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Community Fishing Bulletin: Oct. 27, 2017

Posted October 17, 2017

Trout are scheduled to return to Tempe Town Lake Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Expansion waters stocked with catfish last week

In case you missed it, we stocked the Phoenix-area expansion waters last week with more than 6,000 pounds of hungry catfish. Ponds that received fish included Friendship (Avondale), Bonsall (Glendale), Roadrunner (Phoenix), Eldorado (Scottsdale), McQueen, Freestone, and Discovery (Gilbert), Pacana (Maricopa), and Dave White (Casa Grande).

See the stocking schedule

Rainbow trout coming back to Green Valley this week

It’s true! Summer is winding down, and you know what that means — trout are coming back starting this week to Green Valley Lakes in Payson. We’ll also be doing another trout stocking in Show Low Creek this week. Rainbow trout will make their first appearance in the “Core” waters in the Phoenix and Tucson areas on Thursday, Nov. 16! So get ready to put your stink baits aside and grab your favorite trout fishing gear … they’ll be here before you know it.

Upcoming fishing events

If you are new to the sport and would like to “test the waters” and your luck at fishing, we’ve got at least five upcoming clinics that are FREE to the public. The Department provides loaner fishing poles, bait is free, and you don’t need a license as long as you register (provide your name and phone number) on-site during event hours. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

Stockings remain delayed at Steele Indian School, Rio Vista parks

At the request of the City of Phoenix, stockings at Steele Indian School Pond in Phoenix will be delayed until after the “Lost Lake Festival” on Oct. 20-22. We’ll resume normal stocking in Steele Indian School Pond during our next scheduled stocking during the week of Oct. 30 – Nov. 4.

Likewise, remodeling work is expected to continue until mid-November at Rio Vista Pond in Peoria. We’ll resume normal stockings once the remodel work is completed.

See more about the Community Fishing Program