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Community Fishing Program Bulletin

September 14, 2014 Edition

Report fishing violations - 800 352-0700

CATS ARE BACK - AND WITH A NEW STOCKING SCHEDULE FORMAT!

The Community Fishing Program resumes stocking catfish in the core waters the week of September 15.
Not sure what those core waters are? Well, we’ve overhauled our stocking schedule so that anglers can see all CFP waters at a glance. If you go to the Department’s website (www.azgfd.gov) and download the PDF version of the schedule, you can click on any CFP water and a map will be displayed.

Gilbert’s Water Ranch Lake becomes a Special Regulation Water

On Saturday September 6, the Game and Fish Commission approved converting Water Ranch Lake to catch-and-release only for bass and sunfish but maintains catch-and-keep for trout, catfish and all other species.  The regulations take effect January 1st 2015, and single barbless hooks will be required. Fish stockings will be reduced to once-per-month, and daily bag limits for catfish and trout will be reduced to 2 each.  All bass and sunfish will need to be immediately released unharmed. Water Ranch will be stocked with catfish the week of September 15th.

 

Other Important Changes to CFP Waters

Two CFP waters have been officially withdrawn from the Program and will not be stocked anymore: Granada Ponds in Phoenix and McKellips Pond in Scottsdale. Freestone Pond in Gilbert will be added to the Program, and we’re working to get Friendship Park in Avondale added to the program later this autumn. Freestone will receive the first catfish during the week of October 6th.

Be a responsible angler! Dispose you used fishing line and hooks properly


Improperly disposed line and fishing hooks can pose unintended risks to your fellow anglers and wildlife that often use the same waters as you. Please do your part to keep the parks clean, safe, and enjoyable for all visitors including wildlife that often get seriously injured or killed by discarded hooks and fishing line.

TURN IN POACHERS! Call Operation GAME THIEF (1-800-352-0700)

Although the Department may not be able to send an officer to each reported violation, simply reporting the incident to the Department helps establish where and when we have poaching problems. Every call is logged into a database and will be used to direct enforcement activities on your Community Fishing Waters.

Remember the Web www.azgfd.gov 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.



 
 
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