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When I got home from the lake today I sat down to write my fishing report for the weekend in my fishing log, I start filling in the water temperature, air temperature, and all the junk about moon phases and I get down to the section that always keeps we wondering;water clarity. I usually say stained but I've never been sure. The only other state I've fished in enough to compare it to was New Hampshire and the water up there is very clear in most lakes. What would you say the water clarity in Saguaro is?(muddy,stained,clear.......) Is it similar in the other lakes around here? Thanks. Josh
 
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Josh,
I would say the water is stained. Last time I was there it was a light green tint. Bartlett was the same way two weekends ago. if you go to pleasant, the water clarity is clean or clear. But that all can change with one good storm too!

Last year, saguaro was really stained with the algae bloom. That bloom hung around a long time. This year, the algae bloom burned off a little earlier. I'm by no means an expert on water clarity, i would email Ken, d a or Joe for the real facts. :)
 

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In the upper lake I would have rated it clear to slightly stained. When I was throwing a white spinnerbait, I could easily see it 1-2 feet below the surface. Since I was looking down at a dark bottom, the water clarity was such that if you are looking up, the spinnerbait could have been seen at twice that distance or at 2-4 feet. Even though I was in 25-30 feet of water, I would say that the water clarity was clear to slightly stained. Only my 2 cents.
 
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