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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

Head out to any of the state’s lakes, streams, creeks – and even some urban areas – for a fishing trip to remember. A few of our favorite fishing trips include:

  • The White Mountains
    Reaching more than 11,000 feet in elevation, the White Mountains are the perfect place to fish for bass, catfish and trout.
  • The Imperial Reservoir
    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 like elk, as well as smaller game and waterfowl. Some of the state’s top game include:

  • Elk and Antelope
    Most elk and antelope hunting can be found in Northern and North Central Arizona, near Flagstaff and the Mogollon Rim.
  • 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.

  • Fisher's Landing Resort

    We offer a bar and grill, store, gas dock.  Excellent drying camping; RV hookups with full service boat shop and launch ramps. Fishing, kayaking, jeeping!

  • Hualapai Tribe

    The Hualapai Reservation area offers hunting, fishing, hiking and camping facilities. The hunting expeditions are world renown. Access into the Grand Canyon by car and tours to the western rim of the Grand Canyon and rivers rafting on the Colorado Rive

  • Tempe Town Lake

    Set adjacent to Tempe's Mill Avenue District, Arizona State University and the 2,000 acre Papago Park, Tempe Town Lake embodies a unique vision for the future of the Valley. Town Lake is a regional and national destination, welcoming millions each year

  • Navajo Nation

    Navajo Nation lands extend into the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Navajo Nation operates on Daylight Savings Time from April to October. The rest of Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

  • Bartlett Reservoir

    22 miles east of Carefree.Upper Bartlett Lake, Rattlesnake and South Cove recreation sites provide areas for camping with trailers, picnicking, fishing and boating and are open year-round. Trailers longer than 16 feet are not recommended.

  • Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

    There are few places where one can stand, look at a Saguaro cactus, a cattail stand and a cottonwood tree together. This unique blend of upland desert, marsh, and desert riparian haitat provides for a diverse array of birds, mammals and reptiles.

  • Lake Mead

    Explore more than 700 miles of shoreline at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. With a wealth of activities and a beautiful desert environment, this enormous lake can hold as much as 9 trillion gallons of water – giving you ample opportunity to boat, swim, fish and generally soak up the sunshine.

  • Lake Pleasant

    This newly expanded reservoir offers 114 miles of shoreline perfect for family recreation, as well as convenient amenities including a 10-lane boat ramp and parking for 200 vehicles.

  • Lake Powell

    Glen Canyon Dam, which is a feature of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), impounds Colorado River water to form Lake Powell, one of the most popular and scenic lakes in the world. Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.The Bureau of Reclamation started construction of Glen Canyon Dam in 1956 and Lake Powell started filling on March 13, 1963. In 1980, 17 years after the diversion tunnel gates were closed, Lake Powell filled completely.

  • Lake Powell & Glen Canyon

    One of the most popular lakes in Arizona, Lake Powell is a narrow, 186-mile-long body set amid the deep canyons, rocky outcrops and spectacular scenery of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Formed by one of the world’s highest dams and the waters of the Colorado River, the lake boasts a surface area of 162,700 acres and 1,960 miles of meandering shoreline – making it the perfect destination for fishing, water sports, houseboating and myriad other outdoor activities.

  • Cattail Cove State Park

    Situated along Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove State Park offers countless activities along one of Arizona's most popular lakes. From sun-bathing on the shoreline to bass fishing, you're sure to find an activity that will float your boat.

     

  • Slide Rock State Park

    Part apple orchard, part natural water slide, Slide Rock State Park is a must-see destination when you visit Sedona. For a thrill, shimmy down the rock water slide that cascades into a series of glistening swimming holes, or simply wade in the water and enjoy the century-old irrigation system.

  • Roper Lake State Park

    Replete with natural wonder, Roper Lake State Park is an obvious choice for your next camping vacation. Enjoy five miles of nature trails that wind through desert landscapes and lead to stunning mountain views.

  • Verde River Greenway State Natural Area

    At more than six miles long and nearly 480 acres in total size, the Verde River Greenway is an impressive and beautiful natural wonder. Located high in North Central Arizona, near Cottonwood, the elevation provides a mild climate ideal for summer hiking and other outdoor activities including canoeing and fishing.

