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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.
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:
Reaching more than 11,000 feet in elevation, the White Mountains are the perfect place to fish for bass, catfish, and trout.
Along the Colorado River, head upriver through the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona's West Coast for largemouth bass that weigh in at more than 12 pounds.
At the head of the Grand Canyon, near Page, Lees Ferry is a fly-fishing dream. Reel in rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout from this scenic Colorado River spot.
Arizona Game and Fish's mobile-friendly site, Fish & Boat AZ, provides up-to-date information on individual waters, stocking info, bag limits, fishing forecasts and much more for the anglers out there.
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:
Wild turkeys can be found in several remote regions of north central Arizona, toward 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.