Catching catfish at Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek

The 48-acre Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 E. Appleby Road in Queen Creek, includes the town’s first fishing lake. The 5-acre lake is part of Arizona Game and Fish Department’s community fishing program.

Michael Espinoza has been catching catfish at the lake, his mother, Marisela Espinoza said in an e-mail.

“I wanted to share these awesome pictures of my son, Michael, taking full advantage of the new lake over the past few weeks,” she said in the-mail.

“He has always loved fishing, but living here in Queen Creek his fishing had to be ‘scheduled trips’ as we would have to make travel plans but now it’s just a quick drive away. He and his dad have been fishing weekly and recently started to take friends along too. They have reeled in some big catfish each trip,” she said.

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