To conserve, enhance, and restore Arizona's diverse wildlife resources and habitats through aggressive protection and management programs, and to provide wildlife resources and safe watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation for the enjoyment, appreciation, and use by present and future generations.
Shake, Rattle & Troll Outdoors with Don McDowell supports the efforts of the AZGFD and through this website and page will highlight important issues and events for our users.
July 4 -
Salt River Fish Kill Report
Interview with Chris Cantrell and
Don McDowell on SRT Radio
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Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation
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Arizona Game and Fish Department
The high-country summer trout stockings are winding down. In the White Mountains, we’re stocking Fool Hollow Lake (400 13-inch rainbow trout), Show Low Lake – (850 13-inch rainbows), Willow Springs Lake (1,895 rainbows), Woods Canyon Lake (3,060 rainbows), East Fork Black River (1,000 Apache trout), Little Colorado River in Greer (500 Apache trout), Sheeps Crossing (500 Apache trout), and Silver Creek (500 Apache trout).
AZGFD Stocking Program: 8-27-14
Commission approves a dozen amendments to fishing regulations -
Effective Jan. 1, 2014.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently approved 12 amendments to Commission Order 40 (fish regulations) that are expected to conserve sport fish populations and simplify and streamline regulations.
Statewide possession limit to twice the daily bag limit, applying to all statewide and special regulation seasons. The regulation will now give the angler the ability to continue fishing on subsequent days when bag limits are met.
Special regulations have been established for daily bag limits at newly designated Community Fishing Program waters, formally known as Urban Fishing Program waters. Tempe Town Lake will now be included in the Community Fishing Program.
Reduction of the crappie daily bag limit from unlimited to 15 daily at Bartlett and Roosevelt lakes.
All catch-and-release trout waters have been designated as artificial fly and lure only, single barbless hooks.
Artificial fly and lure regulations have been simplified at waters with limited trout harvest to “artificial fly and lure only, two trout daily bag limit.”
Statewide daily bag limit for white amur decreased from unlimited to one with a 30-inch minimum.
A year-round bow-fishing season was approved for Salt River-chain lakes Saguaro, Apache, Canyon and Roosevelt with a special regulation bag limit of five catfish in any combination. This season will end Dec. 31 of 2016, but can be continued upon commission approval.
Department data showed catfish populations in these fisheries are robust in sizes and populations.
A special regulation was designated at Goldwater Lake reducing the daily bag limit to one bass with a minimum length of 13 inches.
Statewide regulation for roundtail chub will be catch-and-release only.
Fishing regulations on the Colorado River from the I-40 Bridge to the southern international boundary with Mexico were consolidated to simplify and make regulations easier to understand.
Special regulations were removed from Home and Wildcat creeks, allowing these fisheries to have general statewide regulations.