Canyon Creek Fish Report for 2-11-2022
AZGFD conducts brown trout redd counts
Canyon Creek - Young, AZ (Gila County)
by Arizona Game & Fish Department
Department staff went to Canyon Creek in early December to conduct brown trout redd counts. A redd is where a female trout digs a depression in the gravel with her tail, deposits her eggs, and waits for a male trout to fertilize them. She then covers the eggs with loose gravel and the male and female swim away, leaving the eggs sheltered. The redd count survey is a long-term monitoring effort that has been conducted since 2005.
Biologists counted 43 redds along the stream section between 7C and OW Bridge. The highest historical redd count between 7C and the OW Bridge was 106 in 2016, after gravel enhancements in 2013 and 2014. There was a decrease in counts in 2020; however, current redd counts are similar to the 2019 survey and higher than the historical average of 41.
During the survey, biologists saw quite a few trout of multiple sizes throughout the stream. If you’ve never been out to Canyon Creek, it is highly recommended, as the stream is beautiful. There are also some monster wild brown trout just waiting for the right angler to come along!
Arizona Game & Fish Department Reportsfor Friday, February 11th
Red Mountain Lake: 14 lb. Channel Catfish
Saguaro Lake: Largemouth at Saguaro Lake
Tempe Town Lake: 20lb. Flathead
Lake Pleasant: Bass fishing is improving as the bass have started to move into shallower water
Roosevelt Lake: Bass fishing is decent but should pick up as the weather warms
Bartlett Lake: Fishing is reportedly heating up at Bartlett Lake
Verde River: Anglers reported catching some good pan-size trout
Oak Creek: Oak Creek Report
Lake Havasu: Lake Havasu Fishing Report
Lake Mead: Fishing has been good for bass
Alamo Lake: Bass fishing at Alamo Lake has been improving
Roper Lake: Roper Lake Fishing Report
Dankworth Pond: Trout fishing has been excellent
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