We’ll share more details soon. Our local angler Isaias Gonzales was fishing from shore using anchovies near the end of Yale and landed a nice 7.16-pound striper, 27-3/8 inches. They are usually much smaller. Those viewing via video teleconference wanting to speak to the commission on specific agenda items can call 602 962-8790 and follow the prompts to say your name, where you are calling from, and the agenda item you wish to speak about. Don Martin recently caught a 32.8-pound striper using this technique. Bluegills are biting on mealworms and earthworms fished about 18 to 24 inches under a bobber. What are the chances of opening the daily newspaper and finding a photo of your father fishing 49 years ago? Francis Short PondNo report. This first video discusses fishing equipment for beginners. Members of the public may view the meeting from any Department regional office or headquarters via video teleconference. Stocked with 53,000 trout so far this year. For a meeting agenda, visit, The proposed amendments went through a public comment period that ended Aug. 28. PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA January 10, 2020 A public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held on January 24, 2020 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85086, as authorized by A.R.S. Commission Meeting Notices/Agendas Archive 2018 Meeting Notices/Agendas-Dec. 7 agenda, Revision 2-Nov. 2-3 agenda, workshop-Sept. 21 agenda Revision 2-Aug. 3 agenda, Revision 1-June 21 agenda, Telephonic meeting-June 8 agenda Revision 2-May 5 agenda, workshop-May 4 agenda Revision 1-April 6-7 agenda Revision 1-March 9 agenda Revision 1 In support of the Commission’s obligations, the Director, as chief administrative officer, provides general supervision and control of all Department functions and activities. The meetings will start each day at 8:00AM. Simply visit. Members of the public may view the meeting from any Department regional office or headquarters via video teleconference. To see the fall 2020 fishing forecast for major public water bodies in the respective regions, visit https://www.azgfd.com/fishing/forecast/. Emiliano B. recently landed this huge cafish. The topwater bite is on too! Our local angler Isaias Gonzales was fishing from shore using anchovies near the end of Yale and landed a nice 7.16-pound striper, 27-3/8 inches. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is launching a pilot program, and we want to hear from you! Search for boils from Black Rock & Calif. Bay north to the river entrance. PHOENIX — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at AZGFD headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. Genevieve F. fished with her family and caught two bass at Granite Reef. There was a big concentration of brown trout in the shallows near the county park on the opposite side of the lake from the Forest Service boat ramp. We caught a lot of bluegill during our sampling along with quite a few bass. Smallmouth bass are keeping anglers busy! A few boils randomly early and late. The Commission is composed of five members appointed by the Governor pursuant to ARS 38-211. Lake MohaveAnglers are doing well for stripers near the dam and telephone cove. The campground is open. AZGFD hosted public meetings Jun 29, 2009 ... which will be presented to the commission for approval at its Sept. 11—12 meeting in Phoenix. Walleye are being caught by boat anglers and folks on the dam. One of the crew caught a large bluegill fly-fishing while we were waiting for it to get dark enough to sample the lake. The topwater bite is on too! That means after Jan. 1 , the dealers will transmit to AZGFD the full value of the license for each sale and the dealers will retain the convenience fee, if any. The pond is still too warm for trout, so this week’s trout stocking was canceled. During our sampling, the majority of the trout we caught were in the shallow areas near the inflow area of the lake. Striped bass action is decent and observant anglers can find boils of stripers chasing shad in the morning and late afternoon. AZGFD has a video series for beginners. The AZGFD Commission presented the MSA with a Commission Commendation of Achievement during a meeting at Payson’s Quality Inn on Dec. 4. I currently shoot a 4-pin slider set up for 20,30,40,50-100 I got a new bow and am getting a new site for it so I can keep my current set-up as a back-up. The public may attend the meeting in person but the number of people allowed in the meeting facility will be limited based on social distancing requirements. Meeting minutes of previous meetings. Trolling with an umbrella rig has been working the best. Commissioners’ Forum – Commission’s stance on various issues affecting wildlife conservation. Commissioners serve five-year terms. This is "AZGFD Commission Meeting" by Arizona Game and Fish Department on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Looks like the best place to catch trout right now is in the shallows in the evening. I did get a report of an angler catching decent-sized bluegill on the lake on worms under a bobber. Poppers, Sammys, and Buzzbaits are working well for both smallmouth and largemouth over gravel flats and submerged weedbeds in the morning and late afternoon. The campground is open. Greer/White Mountains area- East Fork of the Black River (stocked 9/3 with rainbow trout), - West Fork Little Colorado River (Greer) (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), - West Fork Little Colorado River (Sheeps Crossing) (stocked 9/1 with rainbow trout), - Silver Creek (stocked 9/6 with rainbow trout), - Fool Hollow Lake (stocked 8/25 with rainbow trout), - Show Low Creek (stocked 9/9 with rainbow trout), Payson/Mogollon