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Pena Blanca Lake update: Rainbow Trout stockings to resume

Good news for anglers in Southern Arizona!  Recent water quality surveys at Pena Blanca Lake show that conditions have improved and the Department will begin stocking rainbow trout again this week.  The next scheduled delivery will be Wednesday January 24th. For future stocking dates check here: 2018 Winter Stocking Schedule.

Catching fish, keeping cool in Arizona: some tips

If you’re the type of angler who likes sweat-soaked, year-round fishing opportunities in Arizona, here’s a some simple tips to catch fish, stay safe — and keep cool: Go early or go late. Don’t go at all (is that an option?) Drink water every 15-20 minutes. Drink something with electrolytes...

Top-5 AZ family camping and fishing spots for August

Family fishing and camping during summers in Arizona can produce some of the best memories life can spawn. What makes for good camping and fishing during triple-digit months of desert sweat? Escaping to the high country for a ton of stocked or self-sustaining fish, quality camping amenities, and scenery that’s...

Catch smiles at AZGFD Expo Kids Fishing Area

When bluegill bite and rod tips bounce, the kids’ facial expressions range from shock and excitement to joy and laughter. The Kids Fishing Area at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, presented by Shikar Safari Club International, is one of the event’s most popular booths. See video of the action...