Tucson is famous for its Fishing! Well, not quite, but there are plenty of options in and around Tucson for those who love to fish or enjoy recreational activities that involve a Lake. In addition to Fishing, there is Swimming, Wading, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Camping, Picnicking and Hiking to enjoy. Tucson Realtor Brenda O'Brien explains all the best spots.
The City of Tucson has an Urban Fishing Program with a few small lakes in the city stocked with fish on a regular basis. Silverbell Lake, Kennedy Lake, and Lakeside Park are all in the Tucson Fishing program. These local lakes are great for a quick family outing in a controlled and safe environment. All these lakes are small at around 10 acres or so and none allows gas motors so it is a great way to start teaching the kids how to fish in a quiet peaceful setting. Sahuarita Lake is another urban environment lake just on the Southern outskirts of Tucson.
There are a great many lakes south of Tucson stocked with Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Rainbows (in season), Catfish and Bluegill. Lake Arivaca, Parker Canyon Lake, and Pena Blanca Lake are all great recreational lakes. Most are in the Coronado Forest and they range in size from small lakes up to larger ones like Patagonia Lake which covers over 250 acres and is 2-1/2 miles long.
There is even a tiny little Fishing Lake up in the Catalina's above Tucson called Rose Canyon Lake that has great camping and lots of Rainbow Trout.
Other nearby lakes include
Roper Lake, and
If you want to go further afield, many lakes to the north of Tucson are loaded with fish and recreational opportunities. Most people are amazed to learn that Arizona has more boats per capita than any other state.
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