Category: Southern Waters

Angler Report: Patagonia Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Patagonia Lake Kyle B.: Caught two 3-pound bass, bluegill, and catfish all in the coves. Could see minnows schooling up and bass causing them to jump out of the water. One bass was caught on the wieghtless senko the other on a bobber and...

Angler Report: Sahuarita Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Sahuarita Lake   J.J. Martin: I have been catching 4, 5, 6 lb catfish lately.  Here is my catch of from Sept. 20.  I use chicken livers, with a little water, blended to a liquid, with minced garlic added, then soak strips of beef...

Angler Report: Rose Canyon Lake trout

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Rose Canyon Lake Mike C.: Whole mess o’ fish at Rose Canyon last Saturday (Aug. 6). Great rainbow trout action in the morning with PowerBait (green, rainbow, orange) and longer 18-inch leaders. A group of us landed about 20 in a few hours worth...

Angler Report: Pena Blanca Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Pena Blanca Lake Justin B.: Another Saturday at Pena Blanca and another great fishing day. Fished morning and caught more than 15 bass again (mostly 1-pound and under). Caught this 5.6-pound bass on the third cast. Water clarity is still not good and water temperature...

Cluff Ranch Pond No. 3 Reopens

We reopened Cluff Ranch Pond #3 to recreational activities Saturday, July 15, after it was closed in June for use by U.S. Forest Service crews to help suppress the Frye Fire. The Cluff Ranch Ponds are located in the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area off Cluff Ranch Road at the base...

Angler Report: Pena Blanca Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov   Pena Blanca Lake Justin B.: Had a good day on the lake Saturday. Caught over 15 bass with the average around one pound. Caught this 4.1-pounder  on a brush hog early in the morning. Water was down a few feet and clarity was...

Cluff Ranch Pond #3 Closed to access.

  Cluff Ranch Pond #3 Closed   THATCHER, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has temporarily closed Cluff Ranch Pond #3 to recreational activities so that it may be used by   U.S. Forest Service crews to help suppress the Frye Fire. The Cluff Ranch Ponds are located in...

Angler Report: Patagonia Lake

Send your fishing reports and pictures to BFishing@AZGFD.gov Patagonia Lake Ryan V.: ​Caught a 4-pound channel cat caught on cut bait. Bluegill are biting non-stop on worms and the channel cat babies were hitting chicken liver-flavored stink bait. Ended up with five baby channel cats and one 4-pound channel cat....