Community Fishing Program Bulletin
Report fishing violations – 800 352-0700
March 22, 2017
This week marks the return of catfish to the Core Community Fishing Waters, but we’re also planning a bonus stocking next week. Normally catfish aren’t stocked until mid-late April, but we wanted anglers to get a jump start due to the warm weather we’ve experienced lately. Waters we plan to stock include:• Discovery
• Dave White
• Stone Dam
• Patterson Ponds
• Tempe Town Lake
Department Outdoor Expo Returns this Weekend March 25-26
The Department is hosting it’s annual Outdoor Expo Saturday-Sunday March 25-26. Admission and parking are FREE! There is plenty on things to see and do for all ages including two fishing tanks, live wildlife exhibits, try archery and other shooting sports in a safe, supervised, controlled environment on the range; Get a feel for specialty shooting disciplines like clay target, cowboy action, practical pistol, black powder, and air gun. Check out the many firearms manufacturers. Don’t miss the always popular cowboy mounted shooting competition. See OHV, ATV, RV and boating exhibits. Give kayaking a try at the “Lake Paddlemore” kayaking pond. Hike a field course and learn cool camping tips. Learn about boating and how to stay safe on the water. Talk to experts about Arizona’s wildlife, fishing, hunting and more. Visit with more than 150 exhibitors, including outdoor recreation and conservation groups, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services. Concessionaires will have food and beverages available for purchase, and many accept only cash — ATMs will be on site. There is a nominal charge for ammunition at some of the target shooting venues.
Hours are Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm
3rd Annual Hook-A-Kid on Fishing Event Bonsall Park April 8th
Glendale Councilmember Jamie Aldama is hosting the 3rd annual FREE fishing clinic on Saturday April 8th from 8am to 1pm at Bonsall Park in Glendale (59th Ave and Bethany Home Road).
Up to 1,000 children age 10-17 will be provided a FREE YOUTH HUNTING/FISHING COMBO LICENSE that is good for 365 days. Loaner fishing poles and bait will be provided. Free water and snacks will be provided by Councilmember Aldama and the Glendale Police Department, and prizes will be donated by Cabelas. Bring the family and join us for this exciting outdoor fishing event.
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