Arizona Urban Fishing Program

If you love to fish but just can’t find the time to leave town, the Fish and Game Department in partnership with the local Parks and Recreation Departments may have solution.  It is a nationally recognized program where 21 local Urban Fishing Program lakes and ponds in 11 Arizona cities are stocked with trout, catfish and sunfish. The thought behind this is if people can’t get out of town to fish, we will bring fish into town for the people.

 Find an Urban Fishing Lake or Pond near you

Urban Ponds and Lakes

Some of the many reasons you may choose to participate in the Arizona Urban Fishing Program include the fact that the lakes are stocked intensively with catfish, trout and sunfish. The lakes and parks are well maintained and the fish are safe to eat.  More than $640,000 is spent annually to purchase the fish from growers and transport them to the designated lakes. Catfish and sunfish are delivered to Urban Fishing Program waters from Arkansas-based fish suppliers. Trout are delivered by fish contractors in Colorado.  Click on the map to the left to see the cities where program lakes are located. Many of these lakes that are frequently stocked with catchable fish can be found in 8 Phoenix area cities such as Surprise, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, and Peoria.

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Some of the Rules and Regulations

Urban Fishing Program - Water RanchIs a license required? Yes, anglers 14 and over require a special urban fishing license. A completed program overview and rules can be found by clicking on 2013 Urban Fishing Program Guidebook. For urban lakes, the daily bag and possession limit is 4 trout, 4 catfish, 2 largemouth bass of 13 inches or more, 10 sunfish, and one white amur of 30  inches or more. Each lake will have a sign that reminds anglers of the limits for each species.

In case you are wondering the Urban Fishing Program is a self-supporting, user-pay, user-benefit  program. It is a cooperative partnership between the department and 11 statewide cities.  It is financed by the sale of Urban Fishing Licenses, sport Fish Restoration Program federal funds, and annual fees from the  city parks and recreation departments.  No state Chandler  Veterans Oasis Parktax dollars are used.  72% of the budget is allocated to purchasing and stocking, 20% for support personnel and 8% to outreach and other expenses.

This unique program offers a convenient way to enjoy fishing close to home, a much more efficient option when you can’t find the time to head north to more traditional fishing locations.   If you’d like to  know of homes near these Urban Fishing Lakes and Ponds, please click on e-mail homes near Urban Fishing locations and describe which area.

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$747,000 :: 1814 E LAKECREST Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,320 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,988 sq ft
Added: 04/26/18, Last Updated: 04/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5757045
Community: CRYSTAL SHORES AMD LOT 1-82 TR
Tract: CRYSTAL SHORES AMD LOT 1-82 TR
Status: Active




Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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$325,000 :: 1425 W CORAL REEF Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,967 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,742 sq ft
Added: 04/26/18, Last Updated: 04/26/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5756946
Community: The Islands
Tract: The Islands
Status: Active


Spectacular waterfront TH (3 bed/2.5 bath) in Gilbert's lake community, The Islands. You'll love the soaring ceilings in LR w gorgeous stacked stone fireplace. Entertain guests in DR overlooking water or step outside to extended brick paver patio & dock area. Kitchen features updated cabinets, granite, tile backsplash & stainless steel appliances. Large laundry room/pantry located off kitchen. Convenient half bath downstairs. Upstairs features master retreat w vaulted ceiling & patio doors to balcony overlooking water--perfect for capturing Arizona sunsets. Updated master bath w double sinks & soaking tub. Two more bedrooms upstairs & updated guest bath. HOA maintains landscaping & community pool. Perfect full-time or ''lock & leave'' 2nd home. You'll love living in The Islands!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$800,000 :: 1825 E MONARCH BAY Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,140 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,761 sq ft
Added: 04/23/18, Last Updated: 04/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5755855
Community: CRYSTAL SHORES AT VAL VISTA LA
Tract: CRYSTAL SHORES AT VAL VISTA LA
Status: Active


Must see this beautiful and updated home with dramatic vaulted ceilings on the 'big' lake in the much sought after community of Val Vista Lakes*Enter to living room and separate dining room*Island kitchen has been remodeled with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, beautiful cabinets, walk in pantry and eating area*Family room has marble gas fireplace*Luxury master suite boasts remodeled bathroom with double head shower,Jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and closet organizers*Fabulous yard has outdoor kitchen with sink, bar and grill, *Beautiful pebble tec pool and separate spa with new heater*High pressure mister systems on downstairs patio and upstairs deck*Val Vista Lakes community includes 4 lakes, a swimming lagoon, junior Olympic pool, Jacuzzi*The clubhouse includes cardio room,

Listed with Penfield Properties


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$335,000 :: 687 S Sahuaro Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,299 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 03/22/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5740548
Community: LAGO ESTANCIA
Tract: LAGO ESTANCIA
Status: Active


Rare waterfront property! Beautiful, spacious home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, large loft. 3 car garage. Beautiful pool. Exterior painted Dec 2013. Just a couple miles away from Downtown Gilbert and all it has to offer.

