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August 25th, 2008

RIGGS FLAT — Fishing is fair with reports of a few fish being caught in the late evenings on power bait and various spinners.

Where: Riggs Flat
When: 08/13/08
Caught: Rainbow Trout
Technique: Surface with bobber using Canadian and trout worms, flouescent green power bait, and red salmon eggs. Caught one on a florescent green spinner lure.
Comments: My daughter and myself got our limits over six hours.We fished both the bottom and surface with success on top. We either lost or released back twice as many as we caught.
Name: Donn Badman

CLUFF RANCH — No recent reports of success.  A new fishing pier has been installed which should provide a large increase in access for shore anglers.  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 – Fishing remains slow as the fish have gone deep to beat the heat.  Early morning and late evenings are producing a few fish though.

KEARNY LAKES — The lake remains fishless due to golden algae problems.

ARIVACA — The lake has come up and anglers should have no problem launching their boats.   The fishing remains fair.  The top water bite continues to be good in the late evening.  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.  Anglers are encouraged to please be aware of your wake so as not to disrupt other anglers fishing from other boats and the shore.  Remember that all bass must be immediately released back to the water.

PENA BLANCA – The boat ramp at Pena Blanca lake remains open.  Please use caution as the approach road is rough and there is still lots of debris along the edges of the road.  No recent reports of success.  Be aware that the lake will be drained and renovated late this fall to remove mercury contaminated sediment form the lake bottom.  The lake now has a 10 HP limit but be aware of your wake so as not to disrupt other people fishing in boats or on shore. 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. 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.

PATAGONIA — Recent storms have filled the lake and water is going over the spillway. Boaters should use caution as there is debris from flooding floating in the lake. Bass fishing is fair to good using almost any crank baits or worms. There are lots of bluegill and red ear being caught on any bait. Most are pretty small but great fun for kids.

PARKER CANYON —Fishing is slow with few reports of success. The lake is full.

ROSE CANYON LAKE — The lake was stocked last week with both rainbow trout and brown trout. One brown trout weighed 10 pounds at the time it was stocked.

Where: Rose canyon
When: 08/16/08
Caught: Big Browns / small rainbows
Technique: Fished deep an D slow with assorted spinnerbaits early in the morning. (6 AM) Caught two 18-20 inch browns put in the lake earlier this week.
Comments: VERY crowded by about 8 AM, so go early to avoid the crowds.
Name: Matt D.

Where: Rose Canyon
When: 08/14/08
Caught: Nothing
Technique: Worms, Turbo Dough, corn, salmon eggs, lures.
Comments: Haven’t caught anything there in a while. Saw 2 dead fish. Nobody else caught anything either. Too Many people? Not enough fish?
Name: Elijiah Craig

One Response to “Southeastern Arizona”

  1. You may want to include the day Pena Blanca lake is closing, before it actually closes.

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