- Oak Creek is one of the most scenic areas to fish in Northern Arizona.
- With a large selection of native fish and regularly stocked trout, the Verde River is a fisherman’s paradise.
- Find a local Sedona fishing guide to give you tips and tricks about the local waters.
Where should I go Fishing?
Oak Creek is one of the most scenic places to go fishing. Red canyon walls, and crystal pools make for a surreal experience. There are day use areas, campgrounds, and pullouts all along Oak Creek that provide fishing access. Part of upper Oak Creek is a designated catch and release area.
- Location: In Oak Creek Canyon, running parallel to Hwy 89a.
- Seasons: Enjoy fishing in Oak Creek all year.
- Boat Restrictions: All boating is restricted in Oak Creek.
- Camping: There are 5 main campgrounds in along Oak Creek.
- Fishing: Brown, rainbow, and smallmouth bass. Wild trout can be found in the West Fork of Oak Creek.
The Verde River offers a fun and scenic fishing experience. Regularly stocked and home to many native species of fish, the fishing season last all year.
- Put-Ins: Clear Water Creek or Beasley Flats. No ramps.
- Seasons: The river is stocked year round.
- Rapids: In addition to fishing you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, boating, tubing, and white water rafting in the Verde River.
- Fishing: Trout, catfish, bass.
Do I need a permit/license?
All visitors and residents over the age of 14 must have a valid Arizona fishing license to fish anywhere in the State, including Sedona waters. Passes can be purchased at any of the Arizona Game and Fish Department Offices or at one of 300 statewide license dealers.
I am looking for a fishing guide
If you are interested in taking a guided fishing trip to Oak Creek or the Verde River, check out these local Sedona fishing outfitters or adventure guides and begin planning you fishing trip today.