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Arizona Fish Stocking Schedules - Statewide and Urban
 

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

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Urban Fishing Program Stocking Schedule

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

Stockings in Urban 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 Urban lakes and ponds between June 25 and September 15.


Special regulations apply to the 21 waters in the Urban Fishing Program:

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

Daily bag limit at urban 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  4-9
March
18-23
   April      1-6
April 15-20
April 29 -May 4
May  13-18
May 27 -June 1
June  10-15
Alvord Lake (Cesar Chavez Park) (Phoenix)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Cortez Lake (Phoenix)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Chaparral Lake (Scottsdale)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Desert Breeze Lake (Chandler)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Desert West Lake (Phoenix)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Encanto Lake (Phoenix)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Evelyn Hallman Pond(Tempe)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Kiwanis Lake (Tempe)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Papago Ponds (Phoenix)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Red Mountain Lake (Mesa)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Rio Vista Pond (Peoria)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Riverview Lake (Mesa) Closed for construction until 2014
Steele Indian School Pond (Phoenix)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Surprise Lake (Surprise)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Water Ranch Lake (Gilbert)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Veterans Oasis Lake (Chandler)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
 
Mogollon Rim
Green Valley Lakes (Payson)
T
T
T
T

May

6-11

Trout stockings suspended until October
 
Southeastern Arizona
Kennedy Lake (Tucson)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Lakeside Lake (Tucson)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Sahuarita Lake (Sahuarita)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
Silverbell Lake (Tucson)
T
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
 
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Downloads [More]

Fishing &
Reptile/ Amphibian Regulations

  • 2014 AZ Fishing Regulations
    [PDF, 7mb]


  • 2014 Urban Fishing Guidebook
    [PDF, 9mb]


  • 2013 Amphibian and Reptile Regulations [PDF]



  • Arizona Residency Requirements
    [PDF]
 

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