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Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout

HC2 Box 98, Forest Road 289, Payson, AZ
928-478-0002
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Payson
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Mesa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I took my kids and had a blast. We fished, the guy that cleaned the fish for us was really nice and interactive with my boys, he showed them how to clean a fish, showed them the heart and all the other guts. (To have them clean the fish for you cost $1) The landscape is worth the trip, we... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

1- As noted, you keep what you catch, and you'll catch a fish every time the line hits the water. Pace yourselves. 2- The owners have been friendly and helpful every time over years of enjoying their property/business with our young sons. We in fact stopped in (03-30-14) after a tour of the hatchery, and while they really don't open... More

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We did not fish but it was a lot of fun watching the little kids fish and catch them. We had been out for a weekend drive and picnic and decided to check it out. The looks on the faces of the kids was well worth the stop.

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great for kids to catch trout and then go to the fish hatchery near-by. Nice scenery in the area. While there, stop at Kohl's Ranch about 1 mile east on 260..

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Don’t go! Don’t go! That is the first thing I can tell you. I have taken my grandchildren there in the past and have paid the outrageous cost of $10 per fish, just to give them the experience…but no more! The last straw was when I took my 80 year old mother there, that she could just see the grounds,... More

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our family recently spent an afternoon fishing at Rancho Tonto and had a marvelous time. We caught several fish and used their facility to picnic and grill our fish. The fish were delicious! We had a terrific time and will defintely be revisiting soon.

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Phoenix, AZ
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

For every one who didn't like Rancho Tonto just what do you expect? Expensive fish? Yes, but you are not paying for a fish you are paying for the experience It is there for you to catch fish it is made easy for the kids My granddaughter caught her 3 fish in about 45 minutes (took my time setting her... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Expensive fish...literally takes a few minutes to catch fish in a fake pond. Go fishing in the creek nearby for a real experience!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you looking for a fun fishing experience it’s worth it, as you are guaranteed to catch a fish. You do not have to be a fishing pro nor need to have any prior experience. The ranch is on a large well-maintained property with a picnic area including a grill, available to all guests. Just remember, what you catch you... More

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a really neat place, but it's very expensive. The fish are really easy to catch, but be careful because they charge by the inch. Two or three fish can set you back $30+.

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