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February 28th, 2008
Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Trout were stocked last week.

RIGGS FLAT —Lake is closed for the season.

CLUFF RANCH — No recent reports of success. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

ROPER LAKE — No recent reports of success. For lake information call (928) 428-6760.

DANKWORTH POND — No recent reports of success. For lake information call (928) 428-6760.

FRYE MESA RESERVIOR – No recent reports.

KEARNY LAKES — The golden algae is blooming and the test fish we placed in the lake died almost immediately. The Department has no further plans at this time to try and restock the lake. Later this year once temperatures begin to warm and the threat form golden algae diminishes the Department will re-evaluate the situation.

ARIVACA — Bass fishing has been slow with the cooler temperatures. However anglers are reporting some bass being caught with crankbaits and Senkos. Jan. 1 marks a change in the motor restrictions at this lake. Motors 10 horsepower or less will now be legal for use at Arivaca. Remember that all bass must be immediately released back to the water.

PENA BLANCA – No recent reports of success. The fishing pier has been repaired and anglers can once again access it. The mercury advisory for all warm water fish is in effect. Bass less than 13 inches long must be immediately released. The daily bag limit for bass is four. Also, be advised that Pena Blanca is not an urban lake; therefore an urban fishing license is invalid to fish at this lake. Jan. 1 marks a change in the motor restrictions at this lake. Motors 10 horsepower or less will now be legal for use at Pena Blanca.

Angler report:
Where:
Pena Blanca
When:
02/17/08
Caught:
Bluegill, Crappie, Trout

Technique:
Mealworms couple feet under bobber.

Comments:
Water was a little turbid due to all the water coming into the lake. Would like to see the “no parking” zone enforced more.

Name:
Yosh Packard


PATAGONIA — A recent tournament at this lake was won by an angler that caught three largemouth weighing over 6 pounds each. No other recent reports.
Where:
Patagonia
When:
02/17/08
Caught:
Bass
Technique:
Flipping & crank baits
Comments:
Fishing was very good on Sunday, a nice warm day at Patagonia where lots of bass were caught during a small tournament. Fish ranged in size from 1 1/2 – 8 pounds.
Name:
Chris
PARKER CANYON — The lake is full and it appears that the algae bloom has subsided. Fishing remains slow but there are plenty of trout to be caught. Early mornings and late evenings are producing fish.

Where:
Pena Blanca
When:
02/22/08
Caught:
Rainbow Trout
Technique
Fly Fished with a royal wuff and irresistible (size 18 and 16)

Comments

Power Bait also worked like a champ. Limited out on stockers in about an hour both Friday and Saturday the 23rd.

Name:

John Sugameli

Where:
Parker Lake
When:
02/13/08
Caught:
12 Trout
Technique:
Trolling small minnow-type lures.
Comments:
Rich and Bob, of Sierra Vista, got to the lake at around 10:30 a.m. Caught two trout between then and 12:30. Established a pattern of trolling back and forth (north and south) across the main part of the lake and picked up another 10 fish in two hours. All were in the 9- to 12-inch size. We put 10 back and gave two away to an unlucky fisherwoman. It was a good day on the water!
Name:
Bob Gallagher

PICACHO RESERVOIR — No Report.

ROSE CANYON LAKE — The access road is now closed for the season. Anglers can still access the lake by walking in.

Where:
Rose Canyon Lake
When:
02/24/08
Caught:
Rainbow Trout
Technique:
Fly fishing with small olive wooly bugger
Comments:
Caught a limit in just over an hour. All fish fought very hard. Great time fishing with only a few people at the lake and snow still clinging to the north facing slopes. Question: what strains of rainbow do you stock? Some larger fish still had their parr marks along their lateral lines.
Name:
Chris

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