If you are an angler, you will find great fishing for you, your friends and family in the Rim Country. From the beautiful, rambling Verde River, to the Tonto Creek run off waters below the fish hatchery, to Christopher Creek pools, you will find waters full of stocked trout and native rainbows. Move up mountain and find lakes and more lakes full of rainbows and browns. Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake and Chevelon lake are all 45 minutes from Payson. The more adventuresome can travel into the white mountains, 1.5-2 hours scenic travel, and fish Crescent Lake, Earl Park, Hawley, Christmas Tree, Carnero…so many great choices. fish a bit every week. After all, every day you fish adds a good day to your life.