Arizona Fishing License

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Of course you must have a valid Arizona Fishing License if you plan to do any fishing here. Perhaps you had never considered fishing in Arizona because this great state is famously known as a desert state and also for the Grand Canyon. But, when you take a closer look you will find a lot of diverse fishing opportunities. Arizona Game and Fish has put together a great interactive map which allows you to identify specific options to fish across the entire state. Click on this link - it is amazing! Interactive Where To Fish Map - Arizona

Arizona: Did You Know?

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  • Arizona features access to the two largest man made lakes in the US: Lake Powell, formed by Glen Canyon Dam and straddling both Utah and Arizona, and also Lake Mead formed by the Hoover Dam and in both Nevada and Arizona. Both of these lakes are formed by the Colorado River Flowage.
  • Lake Powell Marina Lake Powell Marina

  • AZGFD (Arizona Game and Fish Department) aggressively manages statewide fisheries to insure an abundant future of fishing for their state.
  • Lake Roosevelt Arizona Lake Roosevelt

  • Arizona features 1500 miles of coldwater streams and rivers and about 80 lakes that have either native or stocked trout. In addition, the AZGFD manages an additional 355,000 acres of waters from ponds to large reservoirs.
  • The Apache Trout, native to Arizona is the state fish for Arizona. Apache Trout - State Fish Click on this great link within the AZGFD to read about this unique sport fish. Having colors similar to a golden and brown trout, but its own species.
  • Arizona features 5 hatcheries, many of which work diligently to preserve their native species including the Apache Trout: Bubbling Ponds, Canyon Creek, Page Springs, Silver Creek, and Tonto Creek. Read more about these hatcheries and possible tours at: Arizona Fish Hatcheries
  • Zebra and Quagga Mussels Clean, Drain, and Dry

  • Arizona, like most states has regulations in place to prevent the spread of both Zebra and Quagga Mussels. A nationwide problem, these little critters can block and cause damage to pipes, plumbing and motors. "Clean, Drain, and Dry" is a familiar phrase that you must listen to and heed. Read more in the Arizona Fishing Rules and Regulations
  • Arizona Fishing Regulations Rules and Regulations

    If you are 14 years of age or older you are required to obtain a valid Arizona fishing license whether a resident or non-resident if you want to fish public waters in Arizona. All fishing regulations are covered in the Regulation PDF file on line at the AZGFD.

Click on this link to view the entire licensing program for Arizona Hunting and Fishing: AZ Fishing License OnLine Following is a partial list of available licenses just to provide a snapshot of what is available.

License Type
Resident
Non-Resident
General Fishing Annual
$25.50
$70.25
Urban Fishing Annual
$18.50
$18.50
One Day Fishing
$16.25
$17.25
Five Day Fishing
N/A
$32.00
Four Month Fishing
N/A
$39.75
Trout Stamp
$15.75
$57.75
This table does not list all Arizona fishing licenses that are available, rather provides just a snapshot overview, please click on the License Link to the AZGFD Arizona Fishing License OnLine

Arizona State Records - Inland Waters

Species
Size
Date
Location
Largemouth
16lbs 7 oz 28 in
Canyon Lake
4/1997
Smallmouth
7 lbs .96 oz 22.75 in
Roosevelt Lake
3/1988
Striped Bass
29 lbs 13.76 oz 45.25 in
Lake Pleasant
7/2010
White Bass
4 lb 11.7oz 19.5 in
Upper L.Pleasant
4/1972
Blue Gill
3 lb 15.68oz 15.75 in
Goldwater Lake
5/2004
Channel Cat
32 lb 4 oz 38.75 in
Parker Canyon L.
4/1987
Flathead Cat
71 lb 10.24oz 53 in
San Carlos L.
1959
Black Crappie
4lb 10 oz
San Carlos L.
1959
White Crappie
3 lb 5.28 oz 16.75 in
Lake Pleasant
2/1982
Arctic Grayling
1 lb 9.76oz 14.65in
Lee Valley L.
7/1995
Northern Pike
32 lb 5.6 oz 49 in
Ashurst Lake
11/2004
Tilapia
7lb 8.8 oz 20 in
Saguaro Lake
3/2002
Apache Trout
5lb 15.5 oz 24 in
Hurricane Lake
6/1993
Brook Trout
4 lb 15.2 oz 20.5 in
Sunrise Lake
6/1995
Cutthroat Trout
6lb 5 oz 22.3 in
Luna Lake
10/1976
Gila Trout
3lb 5.6 oz 19.25 in
Frye Mesa Res.
2/2011
Rainbow Trout
15 lb 9.12 oz 32.5 in
Willow Springs L.
9/2006
Walleye
16 lb 1.76 oz 31 in
Show Low L.
11/2002
White Amur
47 lb 1.6oz 46.5in
Encanto Park L.
7/2002

For a complete and up-to-date listing of all Arizona Fish Records please click on the following link: Arizona State Records Get your Arizona Fishing License on line today and try your luck at breaking one of these state records.

Arizona State River, Contour, Elevation Map

One final resource for Arizona is this web link to show you an aerial view of the contours, rivers and large lakes in Alabama. Arizona Maps and Contours.