Anglers, both novice and experienced, will take to the lake at Copper Sky for the city’s annual Family Fishing Day.
The 14th annual event begins at 8 a.m. on Jan. 13. Participants can register online or onsite the morning of the event at 7. Fishing licenses are not required for participants.
The five-acre lake will be stocked with bass, catfish, rainbow trout, bluegill and white amur.
Each participant can keep up to four fish, said Niesha Whitman, City of Maricopa events and marketing coordinator.
As in previous years, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will provide fishing clinics and the city will issue “loaner” fishing kits with a rod, reel and bait to each participant. A fishing pole can also be purchased for $5.
The city will offer a barbecue lunch for participants at the event. The meal consists of a hot dog or pulled pork, cupcake, potato chips and a drink for $5.
One dollar can also buy children a goodie bag filled with prizes, Whitman said.
IF YOU GO
What: Maricopa Family Fishing Day
Where: Copper Sky Regional Park
When: Jan. 13, 8 a.m.
This story appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.