Cluff Pond trout stocking suspended until the spring

Low water levels at Cluff Ponds No. 3 has prompted Arizona Game and Fish Department to suspend the annual rainbow trout stocking of the pond until the spring. The low water level will also allow for replacement of a dam valve. - Contributed Photo/AZGFD

Contributed article/AZGFD

PIMA — Rainbow trout stocking is being temporarily suspended at Pond No.  3 within the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area so that the Arizona Game and Fish Department can take advantage of lower water levels there to replace a dam valve.

The pond water level is low because of little monsoon rains this season. Trout that otherwise would have been stocked there are being diverted to Roper Lake and Dankworth Pond.

Stocking at Cluff Ranch will likely resume in the spring. The new Community Fishing Program water at the Graham County Fairgrounds is also an option for trout angling.