Listed with Geneva Real Estate and Investments


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$330,000 :: 229 E VAUGHN Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,678 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5755125
Community: STONEBRIDGE LAKES MANOR LOT 1-
Tract: STONEBRIDGE LAKES MANOR LOT 1-
Status: Active


Water front home within walking/biking distance to Downtown Gilbert. Bike path leads directly to dining, shopping and entertainment.Tons of living space in this cozy home, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. The amazing outdoor space offers peaceful waterfront views plus you can paddle boat around the lake ( yes the boat comes with) Kayaking is allowed as well as catch and release. This home allows for an amazing resort lifestyle.The guest bedrooms create a private wing with a separate entrance and a shared bathroom. So many possibilities! Two community pools with hot tubs both on the water. One pool is heated.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$755,000 :: 1520 E TREASURE COVE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,446 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,988 sq ft
Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5754636
Community: Val Vista Lakes WEST LAKE ESTA
Tract: Val Vista Lakes WEST LAKE ESTA
Status: Active


Highly desirable single level custom waterfront home in West Lake Estates*Beautiful entrance with private gated courtyard and front water fountain *Separate guest detached mother-in-law suite or used for private Home office*Large master suite with separate outdoor exit*Huge master closet*Separate tub and shower*Large open and bright custom kitchen with gorgeous views of the lake*Kitchen island*Travertine countertops*Family room with 2 sided gas fireplace with breath taking views of the lake*Split floor*Wonderful backyard for entertaining family and friends with full length patio*Built-in barbecue*Pebble tech pool*Boat dock for private boat*This is a must see*Don't forget about the use of the Val Vista Lakes Club house with beach pool area, swimming pool, gym, tennis and so much more

Listed with Elite Desert Realty, LLC


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$489,000 :: 433 S LAKE MIRAGE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,593 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 04/06/18, Last Updated: 04/06/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5747954
Community: LAKE MIRAGE LOT 1-38 TR A-I
Tract: LAKE MIRAGE LOT 1-38 TR A-I
Status: Active


One of the most incredible view lots in The Islands with soaring ceilings and windows to appreciate the one-of-a-kind long lake view in multiple directions. This beautiful home comes with designer kitchen, granite countertops, travertine flooring, and upgraded finishes thought. Two masters, one up and one downstairs equipped with two vanities. Relax outside while enjoying the tranquil water or enjoy an active lifestyle community with restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Exterior includes built in dock, entertaining fridge, and second story patio with views galore.

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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$494,999 :: 542 N MONDEL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,913 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 01/29/18, Last Updated: 04/05/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5715811
Community: PLAYA DEL REY AMENDED
Tract: PLAYA DEL REY AMENDED
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/5/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


WOW! Honey stop the car, this is a great location close to schools, parks & shopping. A highly desirable area with a ski lake. This home is on the water with a fountain you can see from all your rear facing windows. 4 bedroom with one bedroom downstairs & a full bath downstairs, formal living & dining, Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops open to the great room,3 bedrooms upstairs & loft, tile in all the right spots. Huge covered patio with barbecue great views to enjoy all year long. 2 car garage with cabinets, new water heater & dishwasher and fresh paint. Seller is offering a $5000.00 flooring allowance with accepted offer. Truly a must see, it won't last long.

Listed with Southwest Mountain Realty, LLC


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$444,888 :: 1345 W CLEAR SPRING Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,643 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 04/04/18, Last Updated: 04/04/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5746489
Community: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Tract: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Status: Active


There is only one gated waterfront community in The Islands, and this fully updated home is located there. Welcome to The Falls where you can lock your door and leave because the HOA covers front and rear landscaping and exterior painting every seven years. From the moment you arrive at this beautiful waterfall community home you will love the curb appeal. The covered entry invites you into a grand foyer with a beautiful staircase and soaring ceilings. As you gaze across the giant family room you will be instantly drawn to your amazing water view. The oversized patio beckons you for relaxing evenings taking in your view of one of three community lakes. Take a cruise on a pontoon from your own private boat dock

Listed with The Beshk Group, Inc.


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$925,000 :: 1125 N DATE PALM Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 4,458 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,068 sq ft
Added: 09/14/17, Last Updated: 04/04/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5660217
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/4/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


Absolutely stunning semi-custom home in the Lakeside neighborhood in Val Vista Lakes where homes are going up to over $250/sqft. This completely remodeled home features the absolute best lake views that Val Vista Lakes has to offer, a professionally designed putting and pitching green, top of the line artificial grass backyard, stunning 12 person spa and pebble sheen pool that is wrapped with Marbella stone on the pool deck, built in gas and charcoal grills, amazing outdoor gas fire pit that overlooks the lake and pop-out tv for enjoying a game while sitting in the pool or on the patio. Inside you will fine a custom gourmet kitchen with double edge eco-quartz countertops, travertine tile and hardwood floors, plantation shutters and tinted and reflective windows for privacy and efficiency.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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