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October 24th, 2007
Southeastern Arizona

TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.

RIGGS FLAT —The road to the lake will be closed for the season on Nov. 15. The lake has been stocked recently and fishing has been good.  Be prepared for cold temperatures though! 

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

ROPER LAKE — 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 — The water levels remain high while the aquatic vegetation remains absent.  The fishing has been good to excellent. 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 –Repairs to the boat ramp will begin this week and should be completed by the middle of next week. The ramp remains closed at this time. The best bet for shore anglers is the area toward the dam, where the weed growth is minimal. 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.  Trout stocking will begin the first week of November. 

PATAGONIA — Fishing for largemouth is beginning to slow with cooler temperatures.  Spinner baits remain the bait of choice for bass anglers. The lake is full. Trout stocking will begin the first week of November.

PARKER CANYON — The lake is full. The lake has been stocked with trout. Fishing remains fair for all species but is expected to slow with cooler temperatures. Some nice bluegills continue to be caught on night crawlers and meal worms. Recent reports are that bass are hitting spinner baits.

PICACHO RESERVOIR — No Report.

ROSE CANYON LAKE — The access road will be closed Oct. 31, 2007.  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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