Community Fishing Program Bulletin
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Sept. 18, 2018
Catfish Stocking Resumes in CFP Waters
While catfish stockings were done in some upper elevation waters through the summer, the normal catfish stocking season is set to resume this week in the Core Waters. Expansion waters in the upper elevations and Yuma area will get a final stocking during September 24-29 and will include Patterson Ponds, Fain Lake, Yavapai Lakes, Stone Dam, Tempe Town Lake, Fortuna Lake, Redondo Lake, West Wetlands Pond, Pacific Avenue Pond, and Council Avenue Pond. The rest of the Phoenix area Expansion Waters will get stocked during the week of October 8-13.
Four New Community Fishing Program Waters
New waters were added to the CFP recently and include
• Fain Lake in Prescott Valley
• Yavapai Lakes in Prescott Valley (Urban Forest Park, see photo)
• Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex (PAAC) Pond in Yuma
• Mansel Carter Oasis Lake in Queen Creek
Mansel Carter will be the first new Core Water in four years while the remaining additions will become part of the Expansion Waters. Fain Lake has been routinely stocked with trout from Page Springs Hatchery for years, and that will continue. The CFP now has 45 waters in 21 communities!
Trout Stocking to Resume in Upper Elevation Waters Oct. 14-20
October marks the beginning of trout stocking season for waters in higher elevations that include Green Valley in Payson, Fain Lake and Yavapai Lakes in Prescott Valley, Show Low Creek Meadow, and Patterson Ponds in Saint Johns. Trout stocking in the CFP Core Waters will begin during the week of November 15th.
- Annual Fishing Derby Festival, Sahuarita Lake, Saturday September 22 from 7am to Noon
- Grand Opening Clinic at Mansel Carter Oasis Lake, Saturday October 6 from 8am to Noon
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