Southern Arizona Fishing Report

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November 5th, 2009

URBAN WATERS – Catfishing at Urban lakes continues to be good to excellent with fall stockings well underway.  Not much change in the top baits for channel cats: shrimp, stink baits and hot dogs.  Activity is best in the evening and early morning with cooler temperatures making the cats active during mid-day periods as well.

The special fall stocking of bluegill was the week of Oct. 26-31, so make sure to take the kids, grandkids or a friend.  Earthworms, mealworms or a piece of hot dog on a small hook under a small bobber will keep you and the youngsters busy catching bluegill.

Trout are scheduled to be stocked the week of Nov. 20.
RIGGS FLAT — No recent reports.

CLUFF RANCH —  Scheduled to be stocked next week with rainbow trout. 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. Scheduled to be stocked with trout the second week of November.

DANKWORTH POND — Sunfish are biting in the early morning before the day begins to heat up. 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 on small lures silver in color.

KEARNY LAKES — This small lake remains fishless due to impacts of golden algae.

ARIVACA — The fishing remains good in the evenings and early mornings.  The lake continues to drop and launching of larger boats is impossible.  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 — Scheduled to be stocked this week with rainbow trout to start the winter season. Fishing for warmwater species should still be okay .  Flipping in the cattails should still the most productive for larger bass.  Anglers wanting to catch flathead catfish should try live bluegills off the points and along the rock walls in Ash canyon.  Deep cove on the southwest side of the lake is also a good spot for flatheads.

PARKER CANYON — Scheduled to be stocked this week with rainbow trout. The store has been re-opened at the lake. Information on the store and current conditions can be found at www.parkercanyonlake.com. The fishing is reported to be good for bass and sunfish with a few hold over trout being reported as well.

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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