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Arizona Camping

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by ShtrMcGavin, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    I'm down for some camping either near those rim lakes or maybe closer to you near the east or west fork of the Black river
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Yeah sounds good. I have never gone out and explored the black river. I know the rim well thats why i tend to go that way.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    I know the rim well as well, but there tends to be more people there than I like. With the east and west forks of the Black, they get some pressure (fishing) and lots of people camp there but no where near the amount of idiots from Phx that the rim area tends to get.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Yeah thats why head all the way back near knoll lake. But im game for checking out the black river. I just read the fishing regs on it. Seems pretty cool.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    The black river is legit. I don't know if it's fishing has fully recovered from the fire though. Went there a few years back and we would put 30 smallies out of one hole.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    You are talking about the main stem of the Black and quite a bit farther south. No the main stem of the Black has not even begun to recover. The east and the west forks still contain some wild browns as well as stocker bow's, but I'm not sure if they have started stocking yet.

    Andrew if you are interested in fishing we could also hit Silver Creek. Now it's open to bait fishing and catch & release regs are lifted until October.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Silver creek is litterally less than a block from my house. I walk there to fish. It just opened april first.
     
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    Would love to but it's still a bit early. Got alot going on this month. There was still ice on the lakes last week, but that should be melting down pretty good and the holdover trout should be hitting. Good chance to get some big browns before they tourists come pluck them out with their bobbers.

    Probably looking at getting back out there in May and then probably again in July when the crawdads are out (I have a handful of good traps and that time of year you can catch them by the hundreds and have a huge crawdad boil)

    Knoll Lake is still my favorite because there are some places back there that get away from the campsites and you don't have anyone else to contend with. Camping is great, and you walk 200' downhill to the lake and fish. Room for about a dozen trucks and tents, but high clearance recommended.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    Yeah its been pretty warm up here the last couple days. Let me know when you head up there. Its a really short drive for me to get there and im usually down to get outta town and go play in the woods.
     
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    Some stuff here and there....
    No we are just bringing it back to life cause its the season and we are pumped!
     
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    Andrew it may not work out for me, just got put on the schedule for the 24th, 25th, 26th, & 27th
     
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    Ok no big deal. Im still going to head out. I will prob just do the rim then so i know the area. But if anyone wants to get out of town and the heat. Let me know. Im free all those dates.
     
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    I would, but I work all week, and I am going camping the last weekend of this month up on Pinal Mountain.
     
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    Has anyone been up to Fossil Creek lately?
     
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  17. Apr 12, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    Some stuff here and there....
    No just seeing who wants to go camping in the az camping thread. Haha
     
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    Andrew I'm off May 4th - 16th if you want to try and get out during that time. Although we are doing the Dragoon's camping trip the 4th and 5th.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    Yeah i can do something. I will check my schedule. And we can hash something out on the trip
     
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    I've gone to that exact spot 3 times and over the summer there were 3 other groups camping around us. One group had 2 rav4s so it's not extremely difficult to get in there but when there is no one there it is absolutely awesome!

    The first time I went was durin the week so my buddy and I were the only ones and the fish were nailing our flies. Later in the summer though the action really cools off (no pun intended)
     
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