Urban Fishing Regulations
Need-To-Knows In The City
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission specially designates certain municipal lakes as Urban Fishing Program waters. This special designation includes rules and regulations that are unique to these waters.
The following information highlights what are considered some of the key regulations of which anglers fishing these waters should be aware. For more details on general rules and regulations, please refer to the Arizona Fishing Regulations Booklet available at license dealers, department offices, or online.
Licenses can be purchased at any Game and Fish office or at any one of our 340 license dealers or sporting goods stores statewide that sell state fishing and hunting licenses.
Class A (general fishing), Class F (combination hunt and fish), Class I (family fishing), and Class B (four-month fishing) licenses are not valid at designated Urban Fishing Program lakes.
Bag And Size Limits (See urban lakes stockings article on page XX.)
Method Of Take, Use Of Bait
It is a violation to fail to keep all edible portions of the fish in an edible condition or to leave fish to die. This is wasting "game" meat.
It is illegal to transport live fish from a lake or to transfer live fish from one body of water to another. Unauthorized stocking of fish, minnows and crayfish is illegal.
It is a violation to litter. This includes hooks, fishing line, bait containers, etc.
Emily Anderson, Cortez Park credit: Margie Anderson
Toni Demarco, John Anderson, Cortez Park
credit: Margie Anderson