Sonoran & desert suckers

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Matt Miller
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Sonoran & desert suckers

I'll be in Arizona later this week. Most trip reports on fishing for desert suckers seem to focus on the spring, when it isn't so hot. I am wondering if there is any chance of targeting them at this time of year, or if it's a fool's errand. Any ideas on fishing locations much appreciated, too. Thanks.

IvanTortuga
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AZ

What part of Arizona are you going to be in? It's not a fool's errand but you'll have to find some deeper holes for sure. Depending on where you'll be I have some spots I can give ya.

Matt Miller
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Thanks

I am flying into Phoenix. I have a couple of days to spend around that area and am pretty flexible. Was thinking of checking out the Salt River possibly? Any tips appreciated!

Susquehannock
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Southwestern suckers

I don't have any experience in that area, but I find that in the summer, suckers that completely ignore worms and so on will hit nymphs under an indicator. So if you know how to fly fish for suckers or have the time to figure it out, give that a shot.

Susquehannock

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Sonoran and Desert Suckers

I may have missed your deadline, but the lower Salt River is pretty close to Phoenix and has large population of both Sonoran and Desert Suckers. There are two main challenges from around April to September the water flows are increased 20 to 50 times the amount of water released during the winter months. With that increased flow you get huge amount of recreational float tubers on the river. Early morning and late evening are your best options to avoid the crowds. 

PM me for some locations.