Patagonia Lake Fishing Guide

Patagonia Lake State Park is a 265-acre man-made lake that produces a large numbers of bass, flathead catfish, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill and during the winter months will also have a chance to catch of rainbow trout (Rainbow trout are stocked every three weeks from October to March) and is a great place to fish along the shore and on a boat.

Patagonia Lake has an average depth of 90 feet and is at an elevation of 4,0050 feet as is managed by the Arizona State Parks. Half of the Patagonia Lake is a no-wake zone, which makes things nice for anglers.

Popular Types of Fish at Patagonia Lake

Patagonia Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Bass, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Blue Gill and Flathead Catfish. Patagonia Lake offers a shoreline with ample cover for the large bass population, lush water vegetation and Christmas tree bundles have been placed throughout the lake to provide additional cover making for a large bass population. Jerkbaits and spinnerbaits work all year in the no boating area.


Flathead Catfish

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Patagonia Lake

Patagonia Lake State Park is a man-made reservoir in Santa Cruz County, Arizona and is located just an hour’s drive from Tucson.