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Here’s the latest stocking report:

Rainbow trout

4/17 Oak Creek
4/17 Frances Short Pond
4/17 Mingus Lake
4/17 Ashurst Lake
4/17 Canyon Creek
4/17 Chevelon Canyon Lake
4/17 Salt River
4/18 Green Valley Lake 2
4/18 Green Valley Lake 1
4/18 Green Valley Lake 3
4/19 Goldwater Lake (Upper)
4/19 Concho Lake
4/19 Bear Canyon Lake
4/19 Rainbow Lake
4/19 Fool Hollow Lake
4/19 Haigler Creek
4/19 Christopher Creek
4/19 Tonto Creek
4/20 Ashurst Lake
4/20 East Verde River
4/20 Tonto Creek

Largemouth bass and sunfish

Wednesday, April 12 — “Core” Community waters, including Water Ranch in Gilbert, and  NOT Cortez Lake, which is not being stocked indefinitely due to poor water quality.

Channel catfish

Thursday, April 20

Kennedy Lake
Silverbell Park Lake
Copper Sky Lake
Veteran’s Oasis Lake
Water Ranch Lake
Red Mountain Lake
Riverview Lake
Chaparral Park Lake
Stone Dam Lake
Kiwanis Park Lake
Desert Breeze Lake
Evelyn Hallman Pond
Papago Ponds 1
Papago Ponds 2
Papago Ponds 3
Alvord Park Lake
Desert West Lake
Encanto Park Lake
Steele Indian School
Pioneer Lake
Rio Vista Pond
Surprise Lake


Brook trout

Tuesday, April 4 — Lynx Lake, Fain Lake.


Monday, March 27 — Eldorado Lake, Papago Ponds, Steele Indian School, Encanto Lake, Roadrunner Lake, Ashurst Lake.

See the statewide and community stocking schedules.

155 thoughts on “STOCKING REPORTS”

  1. Are there no longer community fishing at the lake(s) by the Graham County Fair and Racing grounds in Safford? I am very new to fishing and I had been told there was community fishing there. I just took a look with Google Earth and it looks to be there to me.

    1. Hi Steve! Now right now–but I’m not sure if maybe there was one in the past. Sometimes cities maintain their own lakes without our help … maybe that’s the case in Safford?

  2. Hi, i saw the new fishing regulations but i have a question with the page 24, this one talk about pena blanca lake “Pena Blanca Lake The limit is 4 bass, minimum size 13 inches, the limit is 4 catfish in any combination. ” but the page 45 says “Pena Blanca Lake : Largemouth Bass ADEQ recommends that the public not consume this species.” so my question is what it means page 24 with bag limit?, can i consume this fish or not?

    1. Hi Louis. You can absolutely keep 4 bass as stated and it’s also your call whether you’d like to adhere to ADEQ’s suggestion on consuming the bass.

    1. Hi, Gary. Wish I could say for sure. It is scheduled to be stocked, but slight chance the weather could change things. If I find out for sure by the end of today I will let you know!

    1. Hey Gary: I have not confirmed it’s been stocked (I am not allowed to) but I’d bet it’s been stocked by now and is worth fishing this weekend…those waters are stocked by noon on Saturdays.

    1. Hi, Esteban! Unfortunately not. Repairs have been completed, but our truck came through just before repairs ended. It IS scheduled to be stocked next week, though. Those fish last week went to Pioneer Lake, by the way.

  3. Are catfish gonna be stocked in Parker Canyon this Thursday? Plus how’s the report at Parker canyon right now? What’s biting the most? What do I use? Which part should I fish? Do I need a boat or can I fish the shore?

  4. Is it still in the works to stock White Horse with bass and bluegill and catfish this year I remember reading a report saying that the water was too warm for trout stocking but it was going to become a warm water fishery

  5. With the sunfish and bass stocking next week. Where are the fish coming from? I kow the were planting Rosavelt with a Florida strain bass. Is this going to be the same for the community fishing ponds as well? Like at Desart Breese? Kiwanis?

  6. Did they stock the crappie in Alvord Lake?
    Also it would be helpful if on Sunday you would list lakes and ponds that were not stocked.
    Thank You

  7. Hello, Whats going on with the East verde river in parson area?.. seems they have it dammed off, its completely dry on the lower portions by whispering pines area.

  8. When’s the next stocking of channel catfish in the Prescott area? And are they eve putting catfish back in fain lake?

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