December 5, 2008
No Pools: Tonto Creek lures 10,000 anglers every year, but floods have swept away the logs, rocks and debris that create pour-overs that in turn create the deeper pools trout need. Most of the stream now lacks pools and good trout hiding spots, as in this stretch.
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Forest Service plans ambitious repair of Tonto Creek to make it once more a trout’s paradise
Where oh where do the lunkers lurk? Where oh where have they gone?