Ready to Catch a Little Fame and Glory?
Whether you’re new to angling or a seasoned pro, the fishing challenges provide opportunities to pursue and catch your “big fish” and have it posted on our website. Find your challenge, see how to enter, and explore the official rules.
Fishing Challenges Offered by AZGFD
Bass anglers: The Arizona Hawg Bass Challenge
Arizona is home to great largemouth bass fishing! The Arizona Game and Fish Department works to provide great opportunities for anglers to catch huge largemouth bass all over the state.
Catfish chasers: Our Arizona Fat Cat Challenge
Arizona is home to fantastic large flathead and channel catfish fishing! The Arizona Game and Fish Department works to provide great opportunities for anglers to catch huge flathead and channel catfish (catfish) all over Arizona.
Trout anglers: Arizona Trout Challenge
Arizona’s Trout Challenge Program was developed to encourage anglers to learn more about fishing opportunities in the state. Arizona Game and Fish Department manages many waters statewide to provide anglers the opportunity to catch several different species of trout, including two found only in the Southwest, Gila Trout and Apache Trout.
Want to Go Fishing around the State?
Find ways to experience fishing all over the state, including community waters.