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Arizona Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
June 19 2024


Arizona Fishing Areas


Arizona offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the Southwest region of the United States. The state boasts several popular angling destinations, including Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, and the Colorado River. These locations are home to a variety of fish species, including bass, trout, catfish, and panfish.

The best time to fish in Arizona varies by season, with spring and fall typically offering the most productive fishing conditions. During these seasons, temperatures average around 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer can provide excellent fishing opportunities but can be challenging due to the hot and dry weather conditions. Winter fishing can be productive as well, especially for trout, but anglers should prepare for colder temperatures.

When it comes to bait and lures, Arizona anglers should consider using a variety of options based on the fish species they are targeting. Artificial lures such as spinnerbaits and crankbaits can be effective for bass, while live bait such as worms and minnows can be useful for catfish and panfish. Fly fishing is also popular in Arizona, especially for trout.

Interesting facts about fishing in Arizona include the state's special regulations for certain fish species, such as slot limits for bass and catch-and-release only rules for certain trout species. Additionally, Arizona is home to the state fish, the Apache trout, which can only be found in certain areas of the state. Overall, anglers in Arizona can enjoy a range of fishing opportunities throughout the year.

Location State Fish Habitat
Aker Lake Fishing Site
Arizona
Ashurst Lake
Arizona
Bartlett Reservoir
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Big Lake Dam Parking Fishing Site
Arizona
Bignotti Picnic Site
Arizona
Black Canyon Fishing Site
Arizona
Bright Angel Creek
Arizona Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Bunch Reservoir
Arizona
Canyon Creek
Arizona
Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery
Arizona
Cherry Creek
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Cholla Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Coconino Lake
Arizona Rainbow Trout, Northern Pikeminnow
Concho Lake
Arizona Rainbow Trout
Crescent Lake Point Area Fishing Site
Arizona
Dead Horse Tank
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Deadman Creek
Arizona
Dogtown Reservoir
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
East Clear Creek
Arizona Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Eds Pond
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout
Encanto Park
Arizona
Ferguson Lake
Arizona Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Fivemile Wash
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Fools Hollow Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Northern Pikeminnow
Frye Mesa Reservoir Lakes
Arizona
Granite Basin Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Horsethief Boating Site / Day Use Area
Arizona
Horsethief Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Horton Creek
Arizona
Hulsey Lake Fishing Site
Arizona
Jd Dam
Arizona
Jd Dam Lake
Arizona Rainbow Trout
Lake Pleasant
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Lee Valley Reservoir
Arizona Arctic Grayling, Apache Trout
Little Colorado River
Arizona Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Apache Trout
Long Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Northern Pikeminnow
Lower Goldwater Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Lower Lake Mary
Arizona Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Luna Lake
Arizona Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout
Lyman Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Walleye
Marshall Lake
Arizona
Mclellan Reservoir
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Northern Pikeminnow
Mingus Lake Day Use / Fishing Site
Arizona
Nelson Reservoir
Arizona Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
North Canyon Creek
Arizona Apache Trout
Oak Creek
Arizona
Parker Canyon Lake
Arizona
Pena Blanca Lake
Arizona
Perkins Tank
Arizona
Picacho Reservoir
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Prairie Lane Fishing Site
Arizona
Queen Creek
Arizona Albacore
Riggs Flat Lake
Arizona
River Reservoir South Fishing Site
Arizona
Rose Canyon Lake
Arizona
Russell Tank
Arizona Albacore
San Francisco River
Arizona
Sheeps Crossing Fishing Site
Arizona
Silver Bell Tailings Pond
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Skidmore Day Use Fishing Site
Arizona
Soldier Annex Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Walleye, Northern Pikeminnow
Soldier Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Walleye, Northern Pikeminnow
Soldier / Long Lakes
Arizona
South Cove
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
South Fork Deadman Creek
Arizona Apache Trout
Stoneman Lake
Arizona
Theodore Roosevelt Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Upper Goldwater Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Upper Lake Mary
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Yellow Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Walleye, Northern Pikeminnow
Wahweap Bay
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout
West Clear Creek
Arizona Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
West Fork Oak Creek
Arizona Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Western Canal
Arizona Grass Carp, Channel Catfish
White Horse Lake
Arizona Rainbow Trout
Willow Lake
Arizona Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Rainbow Trout
Woods Canyon Lake
Arizona Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

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