Rim area- Bear Canyon Lake (stocked 8/26 with rainbow trout), - Canyon Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout)- East Verde River (stocked 8/27 with Gila trout), - Haigler Creek (stocked 8/27 with rainbow trout), - Tonto Creek (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout)- Willow Springs Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout; stocked 9/8 with rainbow trout)- Woods Canyon Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout), - Ashurst Lake (stocked 9/8 with rainbow trout, 9/3 with brown trout), Williams area- Dogtown Lake (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Kaibab Lake (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout), Cottonwood/Verde Valley area- Oak Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Mingus Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), Prescott area- Fain Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), - Goldwater Lake (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout)- Lynx Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), Catfish stockings in some Community Fishing Program waters to start in mid September. According to the campground host, folks fishing off of the points and deeper areas of the lake are catching trout on garlic PowerBait on the bottom. Fishing is one of those activities. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will consider approval of proposed amendments to Commission Order 40 (sport fishing bag and possession limits, special regulations, and specific closures) for calendar years 2021 and 2022 at its Sept. 25 meeting. The public can watch the meeting on the web at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam or listen to the meeting by calling 404 397-1516, access code: 280 046 234##. Kaibab LakeThe lake is full. Si gustas recibir parte de nuestro Reporte de Pesca en español - o si tienes ideas de cómo podríamos servir mejor a la comunidad hispanohablante - envíale un correo a. . This first, Our audience is growing and we want to ensure we’re serving our diverse community. Crappie jigs or worms work for crappie and bluegill in the shallow area on the east side. AZGFD has a video series for beginners. - East Fork of the Black River (stocked 9/3 with rainbow trout), - Bear Canyon Lake (stocked 8/26 with rainbow trout), - Canyon Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - East Verde River (stocked 8/27 with Gila trout), - Tonto Creek (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout), - Willow Springs Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout; stocked 9/8 with rainbow trout), - Woods Canyon Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout), - Dogtown Lake (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Oak Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Fain Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), - Goldwater Lake (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout), - Lynx Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), Are you or someone you know interested in fishing but don’t know where to start? They are running mostly in the 1- to 3-pound range, but now and again we get a nice surprise. The AZGFD Commission Appointment Recommendation Board forwarded the names of Goughnour and Headington to the … Stocked with trout last week (has been stocked with 38,000 rainbow trout since March). One little boy was very surprised when a huge largemouth bass ate the worm he was using to catch bluegill. Questions or comments on these recommendations, prior to the Commission meeting, may be submitted by email to azhuntguidelines@azgfd.gov, or by contacting … Kurt R. Davis – Phoenix § 17-2010). Commission to consider proposed amendments to fishing regulations at its Sept. 25 meeting. Schedule of commission meetings. Both issues have been discussed extensively in the forum, but if you want to provide input to the commission directly, I suggest you attend the meeting this Saturday in Payson. Todd G. Geiler – Prescott. The channel catfish bite is excellent right now and numerous cats are being caught on cut mackerel or squid off deeper points and coves in 15 to 35 feet of water. During our sampling we caught a lot of nice-sized crappie and bluegill in the shallow area of the lake. Report courtesy of Wayne Gustaveson at www.wayneswords.com. Im considering getting a 5-pin fixed sight and going 30,40,50,60,70. The public can watch the meeting on the web at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam or listen to the meeting by calling 404 397-1516, access code: 280 046 234##. PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA REVISION #1 January 11, 2017 A public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held on January 13, 2017 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix 85086, … Próximamente te proveeremos más detalles. He started using chartreuse PowerBait, but was also catching fish on other colors. Try anchoring in around 40 feet and put out your submersible lights. For a meeting agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission, select the Commission agenda link, then select the Sept. 25 agenda. Lance S. caught this nice largemouth at Arivaca Lake a few weeks ago. The Department is recommending several amendments for the 2021 hunts to better manage elk in flexible management and minimal occurrence zones in Game Management Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 3B, 4A and 4B. The surface action was short, only a half hour or so, but very rewarding when they finally surfaced. They are running mostly in the 1- to 3-pound range, but now and again we get a nice surprise. It’s easy to do online. The water temperature had been holding in the 80s but is now 76. Jim