Open Statewide Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2022
Before you fish any body of water, be certain to review the General Statewide Regulations and the Special Regulations for the area you intend to fish. Anglers are responsible for knowing what regulations apply to the body of water they are fishing. See azgfd.gov for up-to-date information including any changes.
DAILY BAG LIMITS
The following are the legal fish and general daily bag limits that apply to all fishing waters statewide. These regulations apply statewide unless site specific Special Regulations apply to that body of water. Statewide includes all state and federal refuges, parks and monuments; open areas do not include any area closed to hunting, fishing, or trapping under A.R.S. sections 17-303 and 17-304 or Commission rules R12-4-321, R12-4-801, R12-4-802, and R12-4-803.
|LEGAL FISH||DAILY BAG LIMITS|
|Trout (includes rainbow, cutthroat, brown, brook, tiger, Gila and Apache trout; grayling)||4 Any combination|
|Bass (including largemouth and smallmouth)||6 Any combination|
|Northern Pike||Unlimited Immediate kill or release|
|Catfish (including channel and flathead)||10 Any combination|
|Crappie (white and black)||Unlimited|
|White Amur (grass carp) minimum size 30 inches||1|
|Roundtail Chub||Catch and release only|
|Sunfishes (includes bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish and hybrid sunfish)||Unlimited|
|All Other Species (except protected native fish): including, but not limited to, white bass, yellow bass, carp, suckers, buffalofish, bullhead, yellow perch and tilapia||Unlimited|
COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM WATERS DAILY BAG LIMITS
|Bass minimum size 13 inches||2||1|
|Sunfish (various species including bluegill, redear, green and hybrid)||10||5|
|White amur (grass carp) minimum size 30 inches||1||1|
STATEWIDE POSSESSION LIMITS
Statewide possession limits are twice (2x) the daily bag limit for each species, unless a different possession limit is specified by water. “Possession limit” means the maximum limit, in number or amount of fish, which may be possessed at one time by any one person.