Community Fishing Program Bulletin
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June 15, 2016
Final catfish stocking of the season this week
The summer heat has finally returned, which means stocking into our Community Fishing Waters will cease after this week’s stocking until September. With the amounts of catfish we stocked this spring, fishing should be good through the summer. Trout stocking from state fish hatcheries into the high-country streams and lakes will continue throughout the summer. You can obtain a current summer Trout stocking schedule at www.azgfd.com. We wish you and your family a safe and fun summer – and we hope you create the best memories by doing what we love to do – get outdoors and go fishing!
The Past (Fiscal) Year – By the Numbers
We wanted to take an opportunity to share with you some fun facts about the Community Fishing Program over the past fiscal year (July 1 2015 to June 30, 2016). The numbers reflect fish/waters stocked this year:
Number of waters within the program
Number of cities where the program exists
Total acres of water within the program
Number of different fish suppliers
Number of Individual Lake/Pond stockings
Pounds of Catfish stocked
Number of Catfish stocked
Pounds of Trout stocked
Number of Trout stocked
Pounds of Bluegill stocked
Number of Bluegill stocked
TOTAL POUNDS OF FISH STOCKED
TOTAL NUMBER OF FISH STOCKED
Potential New CFP Waters
As we’ve mentioned over the past couple years, we are on the hunt for new waters to bring into the program. Over this past year we’ve added 2 new waters in the communities of Casa Grande and St. Johns, Arizona. We are currently looking into adding a new water called Stone Dam near the community of Ash Fork. If you know of a potential water that is, or could be open to the public, please give us a call or send an email. We’re interested in expanding into new areas like Wickenburg, Kingman, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Gila Bend, Flagstaff, Springerville, and other possible locations. We want the Community Fishing Program to become a part of your community!
Remember the Web… for stocking schedules, the Fish&Boat Arizona webmap, outdoor events calendar, and other great fishing and outdoor information. Also check out the web for Weekly Fishing Reports, to submit your fishing photos or to send us your latest fishing report. Talk with us on our Facebook page or get social with us on Twitter@AZGFD.