Sedona, Arizona

Fishing & Hunting

Diverse wildlife and varied habitats make Arizona an extraordinary destination for hunters and anglers of all types – from fly-fishing aficionados to avid elk hunters.


Fishing in Arizona

Cast a line at one of Arizona’s many lakes, streams, or creeks – and even some urban areas – for a fishing trip to remember. A few popular fishing spots include:

  • White Mountains
    Reaching more than 11,000 feet in elevation, the White Mountains are the perfect place to fish for bass, catfish, and trout.

  • Imperial Reservoir
    Along the Colorado River, head upriver through the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge on Arizona’s West Coast for largemouth bass that weigh in at more than 12 pounds.

  • Lees Ferry
    At the head of the Grand Canyon, near Page, Arizona, Lees Ferry is a fly-fishing dream. Reel in rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout from this scenic Colorado River spot.


Hunting in Arizona

Arizona’s diverse hunting options include larger game such as elk, as well as smaller game and waterfowl. Some of the state’s top game include:

  • Javelina
    These swine-like creatures, also known as the collared peccary, can be hunted throughout Central and Southern Arizona.

  • Turkey
    Wild turkeys can be found in several remote regions of North Central Arizona, on the eastern side of the state.


For more species information, as well as seasons, permits and other regulations, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website.


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