Strogen receives the AZGFD Commission Commendation on Friday morning during the AZGFD Commission meeting at Quality Inn in Payson. A webcast on Aug. 6 discussed the changes (starts about 35 seconds into the video). With the understanding that private lands, particularly working landscapes, are a vital The […] See the Community Fishing Program stocking schedule. The proposed changes went through a public comment period in August. Channel catfish were last stocked in August. A. Anglers are doing well for stripers near the dam and telephone cove. Próximamente te proveeremos más detalles. Community Fishing Program core lakes in the Phoenix/Maricopa area, Tucson/Sahuarita area, and Yuma area are scheduled to resume biweekly catfish stockings in mid September. Nice job!. DAY TWO OF TWO: The Commission will attend the Annual Commission Awards Banquet, the Commission will socialize with its constituents and recognize the award winners. Try throwing Smoke Sparkle or Green Pumpkin Hula grubs rigged on a 3/8-ounce football jig fished around rocky points and gravel shorelines in 6 to 15 feet of water. The campground is open. The trout were deep, so they used rainbow and lime twist PowerBait about 4 feet off the bottom. It has been growing in popularity during the pandemic, and there are still many places to go where you can enjoy time with family and practice safe social distancing. They were not dependable each day but when it was about time to give up, they would surface again. The Commission makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving, and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of the citizens of Arizona. Lower Lake MaryNot a lot of water left. Smallmouth bass are keeping anglers busy! The monthly AZGFD Commission Meeting will be held in Payson at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino on June 8 & 9. Stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout. Commission agenda for upcoming meetings. September 2020Arizona Game and Fish Department, Fall 2020 fishing forecast is now available. The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be at 8 a.m. Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, at AZGFD headquarters. Report courtesy of John Galbraith of Bass Tackle Master via AZ State Parks. Need your fishing license or hunt/fish combo license? Crappie jigs or worms work for crappie and bluegill in the shallow area on the east side. We caught a lot of nice bluegill during our sampling. The campground is open. No report. The AZGFD Commission meeting is being broadcast live today! Standard catfish offerings like hot dogs, nightcrawlers, uncooked shrimp, and prepared dough baits were working well for fish on the bottom. Through a federal excise tax paid by manufacturers on fishing gear and motorboat fuels, it provides grant funds for fishery conservation, boating access, and aquatic education. Commission on Service and Volunteerism- December Meeting (Virtual) Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism : Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 1:30pm: COVID-19 Task Force Meeting - 12.16.20 Arizona State Board of Pharmacy : Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 2:30pm: Arizona Industrial Development Authority Board Meeting They were not dependable each day but when it was about time to give up, they would surface again. Our audience is growing and we want to ensure we’re serving our diverse community. Good fishing reported last week for bluegill and catfish near camp. Trolling super spooks, sassy shads and white or chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps is currently your best bet. No report. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are going after various plastics and some of the spinner baits. The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. AZGFD has identified the best locations for anglers this winter: Colorado River below Davis Dam . You can fill your ice chest with small stripers. For more photos (including new photos each day), visit the Fish AZ Facebook Group. Welcome to the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s site for viewing live Webcasts of public meetings of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Lures and flies are working for folks fishing from boats. Colorado River - Below Davis DamThe striper bite along the shores of the Colorado River below the Davis Dam has been very productive. We’re not sure where in Arizona Jenny T. took this photo, but that face shows pure happiness! The law also eliminates the 5 percent commission that dealers currently deduct and keep from sales of licenses, tags or stamps. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will consider approval of proposed amendments to Commission Order 40 (sport fishing bag and possession limits, special regulations, and specific closures) for calendar years 2021 and 2022 at its Sept. 25 meeting. Upcoming AZGFD Commission meeting in Payson The monthly AZGFD Commission Meeting will be held in Payson at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino on June 8 & 9. The lake is full. Monica shared the surprising news with the FishAZ Facebook community, saying “My dad would’ve been 24 years old when this article ran, so it was like a gift to him today!”