Catfish returning to Community Fish Program Waters!
The spring species switch-over is set to take place this month. Those of you who have been waiting for Mr. Whiskers won’t have to wait much longer. Grab your fishing poles and give it a shot. Our plan is to have the trucks rolling through our core waters March 23rd. Try using some baits like anchovies, shrimp, herring, sardines, worms, chicken livers, or other prepared baits. We can’t guarantee the fish will bite coming straight off the truck, but the weather alone is worth wetting a line. Although it’s not “for sure” yet, we’re planning an early “bonus” stocking of catfish into our Expansion waters during the last week of March. Stay tuned for more details.
Another thing to note from the past weekend is Golden Algae was confirmed at Cortez Park. There were a few fish that died, but it has not been a huge die-off. Threadfin shad was the most affected, but all species had individuals perish. As water temperatures rise into the 70’s, the Golden Algae blooms will decrease however.