Az Game & Fish

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:

​​​​​​​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. 

You can read all the proposed changes at the Arizona Game & Fish website.

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