Find Pena Blanca Lake For Tucson Fishing
Tips On Pena Blanca Lake For Fishing With Directions And Map
Pena Blanca Lake is a relative small lake covering about 45 acres. It is located about 16 miles north of Nogales just off Highway 289. Pena Blanca Lake is in Pena Blanca Canyon in the Pajarito Mountain Foothills. The lake is open through out the year and is surrounded by large trees. A place to see fall colors in Southern Arizona.
Pena Blanca Lake is in the Coronado National Forest and provides a Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Campground area for 25 to 30 spots and areas of picnics. Note that only electric boat motors are allowed.
On summer weekends the lake can be quite busy. Also, a valid Arizona fishing license and trout stamp is required for all anglers 14 years of age and older. Six trout is the daily bag limit and the possession limit. Using live bait fish is prohibited.
Pena Blanca Lake is 4,000 feet above sea level. Accordingly, winter visitors should be prepared for some cool – if not down right – cold weather.
For those interested in the fishing, Pena Blanca Lake has Crappie, Catfish, Bass and Rainbows. There may even be some “lunker-size” large mouth bass to be taken.
As each day draws to a close the setting summer sun falls on the peaks to the south. Is said the hues reflecting off the peaks reminds one of white gold. Historically, the area has been home to Spaniards, Indians, ranchers and prospectors.
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