SOUTHERN ARIZONA WATERS FISHING REPORT
The summer trout stocking season is starting to wind down! You can find it here: Summer 2016 Bookmark the page for easy access!
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ARIVACA LAKE – Current lake level is 6.39 below the spillway. Launching conditions improved slightly with recent rains. Late evenings and early mornings are the best times with the heat. Fishing is fair for largemouth bass. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are asked to be courteous and not create wake problems for others boaters.
CLUFF RANCH — Anglers continue to report the fishing to be fair. The pond is down approximately .85 below the spillway and there should be no problems with boat launching. Visitors are reminded that it is illegal to obstruct the use of the boat ramp by anglers trying to launch the boats. No parking, standing, sitting, swimming or fishing is allowed on the boat ramp. For lake information call (928) 485-9430.
PATAGONIA —No reported launching problems. The lake is currently full and spilling. Reports are that bass fishing is fair. Sunfish are reported to be active and fishing is reported to be excellent.
PARKER CANYON —The lake is 1.62 feet below the spillway. Launching is greatly improved with increased water levels. Bluegill fishing has been reported to be excellent. Bass is fair to good, with trout and catfish are fair to poor. The bag limit on white amurs is one fish over 30 inches in length. Anglers are asked to immediately release any smaller amurs that they may catch unharmed. Anglers can also contact the Store at the lake for updates on fishing at (520) 455-5847. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are asked to be courteous and not create wake problems for others boaters.
PENA BLANCA – The lake is full and spilling. Anglers continue to report success on bass and sunfish with nightcrawlers. The best times are early morning and late evenings. Anglers are reminded that all largemouth bass caught must be immediately released alive. Additionally all mercury advisories against the eating of warmwater fish caught at Pena Blanca Lake remains in effect. Future testing will determine if and when these advisories will be lifted. Gasoline engines are restricted to 10 hp or less and boaters using gas motors are asked to be courteous and not create wake problems for others boaters.
RIGGS FLAT LAKE – This lake is open for the summer. Due to poor water quality all trout stockings have been halted. It is not known at this time when the lake will be stocked again. Future stocking will be dependent on improved water quality. Summer trout stocking schedule here: Summer 2016 Angler are reminded that live fatheads are not legal bait at this lake.
ROPER LAKE — No recent reports have been received from this location. The lake level is 2.66 feet below the spillway. Launching should be good. For lake information contact Roper Lake State Park at (928) 428-6760. Sunfish live or dead is not legal bait at this lake.
ROSE CANYON LAKE – The lake is open for the summer. Angler reports of success using roostertails and fly anglers are having success also. Best chance of success are early mornings and late evenings. Summer trout stocking is underway and you can find the schedule here: Summer 2016