The best pond fishing is found in the heart of Phoenix, and in the outer suburbs of Chandler, and Tempe. While these ponds are small they tend to be the best fished since they do not get much foot traffic as compared to many of the surrounding urban lakes. A valid fishing license is required to fish at these ponds, and rangers do enforce them so have it handy at all time. Ponds have recently begun to be stocked in greater number in response to the new and improved community fishing program. I for one have noticed a difference, the amount of fish being stocked has increased dramatically.