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FISH AZ, I DO

 


AZGFD Fishing Blog - "All Fishing, All the Time!"


 

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BUY A LICENSE HOT SPOTS MUST HAVE INFO

SAVE MONEY WITH A
FISH/ HUNT COMBO LICENSE

Start catching a memory today. Licenses can be purchased online, at Game and Fish offices, or at more than 300 license dealers statewide.

Consider a combination fishing and hunting license, which includes the trout stamp. A combo license opens the door to nearly four months of cast-and-blast recreation.

WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
& TIPS

The weekly report includes current weather conditions, moon phases, as well as field reports from anglers providing first-hand reports on what you can expect.

STOCKINGS, LAKE LEVELS
& MORE

Improve your odds before you go, by knowing what the water levels are, where the fish were last stocked, and what types of fish you can catch in Arizona.


FREE BUMPER STICKERS

Pick up the latest "FISH AZ, I DO" bumper sticker from your local Game and Fish office and display your badge of honor proudly. Department offices are in Phoenix, Mesa, Flagstaff, Pinetop, Kingman, Yuma and Tucson.

REGULATION BOOKLETS, RESOURCES & OTHER INFORMATION

New! - ARIZONA'S OFFICIAL FISHING GUIDE — 181 Top Fishing Spots, Directions & Tips

Published by Arizona Highways in conjunction with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, this new book is for fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels, including Arizona residents and out-of-state visitors, who want to explore Arizona's rivers, streams and lakes to catch fish and enjoy the outdoors. 336 pages with maps, photos,directions and tips. $29.95

2014 ARIZONA FISHING REGULATIONS:

This "must have" booklet gives you all the information you need for fishing in Arizona. Many rules vary by water for limits, allowable baits, motor use, and more, so be sure to keep it in your tackle box. You'll also find a fish identification section, rigging tips, maps, and license requirements.

Available at the Game and Fish office, or at more than 300+ license dealers statewide.

  • 2014 Arizona Fishing Regulations [PDF, 7mb]

2014 COMMUNITY FISHING GUIDEBOOK:

This booklet is specifically for the designated Community Fishing Program waters. These urban lakes are intensively stocked from 20-24 times per year with trout, catfish and sunfish. Anglers age 10 and older are required to have a license.

Major features of the Community Guidebook include a stocking calendar; regulations; water locations, maps and amenities; fishing tips; and a fishing equipment checklist showing you what you need to get started.

Updated! ARIZONA FISHIN' HOLES:

The long-awaited, freshly modernized “Arizona Fishin’ Holes” booklet is hot off the presses.

The whole booklet is quicker and easier to use than ever before. There are GPS coordinates for each lake, up-to-date resource telephone numbers, and even Internet addresses so you can easily find the latest fishing information, even as you travel to your favorite fishery. 54 pages. $8.

SPACESPACESPACE

STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS - IT'S THE LAW:

  • CLEAN - the hull of your boat, remove all plant and animal material.
  • DRAIN - the water from the boat, livewell and the lower unit.
  • DRY - the boat, fishing gear, and equipment.

Quagga mussels were first found in Arizona in Lake Mead in January of 2007. These prolific invaders damage pumps, equipment, and our water ecosystems. The following waters are known to have invasive quagga/zebra mussels:

  • Lake Pleasant
  • Lake Mead
  • Lake Mohave
  • Lake Havasu
  • Lower Colorado River below Havasu

BOATING SAFETY:

Visit our section on boating recreation for information on:

  • Watercraft registration
  • Boating safety education classes
  • Life jacket requirements

Learn more about safe boating in Arizona.

ETHICAL OUTDOORSMAN RECOGNITION:

This program provides outdoorsmen and women the opportunity to recognize their peers for responsibile stewardship of Arizona's public and private lands, ethical behavior in the outdoors, or selfless acts of sportsmanship.

Fishing recreation produces $1.3 billion in economic benefit annually to the state of Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department does not receive general funds from the State of Arizona.

Most Game and Fish funding results from "user-pay user-benefit" sources of funding, including the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, stamps and tags. Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds are derived from a federal excise tax on some types of hunting, shooting, fishing equipment and watercraft fuels. Learn more about how you fund and benefit from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program.

Economic Impact of recreational fishing

 

 

 
 
 

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