Community Fishing Program Bulletin
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May 15, 2015
Fishing Clinic at Desert West Saturday May 30th: 8am to 11am
The Community Fishing Program is hosting a fishing clinic on Saturday, May 30th at Desert West Park. The clinic is FREE to the public. No license is required to fish during the event. Fishing poles and bait will be available to borrow for free during the event. It’s a great opportunity to give fishing a try and create lasting memories for families. Desert West Park is located at 6602 W Encanto Blvd in Phoenix.
AZ Diamondbacks Outdoor Recreation Day Saturday May 23rd: 1:00 – 7:00pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to present the Fourth Annual Outdoor Recreation Night! Join other outdoor enthusiasts on Saturday, May 23. Before the game (Chicago Cubs), experience all the outdoor activities that Arizona has to offer at the interactive Outdoor Recreation Street Festival. Learn how to catch a fish, shoot a bow and arrow, and even enjoy an animal petting zoo. Each Outdoor Recreation ticket package includes a ticket to the D-backs game against the Chicago Cubs.
Trout stocking well underway in the Rim Country and White Mountains!
Feel like trying your luck fishing the high country streams and lakes? Visit our Department’s portal at www.azgfd.gov and you can download a Summer Trout Stocking Schedule, buy a license (which are good for 365 days), and read through the fishing reports. Take the family on a trip and visit the mountains, Oak Creek near Sedona, or maybe some lakes in the Flagstaff area.
Expansion Waters to get catfish and sunfish!
The Department’s expansion waters will receive their last stocking of the year during the first week of June. The last stocking will include catfish AND sunfish. Those waters include Pacana Pond (Maricopa), Discovery, and McQueen Ponds (Gilbert), Roadrunner Pond (Phoenix), Eldorado Pond (Scottsdale), Bonsall Pond (Glendale), Friendship Park Pond (Avondale); Yuma West Wetlands and Council Ave Pond (Somerton). Tempe Town Lake and Fortuna Pond will receive catfish only.
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.