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Old March 20th, 2015, 08:37 AM   #1
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Arizona for the weekend.

Hi my name is Miguel and I am in town from Texas and brought my gear with me and was hoping to find some good bass fishing spots. Ponds preferably, but a good bank fishing lake spot would be great as well. I'm a 100% bass angler and I do not keep what I catch, it's a sport for me. I'm just in town for a funeral on Monday and have the weekend to fish. I will be in Tucson today, saturday, Monday and the morning of Tuesday. Sunday I will be in Phoenix. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And hey if you want a back seater for a few hours, I'd help with gas or anything. Thank you in advance and hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 10:36 AM   #2
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where in Texas?
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Old March 20th, 2015, 10:59 AM   #3
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Old March 20th, 2015, 01:15 PM   #4
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I went to Pflugerville highschool my freshman year. Austin is a great town!

Check out the AZG&F website and click on the urban/community fishing link. There will be a map to all of the local ponds in both Tucson and Phoenix. Urban ponds can be tough for bass (they get a ton of pressure), but with it being Spring you should be able to catch a few.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old March 20th, 2015, 04:58 PM   #6
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Try Tempe town lake.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:04 PM   #7
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Old March 20th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #8
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there's only 2 things in texas...........ha ha
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Old March 20th, 2015, 10:48 PM   #9
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Yes... Bass, and bigger bass! Haha
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Old March 20th, 2015, 10:54 PM   #10
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I checked out silver bell and Kennedy, probably the worst thing ever. Ha. Not downing your lakes, but there were so many people fishing and wasn't really too much room. I would just like to find something to catch some bass, take some pictures and have a good time. Thanks

Either way, I'm enjoying the area and the scenery. This is also my first time to AZ.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 12:52 AM   #11
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I checked out silver bell and Kennedy, probably the worst thing ever. Ha. Not downing your lakes, but there were so many people fishing and wasn't really too much room. I would just like to find something to catch some bass, take some pictures and have a good time. Thanks

Either way, I'm enjoying the area and the scenery. This is also my first time to AZ.
You're in tucson, you won't find much help on here for places down there, sorry bud.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 04:46 AM   #12
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Pena Blanca is just over an hour from Tucson. There is some shore access, but you will have to hike to get to different areas. Some of the hike is a little tough, especially when carrying fishing equipment. There are a lot of small bass. Small plastics work well.

Arivaca is about an hour and a half from Tucson. Exact same deal as Pena Blanca, only the bass fishing is tougher, but your average size will be bigger.

Parker Canyon is about an hour and a half from Tucson as well. It is higher in elevation so the water is cooler and the bass will not be as active, but it has some big fish. The hike is easier and you will find more shore access.

Plastics are solid choices at all of the lakes. At Pena Blanca drop shot or senkos, natural colors. At Arivaca, Texas rig a small creature, senkos are a good choice at Parker Canyon (though swimbaits or cranks are also OK, but tough to fish from shore).

The fishing is not nearly as good as Texas, but you probably won't beat the weather and all of the lakes are scenic.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 08:33 AM   #13
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Pena Blanca is just over an hour from Tucson. There is some shore access, but you will have to hike to get to different areas. Some of the hike is a little tough, especially when carrying fishing equipment. There are a lot of small bass. Small plastics work well.

Arivaca is about an hour and a half from Tucson. Exact same deal as Pena Blanca, only the bass fishing is tougher, but your average size will be bigger.

Parker Canyon is about an hour and a half from Tucson as well. It is higher in elevation so the water is cooler and the bass will not be as active, but it has some big fish. The hike is easier and you will find more shore access.

Plastics are solid choices at all of the lakes. At Pena Blanca drop shot or senkos, natural colors. At Arivaca, Texas rig a small creature, senkos are a good choice at Parker Canyon (though swimbaits or cranks are also OK, but tough to fish from shore).

The fishing is not nearly as good as Texas, but you probably won't beat the weather and all of the lakes are scenic.
Thank you so much for the help on this, I might have to check these out. I'm just enjoying the scenery here as well, so either way I'm having a good time here.
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