Adam--The fishing really diminishes in quality once the stream leaves the road. I think the primary problem is that by that time you are high enough up that Anakeesta leachate is a major problem. Look at the topography in that area and you soon realize that there's considerable bare rock and it is an area with little topsoil to contain heavy rain washoffs. Indeed, that runoff is one reason the stream is so scenic there. It is wide open and lends itself to photography.
P. S. Thanks for the tip on the story of the murder. I've got the book in my library but must not have read it, because that's a tale I wouldn't forget. That oversight will soon be rectified.