Angler Reports are intended to be direct from anglers and are generally posted unedited. As for flies the most productive was a # 12 red/white streamer with a # 16 bead head pink nymph as a trailer. As soon as the bags were unpacked, it was time to turn my attention to preparing to be on the water. We had a few rods with a soft plastic grub, a rat-l trap and my fly rod with a big nymph. Prior to casting, I stood upon a rock outcropping and performed my form of moving meditation, to wit: several Goshin-Do Karate Kata. My usual fly rig included on lare fly for largemouths and a smaller trailing fly for blueill. You may visit the weblog at: WWW.SenseiJohn.Me, Tags: Arizona fishing, Bass'in America Tournament Circuit, Canyon Lake, Lower Salt River, New Jersey Fishing, Sensei John. Almost immediately after that one of our team members was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Look for my next fishing journal at the end of this month. If fish caught and released were the sole criteria for determining the quality of a day on the water, then some days were better than others. PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all fish were safely released after being photographed. This months new product FFD LOGO CLASSIC THONG, Here’s a convenient link: http://www.cafepress.com/flyfishing_dojo.459914580#, Tags: Arizona fishing, Canyon Lake, Ernest Hemingway, Fisherman-Warriors, Fly-Fishing, Lower Salt River, Saguaro Lake, Sanchin Kata, Sensei John, Tonto National Forest, Urban Lake Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. I’m driving to the Lower Salt River one morning hoping to get in a few hours of fishing before the triple heat swoops in. It seems to me that during the stocking of the catfish, the other resident summer species of bass and bluegill bury themselves deep into the cover. Rainbow trout stockings resumed on the Lower Salt River with bountiful results. You can now arrange for either a fly fishing lecture or lesson with Sensei John, please see the “LESSONS & LECTURES” Page. Depending on water conditions, depth, wind and temperature, these species regularly roamed from deep water to shallow water to almost hugging the shoreline. You can see even more dramatic views of the Lower Salt River and listen to John Lennon’s stirring “Stand By Me” by clicking this video link to a promotional video used to promote the Sanchin DVD filmed at the Lower Salt River. As the summer progresses, fishing will be limited to those locations that are not impeded by river tubing. With biweekly stockings, there are plenty of tasty rainbows for supper. August 12th fishing bridge was closed. As the summer progresses, fishing will be limited to those locations that are not impeded by river tubing. At the Phon D. Sutton Recreation area I found small bass and trout that were willing to take a fly. My fly rod of choice for the urban lake system is my versatile 7 1/2 foot Cortland Pro Crest fly rod. Discover what species are most popular in Lower Salt River, and what gear has been used. Try using wet and dry flies. Here’s what the flows looked like for July, 2014. Rainbow trout were stocked for the first time this year on November 17th. Having said that, my usual fly rig of a streamer (sparkle shad or muddler minnow) as a head fly and wet fly or nymph (bloody mary, red serendipity, rainbow warrior0 as a tail fly did not disappoint. Today I fish the lower Salt River and catch my first bass ever on artificial lures. Now, it’s time for final preparation of equipment and pre-fishing matters. If there is a change of more than 200 c.f.s. As a Thank-you for reading, I have listed a two-pack of FlyFishing Dojo on E-bay for only $ 1.25 which includes mailing. First, you’re fishing – ‘nuff said. Since the Arizona Urban Lake System (a State system) is unaffected by the Federl shut-down, I will be fishing those lakes for what seems to be quite a while. For those readers who are not fly fisherman, Di was able to regularly catch all species of panfish on either Gulp maggots or Bass Pro Shops’ “Swimmin’ Squirt” soft plastic tube in red/sparkle and sparkle colors on a 1/32 painted jig head. May should begin quality (and quantity) time on the various waters of “The Valley.” Pre-fishing preparation is crucial to a successful and enjoyable day on the water. My tongue has enough scars from such biting, and so, it is time to express my views – like it or not. July teaser, without jinxing future success, largemouth bass action has been hot in July. Please see the “LECTURES & LESSONS” Page tab above for more information.You can now arrange for either a fly fishing lecture or lesson with Sensei