. Attend the AZGF Commission Appointment Recommendation Board Meeting on November 15, 2017 PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will interview four candidates for the governor’s appointment to fill a 2018 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Under the provisions of the Arizona Revised Statutes 17-231, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission establishes policy for the management, preservation, and harvest of wildlife. Striped bass action is decent and observant anglers can find boils of stripers chasing shad in the morning and late afternoon. The Commission approved the 2021 elk and population management hunts and permit numbers in December 2019 as part of a two-year hunt recommendation package. That’s exactly what happened to FishAZ member Monica Horton’s father! AZGFD . For each edition of the Fishing Report, we'll select some photos and reports submitted by members of the angling public either through the Fish AZ Facebook Group, or through the bfishing@azgfd.gov email address. For more information, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/strategic_plan.shtml. Commission awards. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person or view Lures and flies are working for folks fishing from boats. The surface action was short, only a half hour or so, but very rewarding when they finally surfaced. Most of the trout seemed to be concentrated near the dam. Striped bass can easily be caught under crappie lights at night. The pond is still too warm for trout, so this week’s trout stocking was canceled. Hopefully the temperatures will drop soon so we can begin stocking here. Santa Fe LakeClosed because of fire danger. If you’d like to see a section of our monthly Fishing Report in Spanish -- or if you have ideas about how we can better engage with our Spanish-speaking community -- please email dcaverohann@azgfd.gov. Try using a swivel and barrel sinker so the fish don't feel resistance when they pick up the bait. Fishing jumps in popularity during pandemic. Don’t get your hopes up, though. in Williams. During our sampling we caught a lot of nice-sized crappie and bluegill in the shallow area of the lake. View the commission meeting live The proposed amendments went through a public comment period that ended Aug. 28. The campground is open. Each commissioner serves a five-year term, staggered. Ashurst LakeRoad is open. Trolling with an umbrella rig has been working the best. Daily air temperature before that had been in the 100s, with low air temperature in the 80s. A public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held on August 7, 2020 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, Arizona We sampled Whitehorse in August. Walleye are being caught by boat anglers and folks on the dam. If you’d like to see a section of our monthly Fishing Report in Spanish -- or if you have ideas about how we can better engage with our Spanish-speaking community -- please email, Nuestra audiencia está creciendo y queremos asegurarnos de servir a nuestra diversa comunidad; motivo por el que el Departamento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de Arizona está lanzando un programa piloto y ¡queremos escuchar de ti! The meetings will start each day at 8:00AM. You’ll learn about what you need to get started, including rods, reels, bait and more. When the school went deep, more fish hit spoons when the school showed up on the graph. Are you or someone you know interested in fishing but don’t know where to start? No more than three may be from the same political party. Remember, your purchase of a fishing or hunt/fish combo license helps conserve all species of fish and wildlife and provides funding that goes back into fishing opportunities. Considering that the bass were stocked in 2018, that was a surprise. According to the campground host, folks fishing off of the points and deeper areas of the lake are catching trout on garlic PowerBait on the bottom. No report on fishing. We caught both rainbow trout and brown trout in that area, with one brown trout that weighed about 2 pounds. Bass fishing has been slow, but a few anglers are picking up fish with small crankbaits fished near structure. Hopefully the temperatures will drop soon so we can begin stocking here. The standard plastic grubs and Ned rigs continued to entice bass. When the school went deep, more fish hit spoons when the school showed up on the graph. Many important topics related to Rim Country hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities will be addressed during this meeting. He released it, but not before weighing it - about 72 pounds! Trout stockings, which resumed in the fall, will continue through March. Below is a news release from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Stocked with trout last week (has been stocked with 38,000 rainbow trout since March). The Commission approved the 2021 elk and population management hunts and permit numbers in December 2019 as part of a two-year hunt recommendation package. Ashurst was stocked with brown trout two weeks ago and rainbow trout last week. Smallmouth bass were cooperative in 20-40 feet of water off rocky slopes and ledges next to deep water. PHOENIX — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel at 235 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. The standard plastic grubs and Ned rigs continued to entice bass. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted to approve the proposed amendments to Commission Order 40 (sport fishing bag and possession limits, special regulations, and specific closures) for calendar years 2021 and 2022 at its Sept. 25 meeting in Greer, Ariz. Proud of his catch at Kaibab Lake, Tomy Jr. Yellowhair shared this picture with the FishAZ group. Upper Lake MarySome pike are being caught in the shallows. Each year one of the five commissioners’ terms expires and a person is appointed to take that place. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AZGFD’s programs or activities, including its employment practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the Director’s Office, 5000 W. 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