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Old 08-19-2010, 08:42 PM
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Fossil springs

was thinking about going up to fossil springs off the verde river in october i recently heard it has trout? What type of fish live in fossil springs and what do they eat?
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was thinking about going up to fossil springs off the verde river in october i recently heard it has trout? What type of fish live in fossil springs and what do they eat?
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:03 PM
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anyone know how to find a pic of one of these fish?
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I'm under the impression that the Verde River receives very little fishing pressure in that general area. I've posted before the size of smallies below Child's, and I've always wanted to do some type of float trip down this drainage. 3, 4 5 pound smallmouth on a 3 wt could be somewhat exciting, dontchya think?

Sorry to interrupt your original post, but the smallies in the Verde awakened a long ago desire.....

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What flies would you used to catch those "Verde trout" in Fossil creek?
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:44 AM
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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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I caught a bunch on #14 Elk Hair caddis on lower West Clear creek

very aggressive to the dry
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:33 PM
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I'm under the impression that the Verde River receives very little fishing pressure in that general area. I've posted before the size of smallies below Child's, and I've always wanted to do some type of float trip down this drainage. 3, 4 5 pound smallmouth on a 3 wt could be somewhat exciting, dontchya think?

Sorry to interrupt your original post, but the smallies in the Verde awakened a long ago desire.....

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Some good bass down there...but access is difficult at best. Let's just say, I don't recommend the route in via Ike's backbone, especially backpacking.
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