22 " Rainbow

Tonto Creek - Payson, AZ (Gila County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of AZFG

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Jim S.: Owen and I caught several fish in the 15-20 inch range on Tonto Creek this weekend. His last fish was 22 inches, but I had forgotten my phone that day. Thanks AZGFD for this great fall fishing opportunity!

He caught some on zebra midges under an indicator, but also did very well with an unweighted purple woolly bugger cast upstream and brought downstream in short strips.

Owen Strogen working one of his big fish from Tonto

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