Black River Report

Black River - Alpine, AZ

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis

by Orvis Company

Water flow: Normal

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish:

Best stretch: Check road access

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Brown, Apache, Rainbow trout and Smallmouth Bass(lower river)

Fishing season: April through November(no winter access to upper river)

Nearest airport: Showlow

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 7' 6" 3 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

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