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Arizona Fish Stocking Schedules - Statewide and Community
 

The statewide stocking schedule link below includes all waters receiving catchable-sized trout from Arizona Game and Fish hatcheries.  The dates listed on the trout stocking schedule represent the Monday of the week the stocking will occur.   Stockings can take place any day throughout that stocking week.  These schedules are tentative and subject to change due to weather or conditions at the sites. Consult the Weekly Fishing Report before you go.

 

New Feature!  Click on the links in the trout stocking schedule PDF to pull up Google map locations and get driving directions to your fishing spot.  Maps of popular fishing creeks and rivers also show all the various locations that usually get stocked with trout.
 

 

 

 

For more information on how to get to

150 top fishing locations in Arizona, visit the new interactive web map

Fish&Boat Arizona by clicking here.

   

Community Fishing Program Stocking Schedule

New Feature!  Click on any Community Fishing water to view a Google map of the lake, zoom in-out, and type your address to get directions.

Stockings in Community Fishing Program waters will occur randomly Monday through Saturday during the week indicated. The fish species stocked is identified as C=Catfish, S=Sunfish or T=Trout. This schedule will only change if fish delivery problems occur or conditions at an individual lake are unsuitable for stocking. Due to extreme heat conditions every summer, there are no fish stockings to Community lakes and ponds between June 25 and September 15.


Special regulations apply to the 36 waters in the Community Fishing Program:

Daily bag limits at Community lakes are: 4 trout, 4 catfish, 10 sunfish and 2 bass (minimum size 13 inches) per angler per day.

Daily bag limit at Community ponds are: 2 trout, 2 catfish, 5 sunfish, and 1 bass (minimum size 13 inches) per angler day.

C= Channel Catfish    S= Sunfish    T= Rainbow Trout

Central Arizona
 March  17-22
March 31 -April 5
   April      14-19
April 28 -May 3
May 12-17
May  26-31
June 9-14
June 15 - September 13
Alvord Lake (Cesar Chavez Park) (Phoenix)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Stocking suspended for summer
Cortez Lake (Phoenix)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Chaparral Lake (Scottsdale)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Copper Sky Lake (Maricopa)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Desert Breeze Lake (Chandler)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Desert West Lake (Phoenix)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Encanto Lake (Phoenix)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Evelyn Hallman Pond(Tempe)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Kiwanis Lake (Tempe)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Papago Ponds (Phoenix)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Pioneer Lake (Peoria)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Red Mountain Lake (Mesa)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Rio Vista Pond (Peoria)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Riverview Lake (Mesa)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Steele Indian School Pond (Phoenix)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Surprise Lake (Surprise)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Water Ranch Lake (Gilbert)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Veterans Oasis Lake (Chandler)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
 
Mogollon Rim
Green Valley Lakes (Payson)
T
T
T

May

5-10

Trout stockings suspended until October
 
Southeastern Arizona
Kennedy Lake (Tucson)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Stocking suspended for summer
Lakeside Lake (Tucson)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Sahuarita Lake (Sahuarita)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Silverbell Lake (Tucson)
C
C
C
C
C
C
C

 

New Expansion Waters Stocking Schedule:
Lake Name

 

Bonsall Pond (Glendale)
   
Discovery Pond (Gilbert)
FEBRUARY TROUT
Eldorado Pond (Scottsdale)
   
Granada Pond (Phoenix)
APRIL CATFISH
McQueen Pond (Gilbert)
   
Pacana Pond (Maricopa)
JUNE CATFISH
Roadrunner Pond (Phoenix)
  AND BLUEGILL
   
Tempe Town Lake* (Tempe) (Trout only)
OCTOBER CATFISH
Council Ave Pond* (Somerton)
   
Fortuna Lake* (Yuma)
DECEMBER TROUT
Redondo Lake* (Yuma)
   
West Wetlands Pond* (Yuma)
   

*These Lakes and Ponds are stocked with trout according to the Statewide Stocking Schedule (see top of page), not the Community Fishing Program schedule.

 

 

 
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  • 2014 AZ Fishing Regulations
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    [PDF, 9mb]


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