Where to Find the Best Fishing in Arizona: Cast Your Line

Arizona has diverse fishing opportunities, from community fishing ponds to reservoirs, rivers and trout lakes. Whether you’re a novice or a pro angler, discover where to fish by accessing information on the best fishing spots and stocking schedules. This way, you can cast your line and create unforgettable fishing memories.

fish stocking reports

The statewide stocking schedule link below includes all waters receiving catchable-sized trout from Arizona Game and Fish hatcheries.

popular waters for fishing in arizona

AZGFD’s program can stock sportfish in 186 individual sites in selected rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, ponds and stock tanks in the state.

community lake fishing

Interested in bagging prized trout, catfish, bass and other species close to home? Check out our Community Fishing Program at a community fishing lake near you.

fish & boat map

Explore the lakes in Arizona to find the best fishing spots for beginners and experts alike.

tournament fishing

Fishing Tournament popularity has exploded in recent years. And why not! It’s a great place to meet friends, have some friendly competition doing something many love to do, and maybe even win some money.

reservoir fish habitat locations

The Arizona Game and Fish Department installs several different types of habitat structures in reservoirs throughout the state to help anglers find fish throughout the year.

lake water and boat ramp levels

Make sure the water is just right!

Want to Go Fishing around the State?

Find ways to experience fishing all over the state, including community waters.

buy your fishing license

If you need a fishing license, a combo hunt & fish license, or a short-term license, read about them here.

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find a community lake to fish

There are 50+ community lakes in Arizona. Make a memory fishing with the family!

lake locations

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