Verde River: Enjoy a beautiful day of fishing just outside of Sedona, near Cottonwood with the team on the Verde River. The Verde River can be fished by wading, float tube or boat. We only provide wading and float tube access. Many species of fish can be caught on the Verde and we will help you target which ever one you would like! From Rainbow Trout, Small and Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish and the occasional Brown Trout the Verde has it covered. We also guide near a Bald Eagle refuge, so bring your cameras! We’ll see you there!
The head of the Verde River begins below the dam that catches water from the Big Chino Wash and Williamson Valley Wash combining to create Sullivan Lake in Yavapai County, Arizona. This occurs during periods of sufficient precipitation. The Verde flows freely above and below ground for 125 miles (200 km) through private, state, tribal and United States Forest Service lands, specifically the Tonto National Forest, before encountering the first of two dams that make Horseshoe Lake and Bartlett Lake. The Verde River and the Salt River confluence near Fountain Hills. The cities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Cottonwood are located along the river and constitute the primary population centers.