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AZGFD Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes Featured

Arizona Game and Fish Department July 28, 2020 415

Arizona Game and Fish Department proposes changes to fishing regulations for 2021 and 2022

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  • AZ Game & Fish is proposing amendments to Commission Order 40 for calendar years 2021 and 2022
  • AZGFD will host a Facebook Live presentation on August 6 at 6:30 PM
  • The proposed amendments will include seasonal angling closures, seasonal harvests, bait restriction regulations
  • The proposed amendments also change statewide daily bag limits for trout to 4

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is proposing amendments to Commission Order 40 (sport fishing bag and possession Limits, special regulations, and specific closures) for calendar years 2021 and  2022. The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed changes.

AZGFD will host a Facebook Live presentation on Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed changes. 

Comments or suggestions can be submitted until 5 p.m., Aug. 28, either by:

  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Or, by mail to:

​​​​​​​Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn: Fisheries Branch, c/o Andy Clark
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086

The amendments are scheduled to be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its Sept. 25-26 meeting. 

In summary, the proposed amendments are:

  • Change regulations on the East Fork Little Colorado River upstream of Colter Dam to include a seasonal angling closure.
  • Open Lee Valley Creek to angling.
  • Change angling regulations on Burro Creek to include a seasonal angling closure.
  • Change angling regulations on Thompson Creek to include a seasonal angling closure.
  • Change angling regulations on the Upper West Fork Black River to include a seasonal angling closure.
  • Open Grapevine Creek to angling including a seasonal angling closure.
  • Open Dude Creek to angling including a seasonal angling closure.
  • Create seasonal harvest, and bait restriction regulations on River Reservoir.
  • Create seasonal harvest, and bait restriction regulations on Little Colorado River (Greer) upstream of River Reservoir to the confluence of the East and West Forks Little Colorado River.
  • Change the statewide daily bag limit for trout to 4.
  • Restore the statewide daily bag limit for trout at CC Cragin Reservoir, Knoll Lake, and Nelson Reservoir. 

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See the full proposed amendments.

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