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Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout

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Great Day Trip to the Rim Country

We love Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout!! We drove up today from Phoenix specifically to go catch trout... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Unique Place to fish or just feed the Trout

Love taking my grandkids here to feed the trout. The grounds are beautiful and the proprietor is... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Payson, Arizona
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

We love Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout!! We drove up today from Phoenix specifically to go catch trout at Rancho Tonto. The property is lovely, so peaceful and beautiful. You are guarantee to catch as many fresh trout as you like. The owners Brenda and Randy are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ILuvHawaiiclh
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I normally don’t do reviews but I felt the need to share after leaving quite upset. The place was very beautiful,green and clean we were a group of 20 ppl. After catching our fish we proceeded to getting them cleaned and to pay. When we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank margaritarios2221
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love taking my grandkids here to feed the trout. The grounds are beautiful and the proprietor is so friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Aprfool2u
Brenda S, Owner at Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We certainly look forward to your next visit to Rancho Tonto. Brenda and Randy

Reviewed September 4, 2017

Our family took a trip to Willow Springs Lake to let our daughter and her boyfriend, both college students, try to catch their first trout. It was a beautiful day but way too many people. The fishing at the lake didn't work out at all....so...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ILuvHawaiiclh
Reviewed August 8, 2017

If you own your own gear, have a fishing license, fish in lakes and streams regularly, are looking for a challenge...this really isn't for you. Rather it is a pleasant smallish pond stocked with some of the hungriest trout that I have ever seen. I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed July 12, 2017

A beautiful place in the White Mountains just east of Payson. Very laid back beautiful grounds. Fresh trout direct from Idaho. Nice size to give your young child/grandchild a thrill. Catch and take home to eat. $1 an inch. Poles and bait etc provided. On...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank phxaz54
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I love this place! It's green and restful and beautiful and restful. The owners are friendly and fun to be around, and the fishing is great. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TinaTerry47
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Their website indicates one night only reservations available Sun-Thur. I tried making a reservation for this Tue night and they told me the minimum was two nights. This is the second time I have had a negative experience with Rancho Tonto and I haven't even...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RoadWarriorWalt
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

This was by far one of the best family activities we have done in a long time. Randy the owner was fantastic. He fully explains what to expect and then provides assistance on landing all the fish we caught, (6) in less then 5 minutes....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Top552
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We spent most of Memorial Day weekend trying to catch fish with our two kids, without so much as a nibble. We wanted to leave on a good note and ensure they would want to fish again at some point and Rancho Tonto did not...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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August 11, 2016|
Response from Brenda S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
the price is $1 per inch on all fish caught so if you catch a 12 inch fish it will cost $12. This fee includes the pole rental, bait, cleaning and packaging with ice and no fishing license is needed.