Trout Fishing in The Desert

Lower Salt River - Phoenix, AZ (Maricopa County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

The Lower Salt River allows anglers to fish for trout in the desert, a rare opportunity so close to the Phoenix metro area. The river is stocked with trout throughout the winter months, offering excellent shoreline fishing. Anglers have some of the best luck with nightcrawlers, small spinners, Kastmasters and flies. Bass and sunfish also can be caught in some of the deeper holes. 

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