Category: Community Fishing

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

Video: Channel catfish stocked into all Yuma-area Community fishing waters

Channel catfish were stocked into all Yuma-area Community Fishing waters!  Council Avenue, Yuma West Wetlands, Fortuna, and Redondo ponds were all stocked with hundreds of pounds of fiesty catfish Thursday.  The average size catfish in this load was about 4 pounds and this load even included some monsters of nearly...

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...