Arizona Game and Fish Commission specially
designates certain municipal lakes as Community
Fishing Program waters. This special designation
includes rules and regulations that are unique
to these waters. The following information
highlights what are considered some of the
key regulations anglers fishing these waters
should be aware of.
For more details on general rules and regulations, please refer to the
Arizona Fishing Regulations Booklet available at license dealers, department
offices, or online.
All persons 10 years or older, while fishing
in Arizona, must have on their person a current
Arizona fishing license. Community Fishing Program
waters require one of the following license
types (other types are not valid).
Type for Designated Urban Lakes
10 - 17
||Youth Combo - Hunting/ Fishing
|Age 18 and over
Combo Hunting/ Fishing
Short Term Combo Hunting/ Fishing
70 and over
||Class P (Pioneer)
free if AZ resident 25 years
Other valid licenses include disabled veteran complimentary license and
youth-group two-day fishing license.
Licenses can be purchased at any Game and
Fish office, any one of our 340 license
dealers or sporting goods stores statewide
that sells state fishing and hunting licenses, or online through the website.
and Size Limits
various species including bluegill,
redear, green, and hybrid
* Bag limit = what you catch and keep in one day. Possession limit = Same
limit as the daily bag limit. This includes the total fish you have; like
those in your home freezer plus those on your stringer or in your ice chest
of take, use of bait
- All new fishing and combo licenses allow the angler to fish with two poles or lines simultaneously. In no case are more than two poles allowed to be used at the same time.
- Anglers may have no more than two hooks, or one artificial lure with more than one hook attached, or two artificial flies or lures, attached to the same pole.
- No snagging or use of seine nets, cast nets or dip nets to capture sport fish.
rules and regulations vary by city and
are identified on signage at each park.
fishing, Game and Fish laws require
you to attend your line, that is, stay
near your fishing pole at all times.
If you need to leave, even for a short
period, simply reel your line in and
remove your bait from the water.
- When fishing, the
hook, fly or lure must be used in such
a manner that the fish voluntarily attempt
to take it in their mouths.
- It is a violation
to fail to keep all edible portions
of the fish in an edible condition or
to leave fish to die. This is wasting
- It is illegal to
transport live fish from a lake or to
transfer live fish from one body of
water to another. Unauthorized stocking
of fish, minnows and crayfish is illegal.
is a violation to litter. This includes
hooks, fishing line, bait containers,