Category: Community Fishing

Learn about the waters in the Community Fishing Program and their latest stockings and fishing clinics.

Roger Coffman, a.k.a “Mr. Fish” – more than a fish-hauler

Meet Roger Coffman. He’s better known by his business name: Mr. Fish. His company has been our provider of warmwater fish (catfish, bass, sunfish, crappie, triploid grass carp, etc) for several years. The importance of his role in maintaining the Community Fishing Program with catfish, sunfish, and other species as...

Community Fish Program Waters get bass and bluegill stockings

Largemouth Bass and Sunfish Stocked into Core Waters Last Week. You’ve probably heard by now, the Department stocked all Community Fish Program (CFP) core waters (except Cortez) with bass and bluegill last week. The fish looked beautiful and will hopefully contribute to the naturally reproducing bass and bluegill in most...

Winter Season is also Golden Alga Season

You’ve probably heard about Golden Alga (GA) by now… and if not, you probably will.  For close to a month we’ve experienced a slow but steady fish kill at Veteran’s Oasis in Chandler. What made it particularly frustrating is that ongoing sampling by the lake consultant found no evidence of Golden...

Rainbow Trout are Back in Town

Nearly 6,000 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked into the Community Fishing Program waters last Friday.  This marked the first of 9 stockings of rainbow trout in the core community waters. We also stocked rainbow trout into Tempe Town Lake on Tuesday 11/22. The trout should provide anglers with the...