Community Fishing Program Bulletin
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April 18, 2018
The Golden Algae Battle is Nearing the End
More lakes than ever before have been positive for golden algae this past winter, but the end of the battle is finally in sight. CFP waters such as Riverview, Cortez and Alvord lakes have been successfully treated and are receiving their regularly scheduled fish stockings again. Tempe Town Lake is on the verge of recovery and is expected to be stocked with catfish the week of April 23-28.
Trout stockings will continue at Green Valley Lakes in Payson until early May. For more details check out the stocking schedule at www.azgfd.gov and also posted inside the information cabinets at all CFP waters.
Want to Try Fishing for Free?
There are two upcoming opportunities to try fishing for free! The Arizona Game and Fish Department is proud to partner with the City of Glendale and the Town of Payson to provide a few hours of fishing with free loaner rods and bait available at both events. A fishing license is not required during the event hours as long as you register at the AGFD booth on site at these events. Information for both events are below:
Ocotillo District Council member Jamie Aldama will be hosting the 4th Annual Hook-A-Kid on Fishing event from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Bonsall Park South, 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
For more information, contact Janet Hidalgo at 623 930-2584 or Samuel Pena at 623 930-2250.
Green Valley Park on May 12
Green Valley Park in Payson will undergo a transformation when its grassy expanses turn into a carnival full of wildlife and hands-on outdoor activities for all. Join us for a fantastic day of activities during the Annual Payson Wildlife Fair, an annual cooperative event between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Mogollon Sporting Association, US Forest Service, andParks, Recreation & Tourism Department. Admission is FREE.
Event hours are 9am-3pm on Saturday, May 12. Green Valley Park is located at 1000 W Country Club Dr, Payson. For more information contact the Payson Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 928 472-5110.
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.