Arizona Game and Fish Department proposes new fishing regulations
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is proposing fishing regulation changes and inviting the public to review and comment.
AZGFD will host and webcast a public forum on proposed fishing regulations changes Monday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on July 30 at department headquarters (Quail Room), 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. The public may also go to any regional office and make comments and discuss the proposed changes.
The webcast can be viewed at https://livestream.com/azgameandfish. The topic of discussion will focus exclusively on proposed fishing regulation changes by AZGFD.
Recommendations can be submitted in-person at the public forum, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Aquatic Wildlife Branch, c/o Andy Clark, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ, 85086.
Please include your first and last name to ensure a response during the forum. AZGFD will be accepting comments through Aug. 31.
The changes are also scheduled to be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its Sept. 21-22 meeting. The public is welcome to attend and address the commission on these proposals.
The proposed changes are:
- Open Fish Creek in Greenlee County, and tributaries Corduroy Creek and Double Cienega Creek, to fishing.
- Close Chase Creek (Gila County) to fishing.
- Designate new Community Fishing Program waters/regulations: Fain Lake, Yavapai Lakes in Urban Forest Park (Prescott Valley), Mansel Carter Oasis Lake (Queen Creek), Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex Pond in Yuma.
- Change bag limits for bass at Arivaca Lake and Pena Blanca Lake to a statewide daily bag.
- Change bag limits at Maricopa Lake (Youngtown) to a statewide daily bag.
See the full details of the rationale behind each regulation.