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  • Kiwanis Lake is an urban lake in Tempe at 5500 S Mill Ave open from 6:00 to 12:00 midnight. The rules for this lake are as follows from the Arizona Game and Fish Urban Fishing Program: Swimming, wading, glass containers and littering are prohibited. A permit is required to drink beer in the park. All other alcoholic beverages are prohibited. City of Tempe annual boating permit required (call (480) 350-5200). Must have proper floatation devices on board. Gas and electric motors prohibited. Boating permitted only between sunrise and sunset.

    Daily Bag and Possession Limits; 4 catfish,4 trout,2 bass (13 inch minimum) 10 sunfish, 1 white amur (30 inch minimum) Statewide limits apply to all other species.

    Amenities: Boating, Group Ramadas, Playground, Sports Fields, Recreation Center with Wave Pool, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonal)

    For more information visit the City of Tempe web site.
  • Phone Numbers for more information::
    Tempe Parks and Recreation Department (480) 350-5200
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    fishing open from 6:00 to 12:00 pm
    Road Conditions:
    Paved
    Land Ownership:
    City of Tempe
    Ranger Station/District:
    No
    Elevation:
    The elevation at Kiwanis Lake is 1,100ft
    Max Surface Acres:
    13
    River Lake Impounds:
    None
    Average Depth:
    8ft
    Bag Limit:
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits; 4 catfish,4 trout,2 bass (13 inch minimum) 10 sunfish, 1 white amur (30 inch minimum) Statewide limits apply to all other species.
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    No gas motors. Must get a permit to use a boat on Kiwanis Lake (see opening paragraph for details)
    Boats to Rent:
    Yes
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    No
    Barrier free Access:
    No
    Trailer Spaces:
    No
    Electricity:
    No
    Launching Area:
    Yes
    Water Skiing:
    No
    Cleaning Stations:
    No
    Marinas:
    No
  • Kiwanis Lake is located on the southwest corner of Baseline and Mill at 2200 S Mill Ave

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  1. HookedAZ
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    Craig S.: I'd been going to Kiwanis Lake to fish for the last stocking for a change of scenery and for its ease of getting around as I have a spinal injury.

    My third trip (Jan. 18) I fished for about 6 hours in different spots/seats etc. to try and stay comfortable throughout the day. I'd seen 12 3-ish pounders already taken and who knows how many others I didn't. I was about to rap up yesterday (Jan. 17) around 4 o'clock and just as I picked up the rod I got the hit! At first, I thought I had hooked a cat. It was pulling good and stayed down.

    There was an easy 25-plus yards of line out. My poles all have 6-pound line with slider weights and small treble with PowerBait (salmon eggs) on one and the other had a crawler with a tiny white PowerBait ball to look like mouse tail. After about 10 minutes I got to see it and "Wow." I felt so good and reinvigorated after landing it as this is the biggest trout I've ever had.

    I have a Berkeley scale and it was 3.4 pounds on it. Caught Jan. 18 around 4:40 p.m. Best I've felt in a few weeks and today I'm still feeling better than average. - azgfd weekend roundup