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Surprise Community Lake Fishing Guide

Surprise Community Lake, also know as an urban lake, is 5 acres with a maximum depth of 12 feet oasis in the middle of a park, in the Sonoran Desert.

Surprise Lake is home to many different fish species that includes: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Bluegill, Sunfish, Channel Catfish and White Amur. These fish are stocked throughout the year (Fish schedule varies) and no fish are stocked during the months of July and August due to the very high water temperatures.

Urban Fishing Program

A class U Urban Fishing License is required to fish in the pond. Fishing pond is open during park hours only. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Licenses can be purchased from the Arizona Game and Fish Department online or at more than 300 license dealers statewide.

FISH SPECIES

MAX. NUMBER OF FISH PER DAY

Trout 4 (1 for unlicensed child)
Channel Catfish 4
Large Bass 2 (must be 13-inch min. length)
Sunfish / Bluegill 10
White Amur 1 (must be 30-inch min. length)

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

To fish at Sunrise Lake you'll need a fishing license, which is required for anyone who is 10 years and older.

  • Community Fishing License:
    The fishing license will allow you to fish at any designated Community Fishing Program lake is $24.
  • General Fishing License:
    The fishing license will allow you to fish at any designated Community Fishing Program lake; Plus, other waters in the state. $37.
  • Short Term Combo Fishing/Hunting License:
    The fishing license will allow you to fish at any designated Community Fishing Program lake; Plus, other waters in the state. $15/day for residents and $20/day for non-residents.
  • Youth Fishing License:
    The fishing license will allow kids from 10-17 to fish. $5
  • Purchase a License:
    To get your fishing licenses, you can purchase it online at www.AZGFD.com, which is preferred, or at any 300+ outdoor retailers. When you purchase your fishing licenses it's good for 365 days from the date you purchase the license.

Surprise Community Lake Photos

Directions to Surprise Community Park

Surprise Lake is located in the City of Surprise, AZ, on the Surprise Recreation Campus in the north-west Valley, between Bell Road and Greenway on the east side of Bullard Avenue.

Address
15930 N Bullard Ave
Surprise, AZ 85374

Park Hours
6am to 10:00 p.m.

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