Community Fishing Program Bulletin
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January 26, 2016
Wondering Where your Trout are coming From?
We often get asked the same question over and over. Where are these trout coming from? Answering that takes a little explanation. We purchase most of the trout from external vendors because our state fish hatcheries are simply maxed-out in terms of production. Trout from our state hatchery program gets delivered across the state year-round – roughly 2 million fish per year to make fishing possible in places like Woods Canyon Lake, Fain Lake, Salt River, Oak Creek, Lake Mary, and dozens more locations.
The Community Fishing Program (CFP) uses four (4) separate vendors to supply trout. All four CFP waters in the Yuma area are supplied by our Page Springs State Fish Hatchery near Cornville. Our Phoenix-area “Expansion Waters” are supplied by Blue River Fish Hatchery in eastern Arizona. The Core Waters are supplied by two (2) separate vendors based in Colorado; Silver Springs Trout Farm in Montrose and Crowther’s Freshwater Trout in La Jara. Here’s a summary in tabular form for your enjoyment.
Where are your trout coming from? See chart.
This is how trout are stocked among the current Community Fishing Program waters – 37 in total. We make approximately 246 individual stockings per season (November to March). And now you know…
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