John, please see the “LESSONS & LECTURES” Page tab above. I’m sure even if I did have such an acquaintance, their resources would be used for other endeavors. (Here’s my post link: https://flyfishingdojo.com/2013/10/10/october-2013-fishing/ ). Arizona fishing #castmastersfishing #arizonafishing SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEDNESDAY LUIS' INSTAGRAM - https://bit.ly/31T5bWVJORDAN'S INSTAGRAM - https://bit.ly/33PXX82LUIS' VLOG CHANNEL - https://bit.ly/2vg2rWlJORDAN'S VLOG CHANNEL - https://bit.ly/2Z305dH--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to send us something? There should be one final stocking of rainbow trout before the heat of the summer (and the inevitable float tubers) settle in. Chloe inspects a bluegill from the rock ledge before release. “ (Endnote # 1) So, in these unbearably hot days, when one’s spirit can easily go stale, I turn to fishing whenever I can and my karate kata when I can’t. Oh, what a feeling! The best time was early morning when, in addition to bluegill, bass could be caught and released on a fly. You may use the following convenient link to my article on this topic. It has close proximity to the city and is frequently used as a tubing destination. The Urban Lake System, now the Community Fishing Program, provides easily accessible fishing; often within a driving distance of less than fifteen miles. All in all, it was one of the best days of fishing we’ve enjoyed so far this year. Our fishing centered around the Lower Salt River and Canyon Lake. “All the people I know with enough wealth to subsidize (a study of the marlin) are either busy studying how to get more wealth, or horses, or what is wrong with themselves with psychoanalysts, or horses, or how not to lose what wealth the have, or horses, or the moving picture business, or horses or all os these things together, and, possibly, horses.” (See Endnote # 1). To get your FFD sticker two-pack, simply go to e-bay and search “Fishing stickers-FlyFishing Dojo Logo blog” – do not bid more than the $1.25, I’ll keep listing while supplies last. I asked him if he knew anything about the incident at the river. In both instances, I fished a nymph behind the streamer. We were walking the bank, going back to the truck when we saw a huge catfish an inch or so away from and facing the concrete retaining wall. In my humble opinion, this is absurd. As the trip nears its close, the desert wild does begin to resemble civilization, but the change is not oppressive. The crew was going to prowl the vegetation and remove any remaining dead fish and otherwise clean the lake. Weather conditions are not optimal, but there is still opportunity to land some trout. Stockings will continue every other week; however, the exact dates will not be known prior to the stocking. After seeing the above, I had not fished this lake for the remainder of the month. 1. I do not know what effect such dramatic changes of flows have upon the fish population; however, I speculate that it can not be favorable. I hope you enjoy reading about your favorite fishing waters. There is one thing of interest for those readers that fish the Boulder Recreation Area. You can now arrange for either a fly fishing lecture or lesson with Sensei John, please see the “LESSONS & LECTURES” Page tab above. Taking a coffee break from blogging and vlogging with the FFD logo coffee mug and FFD black and white baseball t-shirt. There are; however, two items of distinction from this month. Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. While most of the our fishing took place at Veteran’s Oasis Park (Chandler, AZ), we also fished at Water Ranch Lake (Gilbert, AZ) and Red Mountain Lake (Mesa, AZ). So,we fished the river once a week; more as stamina increases. PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all fish were safely released after being photographed. In part I was curious, in part I wanted to know when to take cover in case shots were fired. As we cast, we watched the drama unfold with officers on horseback, and helicopter. One of the great things about living in Arizona is the opportunity to fly fish every month of the year. I began to experiment using large saltwater flies to catch the many large bass I could see cruising the shoreline. Longer rods for longer casts and fishing Czech-style nymphs. Well, here’s how our month went (and one really great day). Link: http://www.cafepress.com/flyfishing_dojo.459912522#, Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. Off in the distance, I heard a thumping roar. We’ll miss Chloe on the water this year – R.I.P. I fished the ants drifting with surface