Category: Fisheries Management

Learn how Arizona Game and Fish biologist manage the sport fisheries throughout Arizona.

Colorado river fishing report: below Davis Dam

Eight year old Ethan, visiting from North Dakota is showing off his stringer of plump Rainbow Trout. Ethan was fishing in the Rotary Park area using Power-bait. The second picture are local anglers Mike and Jim, the pair were using Berkley crappie jigs. Remember the limit is 5 Trout below...

Colorado River fishing report: Below Davis Dam

Trout are still being caught in the Rotary Park area even with the stocking locations upriver several miles. Mark, Tait and Mvzzaffar caught a nice stringer of trout with a couple in the 16-15 inches range. The trio were using night crawlers fishing from shore in the Rotary Park area....

Colorado River fishing report: Below Davis Dam

Robert brought one of his trout he caught while using Powerbait from shore in the Community Park area. Night crawlers, Powerbait, and spinner baits are doing well for the trout. There are reports of folks using crappie jigs and being successful. Remember, the limit for trout is 5 from Davis...

Topock Marsh fishing report

Dennis and his fishing buddy Jasper were successful at Topock Marsh recently, the large Channel Catfish weighed in at 6.5 lbs. and was 24¼ inches. Dennis was using chicken liver fished from his boat. Another angler he talked to said anchovies were working also.

AZGFD expects continued good fishing at Mittry Lake

Our Yuma Region Fisheries Program conducted an annual electrofishing survey of Mittry Lake on the nights of Nov. 20 and 21.  These annual surveys are performed to gather data on relative abundance, size, growth of fish, and to detect any large scale changes in the fish population.   A total...

Colorado River fishing report: Below Davis Dam

Alan caught these stripers by the dam fishing from shore. The largest striper weighed in at 3.66 pounds at 22 inches. These fish aren’t giants but they are great for the BBQ. Trout are biting throughout the upper end, especially closer to the dam.

Surveys show healthy bass in Imperial Division Backwaters

Our Region 4 IV Fisheries Program conducted an annual electrofishing survey of the backwaters of the Imperial Division of the Colorado Riveron Nov. 14-16.  These annual surveys are performed to gather data on relative abundance, size, growth of fish, and to detect any large scale changes in the fish population....