Best In-Town Angling

Various locations

It's a bit difficult to move large bodies of water closer to town, but there are some smaller watering holes in and around Tucson to satisfy the need for a day at the lake. Swimming and wading are no-nos, but fishing at Southern Arizona's four urban lakes attracts 16,000 anglers annually. "If people can't get to the fish, we'll bring the fish to them," says Eric Swanson, Arizona Game and Fish Urban Fisheries program manager. The old backyard stand-bys are Lakeside Lake on the eastside, Kennedy Lake for residents on the southwest side of town, and Silverbell Lake on the northwest side. The 10-acre Sahuarita Lake south of town is the latest opportunity for water lovers. Info at