wind currents with an occasional twitch. I cast about six or seven times letting the fly hit the edge of the concrete. This month saw the last stocking of catfish into the Urban Lake System until September. He was only in about 5 inches of water! There was only a little over a week to fish, but fishing was satisfying. The weather forecast called for a forty percent chance of thunderstorms and much cloud cover. ENDNOTES: The second item of distinction occurred July 2nd. Any info is appreciated. For a look at fly fishing at Phon Sutton where the first two casts produced a largemouth bass and a rainbow trout, please click the following link to our video: Lower Salt River – 2 casts – 2 fish – LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcbxR6L_n-I, 2. You may visit the weblog at WWW.SenseiJohn.Me You may also visit my karate blog at WWW.DeFeliceRyu.Com, Tags: Arizona fishing, bass fishing, Canyon Lake, Fly-Fishing, Lower Salt River, Red Mountain Lake, Saguaro Lake, Urban Lake Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. August was different. Flows were slightly less than the same time in 2013. Videos will be posted every Wednesday so subscribe so you don't miss a thing! To break up the pattern of work, we fish . Please feel free to shop unique Fly Fishing Dojo products wear by clicking on the “SHOP” tab at the top of this page. We visited Red Mountain Lake and Discovery Pond regularly. I began to tie on a smaller trailer fly and was very surprise that while the bass would flash and chase the large fly, they ultimately took the smaller fly. little one. This pattern produced a steady stream of palm-plus sized bluegill. LOWER SALT RIVER, Tonto National Forest, AZ. Based upon last summer, when I had many memorable mornings at this lake, I anticipate better fishing. Now, we’re medically clear to go out freely. Well, for now, there’s a bit more preparation I need to attend to, more fishing to follow, You may also enjoy the following related blogs, my martial arts protocol, philosophy and ideology weblog for non-martial artists at WWW.SenseiJohn.Me or the Goshin-Do Karate Blog at WWW.DeFeliceRyu.Com, Tags: Arizona fishing, Arizona Urban Lakes, bass fishing, Canyon Lake, Fly-Fishing, Lower Salt River, Saguaro Lake, Sensei John, Tonto National Forest, Urban Lake Fishing, Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, December, 2012, we cast out final lures, flick our last flies and release the last fish of the year and look forward to 2013 with the anticipation of spending more time on the water and enveloping ourselves with the peace and solitude of that activity known as “fishing.” The final month of the year proved to be a little more hectic than planned. Sensei John is available for lectures on the interrelationship of fly fishing and martial arts protocol, ideology and philosophy. We’re going to start on the smaller waters and the Arizona Urban Lake system while our stamina builds back up and the neuropathy from the chemo decreases. Unfortunately, the need to earn a living limits the time that can be spent on the water. Without a doubt, I am looking forward to being on the Lower Salt in cooler temperatures with decreased water flows and the return of rainbow trout stockings. As such, this report may be a little less detailed than previous reports, but I hope you will find something of interest. While most of this month’s fishing was on Canyon Lake and the urban lakes, there was a trip or two to the Lower Salt River. Then we moved on. On June 10th, I was fortunate to hook two panfish at once on my 6 foot Fenwick Ferrulite fly rod using a #16 wired caddis black/pink nymph tied behind a # 12 claret wooly bugger. After all those months of surgery and chemotherapy, hooking this bluegill was like catching a blue marlin. Please feel free to “window shop” our unique logo products by clicking on the “SHOP” page tab above. It is the largest tributary of the Gila River. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ncZJ0s0HNI, FISHERMAN AS WARRIORS: For a very unique look at a historical aspect of fishing, you may wish to view “Fisherman As Warriors” by clicking this convenient link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cMRW503DbY, This months featured FFD logo product is shown below. Not trophy fish, but, after three months of no fishing, they most certainly put a smile on my face. Before my fingers go stale, I best get on with July’s fishing. Hook-ups have included largemouth bass, catfish and carp (quickly becoming a favorite quarry for my fly rod). The lower Salt river is stocked every winter with catchable-sized rainbow trout. I used