Verde River

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Fishing the Verde River

The Verde River holds some of the best fishing in the state from it's beginning in Chino Valley all the way down to its end at the Salt River. The Verde River consist of its main flow from the Big Chino Aquifer and the East Fork Verde River that runs from the Mogollon Rim. The upper reaches of the Verde River hold excellent smallmouth fishing. From outside of Chino Valley all the way to Sheep's Crossing. You can expect to catch nice sized smallmouth, largemouth, Channel catfish, crappie, sunfish and a variety of suckers. As the Verde drops lower in elevation below Sheep's Crossing "Sheep's Bridge", it creates Horeshoe Reservoir and Bartlett Reservoir. Both are great for largemouth bass. Below Bartlett the Game and Fish Department stocks Rainbow trout in the cooler seasons.

Verde River Below Horseshoe

"Above" Verde River below Horseshoe Reservoir

Tributaries of the Verde River

The Verde River has numerous tributaries all accessible near the town of Camp Verde Including:

Map of the Verde River

View this interactive Map of Arizona Rivers and Turn on the Verde River button at the Top and it will show you the path and tributaries

Boating Kayaking Canoeing

The Verde River is considered a "Wild and Scenic River". Along with great fishing the Verde hold intense white water river adventures. Some class IV and V rapids are present in Verde Falls near Childs. Be sure and view this Verde River Boaters Guide if you plan on canoeing or kayaking the Verde River.


Verde River Flows

This site has the water flow for every spot of the Verde River:

This site has the Verde River Flows in Real Time and every other river and creek in Arizona

More Information

This Verde River pdf contains information for:

Verde River Watershed or Where the Verde River Starts
Stream Flow Characteristics
Perennial Stream Reaches and annual flows
Reservoirs of the Verde River

This Verde River Pdf contains Information for:

Ecosystem Biology
Land use
Critical Storm flow
Average Base flow
Timeline History and lots more

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 18:15