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Fishing Expo 2014
Saturday, Nov. 15
8 - 11 a.m.
Eldorado Park

Eldorado Park will be showcasing their new lake that is now stocked by AZ Game & Fish. There will be a raffle and prizes, vendor booths, a food truck and more! The lake will be freshly stocked with new trout for this special occasion.

fishing01Chaparral Lake and Eldorado's North Lake are stocked by AZ Game & Fish throughout the year.  During the cooler months, October to March, the lake is stocked twice each month with trout (11 to 14 inches each--bag limit 4 fish).  During the warmer months, April to July and September to October, the lake is stocked twice each month with catfish (1.5 to 2 pounds each--bag limit 4 fish).  There are also periodic stockings of sunfish (4 to 9 inches each--bag limit 10 fish) throughout the year.  Stockings cease in late July to early September due to excessive temperatures.

Fishing Fee and License

At Chaparral Lake and Eldorado North Lakes: Anyone age 9 or under does not need an urban fishing license; anyone 10 and up must have one of the following licenses:

  • Community Fishing
  • General Fishing
  • Youth Combination Hunt and Fish (ages 10-17)
  • Combination Hunt and Fish (18 and over)
Effective January 1, 2014, the Game and Fish Department's license menu shrank to a simple list of five fishing options, including the Community Fishing license. All extra privileges and stamps have been bundled into the General fishing license creating value and new opportunity. Licenses can be purchased at AZ Game & Fishthis site is not part of the City of Scottsdale web site or sporting good stores, or call (602) 942-3000.

 

Boating

Boating is only permitted at Chaparral Lake and McKellips Lake.  Boating refers to canoes, row boats (including kayaks), boats with electric motors and sailboats; no inflatable rafts or gas-powered boats.   There must be a US Coast Guard Approved floatation device nearby and there must be 1 per person in the boat although it does not necessarily have to be worn. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the individual park directly or call Parks & Recreation at 480-312-PARK (7275).

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