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End of the stream: Tonto Creek often all but dries up once it emerges from Hellsgate Wilderness and spreads out before flowing into Roosevelt Lake. Easy access to the stretch above Bear Flat make it one of the most heavily used trout streams in the state, but the 22-mile stretch through the narrow canyons below Bear Flat offer a different adventure for canyoneers.

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THE LIFE OF A LURKING LUNKER

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?

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