various locations in Tonto National Forest, and my favorite fishing locations at the Lower Salt River, Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake, as background for the videos. The Salt River is a popular tubing and kayaking destination here in Arizona, but it is also home to some of the best fishing for any species of fish you want. My “go-to” fly patterns included a # 14 wire caddis nymph tied behind a sparkle shad streamer and a # 14 ju-ju bee nymph tied behind a # 16 orange/black wooly bugger. I’ll have a few promotional giveaways prior to that, so check back often. . The first is our trip to the newly renovated Riverfront Lake in Mesa. More fish followed. On this night there was an uncommon “Super-Moon” full moon that provided a beautiful sight. Our thoughts are mostly concentrated on the prize fish for us desert dwellers, the rainbow trout. Though time spent on the water was not “quantity-time”, it was “quality-time.”. Located in every major urban area, the lakes and surrounding parks provide easy and readily accessible access to the beauty of nature and through the stocking program reliable access to fish for the table. Even though the cancer was not skin cancer, seeing the effects of cancer and treatment first-hand means that no chances will be taken. You may visit the weblog at WWW.SENSEIJOHN.WORDPRESS.COM. Di and I were fishing in the area of the Phon D. Sutton parking lot. I’m anticipating cooler temperatures and the stocking of catfish starting in the middle of September by Arizona Fish and Game. This month's hot pattern's a # 16 Ju-Ju Bee nymph fished behind a # 12 Chartreuse Wooly Bugger, Sunrise at Veteran's Oasis Lake, Chandler, AZ. Not only that but in the driest and hottest week so far, this fool lit a fire for smoke to calm the bees and ended up burning an acre of brush. Sensei John is available for guest speaking engagements. Most of the fishing was done at Veterans Oasis Lake with a few visits to Water Ranch Lake and Red Mountain Lake. begins the weather report, “Today’s weather; Christ is gonna be hot!” “One fourteen in Phoenix later, but now, the Talking Heads Burning Down The House.” NOW AVAILABLE – SANCHIN VIDEO SERIES designed specifically for the NON-MARTIAL ARTIST who desires to learn & unlock the secret treasure of Sanchin. We fished that area again on August 19th and it was still closed. I had the most success wit # 16 and # 18 foam ants. It felt – – good. Located in the Tonto National Forest, thousands of people visit the Salt River every summer to enjoy a day of tubing and relaxing. You may visit the weblog WWW.SenseiJohn.Me, Tags: Arizona fishing, Arizona Urban Fishing, Canyon Lake, City Fishing, Lower Salt River, Red Mountain Lake, Sanchin Kata, Sensei John, Urban Fishing, Veterans Oasis Lake, Water Ranch Lake. Wildlife to Watch* Wildlife can best be viewed by leisurely walking or riding along the river, or floating downstream in a kayak or inner tube. To quell the hunger derived from a morning of flicking flies at the aquatic citizens of the lake, the FLY FISHING DOJO crew often stops at Los Favritos Restaurant on Apache Trail in Apache Junction for the biggest, best tasting and economical Burritos in Pinal County. Thankfully results are not the sole factor in determining whether the overall day was good or not. In fact, it’s the only cold-water trout fishery in the U.S. that’s located in a desert, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. As such, to avoid the “nine-to-five workday” we tend to fish these lakes on the weekend. I always consult the flows before planning a trip. It was the first day since mid-October when medical reasons kept us off the water that we were able to fish. Equally so, the ability to find and fish otherwise remote hotspots is made easy. You can visit our “Shop” Page Tab or use this convenient LINK: http://www.cafepress.com/flyfishing_dojo.1286760541. As such, the majority of my time on the Urban Lakes was spent in search of these tasty whisker-faces. By the time this report is posted online I hope to have been out on the lower salt river. We also had two or three trips to the community lakes. Use a 7 or 8 foot leader if nymphing and a 9 to 12 foot leader if using dries. I didn’t even feel the “hook-set,” I only noticed it when I cast forward and my fly line hung in the air, flying on its own. . As morning progressed and temperatures warmed, dry fly action could be fast and furious. and the shoreline surrounding the first one lane bridge on highway 88 (use caution hiking down from the road to the shoreline). Tags: Arizona fishing, Arizona Urban Lakes, AZ Community Fishing Program, bass