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August 12th, 2009

URBAN LAKES — The urban lake catfish stockings have ceased until mid-September when water temperatures diminish. However, fishing for catfish can still be decent using hot dogs, chicken liver, corn or stink baits.

TUCSON URBAN — Channel catfish are being stocked this week.

RIGGS FLAT —.  Due to poor water quality this lake will not be stocked until conditions improve.  Fishing has been fair despite the poor water quality.

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. The lake is down a bit due to problems with the pumps on the well.  For lake information call (928) 428-6760.

DANKWORTH POND — No recent reports of success. Aquatic vegetation continues to be a problem for anglers.  For lake information call (928) 428-6760.

FRYE MESA RESERVIOR –  Anglers continue to have the best success when fishing the early hours around sunrise.

KEARNY LAKES — Conditions at this lake have taken a turn for the worse and golden algae has caused a fish kill.  The Department and the town of Kearny continue to work on the problem.

ARIVACA — The fishing remains good in the evenings and early mornings.  Anglers are asked 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 – Pena Blanca Lake remains closed.  The removal of the sediment has been completed and the lake is now beginning to re-fill as runoff from rain fall events allows.

PATAGONIA —  With recent rains the lake is full.  Fishing for warmwater species is good with fishing the best in the early mornings and late evenings.  Anglers wanting to catch flathead catfish should try live bluegills of the points and along the rock walls in Ash canyon.

PARKER CANYON — The fishing remains fair with most angler success coming in the early morning just after sunrise.  Warm water fishing is reported to be fair to good in the late evenings.

ROSE CANYON LAKE — The road is open and the lake has been stocked.  Anglers continue to have success with flies on the surface and Power Bait.

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