Community Fishing Bulletin: Feb. 17 – March 2

New Expansion Waters Stocked With Trout

Eight of the new waters added to the Community Fishing Program on Jan. 1 received their first trout stocking this month. Fish averaged one-half pound each with some whoppers up to 5 pounds.

The ponds are located in the cities of Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale and the City of Maricopa just south of the valley. For details and locations of these new waters pick up a copy of the 2014 Community Fishing Program Guidebook or download the pdf version.

International Sportsmen’s Expo February 20-23

The annual International Sportsmen’s Expo is coming to the University of Phoenix football stadium! The event runs from Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 23. Bring the kids to the youth fair with a catch-and-release fishing pond, archery and shooting range, and check out the sport and fishing boats available from local dealers. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults and free for kids under 16, plus parking is free. For more information check out their website

SPOTLIGHT ON: Chaparral Park

Chaparral Park was the first park to join the CFP back in 1983, when the program was still in the pilot phase. This beautiful park in Scottsdale has a 10-acre lake with plenty of great spots for anglers to relax and get in some fishing time. Lots of huge shade trees and picnic tables, barbeque grills, a playground, swimming pool and even a dog park (north of the lake) are some of the great amenities at this park. You can even fish from your boat on this lake. Remember that feeding wildlife within this city park is a class two misdemeanor, so enjoy the wildlife but please keep them wild.

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