The recently repaired Sahuarita Lake was stocked with a double load of catfish Friday. 

The man-made 10-acre lake is reopened for boating and fishing from dawn to dusk.

The lake, 15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd., hadn’t been stocked since May and it had been closed since July when the lake’s water level was lowered as a team worked to understand and fix leaks. 

The town filled and patched cracks and the lake refilled faster than expected, said parks director Debbie Summers. 

The repairs cost about $250,000. 

Fishing at the lake requires a $24 community fishing license. The daily bag limit is four catfish. 

Contact reporter Becky Pallack at or 573-4251. On Twitter: @BeckyPallack