A truckload of 15,000 bluegills will be delivered to all Phoenix and Tucson Urban Fishing Program waters during the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 3. Bluegills are fun to catch for anglers of all ages and will bite all day long. The best baits are mealworms or small pieces of night crawlers. Use lighter tackle, smaller hooks in the size 10-12 range, and small bobbers for the best bites. Daily bag limits for bluegill and other sunfish are 10 fish per person at Urban Lakes and 5 fish per day at Urban Ponds.

The Fall 2012 (October through December) stocking schedule for Urban Fishing Program waters is available. Just visit http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/documents/12Oct-Dec.pdf to find out the stocking information for your favorite urban lake or pond!

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