May 22, 2009
Tonto Creek and most of the other Rim Country creeks and lakes got a double dose of rainbow trout this week, in preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend crowds. Local anglers should grab a pole and go fishing Friday, to avoid the weekend crush. The East Verde, Haigler Creek, Woods Canyon Lake and others should all be brimming with trout.
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Rim Country creeks and lakes get double dose of rainbows for the holiday weekend and writer ponders the complexities of outsmarting a creature with a peanut-sized brain
I sat in the middle of the Tonto Creek, a poorer man, but distinctly wiser. Somewhere overhead in the waving leaves of the willow tree, my delicately handcrafted, $2.75 Caddis pattern fly clung to the willow branch.