SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA

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November 21st, 2007

SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA
TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.

RIGGS FLAT — The road to the lake has been closed for the season. 

CLUFF RANCH — The lake has been stocked with trout.  Fishing for warmwater species slow with a few reports of largemouth bass being caught. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.

ROPER LAKE — The lake has been stocked with trout.  Fishing for all warmwater species is slow with early morning and late evening being the best opportunity. For lake information call (928) 428-6760.

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

FRYE MESA RESERVIOR – The fishing should begin to pick up with cooler temperatures.  The road to Frye Mesa is in fair condition and is currently passable with a two-wheel drive vehicle. Use caution because the road is steep and narrow in places.

KEARNY LAKES — This lake remains fishless due to golden algae.
 
ARIVACA — G. Canady said most bass are being caught near the trees and stickups. He caught two bass using a brush hog and a white spinnerbait.

The water levels remain high while the aquatic vegetation remains absent.  The fishing has been good to excellent. The Department is aware of the algae bloom and will monitor water quality.  Remember, powerboats on Arivaca Lake are restricted to the use of a single electric motor only, and all bass must be immediately released back to the water.

The mercury advisory for all fish is still in effect. Also, be aware of the boating regulations, specifically those pertaining to personal flotation devices.  If you are not in compliance, you are subject to receiving a citation and being ordered off of the water until the problem is corrected. 

PENA BLANCA – Yosh Packard said the lake is still very weedy until getting past the concrete walkway by the old resort and shore anglers are still very limited for access. “The trout fishing was slow for most, but I was above to get consistent bites throughout the day” and found a camp full of garbage near the dam.

The lake has been stocked with trout.  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. 

PATAGONIA — Fishing for largemouth has generally been slow but some anglers report doing well.  The lake is full.  The lake has been stocked with trout recently.

Karl Reinartz used soft plastics to catch 10 bass between four and six pounds adding, “The bite was subtle but the bigger fish were biting. All fish were weighed. Saw a guy that was pulling in crappie.”

PARKER CANYON — The lake is full.  The department is aware of the algae bloom occurring at the lake and will monitor water quality. The lake has been stocked but fishing has been slow.  

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. The lake was stocked last week. Anglers have been catching fish with power bait of various colors. Fly anglers are also having success in the early morning and late afternoon as fish feed at the surface.  In addition to the normal catchable rainbow trout, the lake was also stocked with some smaller brown trout during this last stocking. It is expected that these fish will over-winter and be of larger size next fishing season.

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