Catfish stockings resume at urban program lakes

It’s time to put some new line on your favorite fishing pole: Feisty 2-pound channel catfish have once again been stocked in the Arizona Game and Fish Department Urban Fishing Program lakes this week.

Each year, urban catfish stockings are suspended during the heat of summer for water quality and temperature concerns. From now through early November, the urban lakes will be stocked every other week with catfish. During November, the waters cool down significantly, and the much-awaited trout stockings will commence at urban lakes.