  • Becker Lake Wildlife Area

    The Becker Lake Wildlife Area is located in east-central Arizona, within Springerville city limits. Known for a wide variety of waterfowl and shorebirds, as well as wildlife like antelope and prairie dogs, Becker Lake offers plenty of attractions for nature lovers.

  • San Carlos Lake

    San Carlos is one of eight lakes with desert surroundings created by damming rivers in the hills around Phoenix, and like the others it has quite a dramatic setting. Deep blue waters are framed by gaunt, rocky, cactus-speckled mountains – in this case, the foothills of the Gila, Mescal and Santa Teresa ranges.

  • Lake Havasu State Park

    The scenic shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven located near the famous London Bridge of Lake Havasu City.

  • Watson Lake

    Four miles north of downtown Prescott at 3101 N State Route 89, this beautiful park allows access to Watson Lake and the boulders of the Granite Dells.

  • Ahakhav Tribal Preserve

    The Ahakhav Tribal Preserve, located just outside Parker, was established in 1995 and currently consists of 1,253 acres of wilderness area and a 3.5-acre park. The preserve is centered around a reconstructed Colorado River backwater, which offers a variety of activities including fishing, canoeing, birding and swimming.

  • Page Springs National Fish Hatchery

    Nestled among the cool pines of the Coconino National Forest, the Page Springs Fish Hatchery offers a cool retreat from the desert during hot summer months. Families enjoy hiking the nature trail bordering Oak Creek, and kids like visiting the show ponds to see the hatchery's finest and largest trout.

  • Ashurst Lake Complex

    Located around 20 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Ashurst Lake is a great spot to head to fish for rainbow and brook trout or to go canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. A gravel road surrounding the lake makes for the perfect bike path or jogging route.

  • Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex Ft. Apache

    The White Mountains of eastcentral Arizona are home to the Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex. It is located on home lands of the White Mountain Apache Tribe – the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. This hatchery complex exists primarily for trout – and has become very important to an endemic fish, the golden-colored Apache trout.

  • Martinez Lake

    Martinez Lake is located just north of Yuma on the Colorado River. Known for the many species of wildlife that populate the lake year-round, this area is a relaxing retreat perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • Wheatfields Lake Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife

    Wheatfields Lake in Chinle is one of the most popular destinations for fishing, camping, picnics and other outdoor adventures in Navajoland. You can cast your line just a few feet off the road, or you can drive around to the opposite side of the lake and launch your fishing boat near the base of the Chuska Mountains.

  • Tsaile Lake Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife

    Behind Diné College, at the intersection of Navajo Route Seven and the Lukachukai-Window Rock road, Tsaile Lake in Chinle was constructed as a flood control dam at the head of Canyon Del Muerto.

  • Luna Lake

    The Luna Lake Wildlife Area is nestled in the White Mountains, near Springerville, offering a cool, high-elevation escape from desert heat in summer. The area provides opportunities for the whole family, from trout fishing and waterfowl hunting to just plain relaxing.

  • Peña Blanca Lake

    This medium-sized body of water fills 49 acres of Peña Blanca Canyon in the Pajarito Mountain foothills of Nogales. Surrounded by grassy, oak-dotted hills, some of which are topped with bluffs of limestone, Peña Blanca Lake is a popular recreation spot for visitors from both Nogales, Arizona and Mexico, just across the border.

  • Mormon Lake

    Mormon Lake is the largest natural lake in Arizona...sometimes. During droughts, it's frequently not so large, and occasionally even dry. But when it's a lake, which is most of the time, Mormon Lake is an excellent place to fish, boat, windsurf and birdwatch.

  • Lake Mohave

    Lake Mohave is situated on Arizona's West Coast and divides portions of Nevada and Arizona. It is a part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and is located less than 50 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona.

  • Fort Apache Historic Park

    Located in the Fort Apache Historic Park, Nohwike’ Bágowa (House of Our Footprints) is the place to experience Apache history and culture. Housed in a modern facility constructed to reflect a gowa, our traditional holy home, the cultural center and museum is committed to the celebration and perpetuation of the Apache heritage.

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