Community Fishing Program Bulletin
Report fishing violations – 800 352-0700
Feb. 20, 2018
Golden Algae Continues to Bloom at Several Lakes
Bad news again for Riverview Lake – another active bloom of golden algae has been detected, and Tempe Town Lake, Alvord Lake and Cortez Lake have also been experiencing algae blooms. The cities of Mesa and Phoenix are working with their lake consultants to address these expensive algae treatments, so that means stockings at these lakes are suspended until further notice. We’ll notify the public once treatments have been completed and follow up testing shows golden algae is no longer present, then fish stocking can resume.
Trout Stockings Winding Down, Catfish Coming in March
There are only two stockings of winter trout left in the CFP waters in the Tucson and Phoenix areas which means catfish stockings are just around the corner! The weeks of Feb 19-24 and March 5-10 are the final two weeks of trout stockings for the metro areas. Catfish stockings are scheduled to begin the week of March 19-24. For more details check out the stocking schedule at www.azgfd.gov and also posted inside the information cabinets at all CFP waters.
The largest hands-on outdoor recreation expo in Arizona is coming soon!
Dates are set for the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo presented by Shikar Safari Club International. Come out Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.
Admission and parking are FREE!
There will be plenty of hands-on fun for all ages like kids fishing tanks, target 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, including some new brands this year. Don’t miss the always popular cowboy mounted shooting competition. See OHV and ATV exhibits. Give kayaking a try at the “Lake Paddlemore” kayaking pond.
Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. The Outdoor Expo is easy to find, located on Carefree Highway, about 1/2 mile west of I-17 in Phoenix.
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.