Hundreds of anglers, many with families, welcomed rainbow trout back for the winter stocking season at Tempe Town Lake Tuesday afternoon with a bang.
Or more like a countdown … and an explosion of trout and water through an Arizona Game and Fish Department stocking truck from our Page Springs Hatchery.
Check it out:
Free, and fun, family fishing
Families and community members came and watched trout being stocked — Tempe mayor Mark Mitchell even helped some kids stock a few fish:
Then the free fishing clinic ensued. See all upcoming fishing clinics.
The event ended as the sun broke through the Tempe skyline and kids went home with smiles and memories of flopping fish.
Trout stockings in AZ
Tuesday’s event was the first of five monthly Arizona Game and Fish scheduled trout stockings. There already were abundant populations of bass, bluegill, catfish and carp.
We’ll stock a total of about 10,000 pounds of trout into Town Lake during the winter.
Also, to get a license, and to help conserve wildlife for future generations, head online, 24/7.