only open in the following season:

Special Regulations and Seasons – Fish: Commission Order 40
Fossil Creek, Middle Reach Seasonally, from the first Saturday in October through April 30 (starting Oct. 3, 2009), fishing is allowed between the waterfall located approximately 1 mile above the Flume Trailhead parking lot along FS 708 and the downstream-most power line crossing (immediately below Sally May Wash). Catch-and-release only for roundtail chub and headwater chub. Roundtail chub and headwater chub must be immediately released unharmed; no chub may be kept; artificial fly and lure only; single barbless hooks only.
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