fishing, Canyon Lake, Community Fishing Program, Lower Salt River, Saguaro Lake, Sensei John, Urban Fishing. over a twenty-four hour period. Often, if a bluegill took the small fly, I would leave the rig in the water as largeouth were often attracted to the commotion caused by the hooked bluegill. May 15th, that’s the day. To inspire you to wet a line, let’s revisit one of our favorite videos, the first stocking of rainbow trout at Red Mountain Lake in Mesa. I would then ease it into the water. Until the next submission, I remain, optimistic, Tags: Arizona fishing, Canyon Lake, Federal Government Shut-down, Lower Salt River, National Parks, Saguaro Lake, Sensei John, Tonto National Park, Urban Lake Fishing. This prime thirty mile section extends through pastoral valleys between Afton and Alpine, Wyoming. A 4 or 5-weight is plenty of power for you. Improve your fishing enjoyment and productivity with a simple protocol from Karate known as “Sanchin.” Sanchin takes less than two minutes to perform and is a great way to prepare to fish, rejuvenate yourself during difficult fishing times or simply enhance your fishing experience. Now, for a bit of humor, here’s a look at “Historical Fishing”. I know economic times are difficult and the trout are a food source, but let’s not be greedy, leave what’s fair for others, lest we sink into depravity. The fly rods I tend to use on the river (summer flows) are a 9 foot Sumo XS and 8 foot Fenwick Ferrulite. CANYON LAKE This is a video showing the beautiful Salt River in Arizona. The D.J. As a Thank-you for reading, I have listed a two-pack of FlyFishing Dojo on E-bay for only $ 1.00 which includes mailing. When all factors converged, there was a reward at the end of the line that provided a respite from the heat. To see a video of the above bass being caught and a rainbow trout caught on the very next cast, please see the “Featured Video” links bellow. This blog is by no means a political forum. Lower Salt River. We pay our taxes and then must pay a user-fee in the form of a permit or license to enjoy that which WE own. Our first trip to the Lower Salt River saw an unusual occurrence. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ncZJ0s0HNI. As I enter November which marks the start of the stocking of rainbow trout, I have made a promise to myself to spend more time on the water notwithstanding my Sanchin commitments. A bit early for near triple digit temperatures here in the Valley. Once again, the Lower Salt River returned to a natural state after being trod upon all summer by rafters, kayakers, swimmer, and beer swilled inhabitants. Hope you enjoy! Consult the Weekly Fishing Report before you go. August, 2014, Valley of the Sun. On one particular day when fishing was slow, I decided to shoot some video footage for my Sanchin DVD. Here is a convenient link a promotional video about the Sanchin DVD filmed on location at various scenic locations throughout Arizona. It’s too hot for more literary metaphors, so onto this month’s report. Bluegill and small bass could be taken on various nymph and wet fly combinations. PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all fish were safely released after being photographed. The whiskered fish eventually ducked under a log and broke my 5X tippet. You can follow the adventures of FLY FISHING DOJO on FACEBOOK, See the Video & Media Page for details. The rock outcropping on top of which I performed Kata. Salt River Tubing has been a summer staple in the Valley of the Sun for over 40 years. A few people drown each year. Here is the water flow chart for the Lower Salt River for the month from WWW.Watershedmonitor.Com. We visited Canyon Lake a few times with mixed results. There is a link to the video entitled “Double panfish” below and on the VIDEO & MEDIA page tab above. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, April, 2012, after three months of steady work in New Jersey, it was good to return home. link: https://flyfishingdojo.com/2011/11/15/fishing-physical-conditioning/, To facilitate preparation, here’s a quick look at the flows of the Lower Salt River, Tonto National Forest for April. Trout and largemouth bass could be found along the shoreline and in the deeper and slower pools. As I write these monthly reports it always seems that there never was enough of time spent on the water. Decreased water flows at Lower Salt River (Blue Point Beach), Sunrise - Veterans Oasis Lake, Chandler, AZ. One particularly slow day, the only thing I hooked was a dragonfly. This made for hot fishing, not necessarily meaning fast, consistent catches. PO BOX 1557 Queen Creek Az 85142 EMAIL - CASTMASTERSINFO@GMAIL.COM Two friends fishing the ponds, rivers and lakes of Arizona! In the photos I’m wearing an uv protection shirt I purchased from Wicked Catch gear. The fishing experience and results tend to be very satisfying. As such, most of our fishing was along the shoreline along the first one-lane bridge. We started out slow, fishing the local lakes and ponds in the Community Fishing Program (formerly the Urban Lake system). When the bite slowed, we hiked a few yards up and down the river. Once again, please remember the daily bag limit of four rainbow trout. In addition, several mornings I woke to unbelievable fog that enveloped my fishing experience in an erie aura. It is a reminder that we, humans, despite our egotistical tendency to believe otherwise, are but one small part of that which is so much larger than us. Travel north for 6 or 7 miles to Granite Reef Dam. This is because not only is the fishing pier at Boulder Recreation Area still not repaired (and therefore closed), but the back area of Boulder is “Closed For The Season.” Rather than rant, rave and reiterate my feelings on this state of affairs, please refer to my comments above. Please see the “LECTURES & LESSONS” Page tab above for more information. Hemingway’s quote cane be found in my favorite book on “Papa” -Lyons, Nick, Hemingway On Fishing, (Nick Lyons Press, New York, NY, 2000) p. 153, originally published as “A Situation Report” in Look magazine, September 4, 1956. We caught a few small bass, but did see quite a few larger fish. Until the next article, I hope you continue to enjoy reading FLY FISHING DOJO and may your lines be tight. The river was extremely full still and there were tons of fish! With the shut down in full swing, I optimistically thought I night try to cast a fly the quarter mile from the gate at Phon D. Sutton recreation Area to the bank of the Lower Salt River – needless to say, my fly pattern was “dry” in more ways than one. In the photo I’m wearing a sun protection shirt I purchased from Wicked Catch gear. Holiday preparations and (fortunately) work kept me busy and not on the water as much as usual. We were able to visit Veterans Oasis, Water Ranch and Red Mountain during May. I can’t seem figure out either this behavior or what they’re feeding on. Di and I now paid more attention to the scene as it played out. Reminds me of a quote by the literary and fishing master, Ernest Hemingway. These areas included up river from the Water Users Recreation Area and down river from Phon D. Sutton Recreation Area. The Boulder Recreation Area was closed for renovations. Here’s a few photos from a more successful day at the lake. Arizona, Valley Of The Sun, November 2012, at long last, despite higher than average temperatures, the valley began to cool down. August proved to be cooler than normal. Again, I fished the dry flies with my 6 foot ultra-light Fenwick Ferrulite fly rod, a 9 foot leader with a 7X or 8X tippet. Di with another bass taken on a muddler minnow. The best fly pattern on that day was a sparkle shad streamer with a # 16 chartreuse/red scrambled egg nymph. I slowly twitched the flies with long pauses to allow fly to sink. In those instances, I’ll fish the more readily accessible locations all along the lake. I strive had to “bite my tongue” on various affairs within the political realm; even if same pertains to fishing, or the natural environment. We were also blessed on that day to catch a few glimpses of one of the wild horse herds that call the river home. (See endnote # 2). BLOODY MARY BASS, a nice sized largemouth that decided to sample a bite of a # 14 bloody mary nymph. Given the havoc of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the country, I thought I would share a few pictures of Sensei Bob’s results fishing various New Jersey rivers and streams prior to the devastation. A few yards up river and across the back there was quite a commotion. No-one that I know has the financial resources to fund such a project. Bass and panfishing was exceptional during October. Until the next submission, I remain, hopeful to spend more time on the water next month, Please feel free to view my other weblog dedicated to exploring martial arts ideology and concepts as they can be applied to daily life. Conditions : SALT RIVER: Trout stockings usually occur twice a month* through June, making trout fishing in the desert a worthwhile endeavor. Our thoughts somewhat remain with the largemouth bass that will still strike a lure or fly in the colder temperatures. We started fishing at the ASU Research Park Lakes. 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