The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it has a new “tackle-box tool that can unlock about any fishing excursion in the state.”
Fish & Boat AZ has fishing reports and forecasts, information on stocking, bag limits, marina locations, pump-out stations, license dealers, fishing docks, life jacket loaner stations, certified fish scales and door-to-ramp driving directions to waters statewide.
Areas covered by Fish & Boat AZ include central Arizona, north and southwest sections of the Colorado River, the Mogollon Rim, north central Arizona, southeast Arizona and the White Mountains.
The site also offers educational videos for new anglers, including a How to Fish series.
“This is a significant upgrade to the previous Fish & Boat AZ map,” said AZGFD statewide sportfish program manager Andy Clark. “Take a quick look around at this map and you’ll see it’s one of the most valuable resources any Arizona angler can have at their fingertips.”
The Mogollon Rim section lists information on Bear Canyon, Black Canyon, Chevelon Canyon and Knoll lakes, Willow Springs (one of the largest and most popular lakes on the Mogollon Rim), Woods Canyon Lake, Long Tom Tank and C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir. Also included is Green Valley Park lake.
The White Mountain section lists information on Becker Lake Wildlife Area, Big Lake (considered one of the White Mountains’ best fishing lakes), Bunch Reservoir, Carnero Lake, Concho Lake, Crescent Lake, Fool Hollow Lake, Hulsey Lake, Lee Valley Lake, Luna Lake, Lyman Lake State Park, Nelson Reservoir, Rainbow Lake, River Reservoir, Scott Reservoir, Show Low Lake, Tunnel Reservoir, and Woodland Lake.
If you have a location in mind, you can filter locations by species, watercraft regulations and more.
Fishing licenses are now available for purchase online at https://fishaz.azgfd.com/license-info/
Resident licenses include: General Fishing for $37; Hunt/Fish Combo for $57; and Youth (ages 10-17) Hunt/Fish Combo for $5. All are valid for one year from the date of purchase.