Arizona Revised Statutes 17-101 A1: Angling means the taking of fish by one line and not to exceed two hooks, by one line and one artificial lure.... [ more ]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - B.A.S.S., upon the recommendation of its Bassmaster Elite Series Rules Committee, has amended its tournament rules to limit anglers competing in the Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series to the use of a single lure during practice and competition.... [ more ]

Angler Joe Ford's chance discovery has re-energized the conservation spirit in bass anglers across the country. B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott first tapped into that extraordinary force 40 years ago, when he introduced catch-and-release to bass tournaments. Conservation-minded anglers quickly incorporated the practice into recreational fishing and, within a few years, it became standard procedure for fishermen worldwide.  Will what Ford found in the stomach of a 10-pound largemouth spawn the second great stewardship campaign for which bass anglers become the standard bearers? That remains to be seen....[ more ]

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is holding its annual meeting in Anchorage this week to decide on quotas and regulatory changes, as well as the dates for the upcoming season. People involved in the halibut fishing industry - from charter boat owners, to big commercial operators were at the meeting Tuesday to find out how their business will be affected....[ more ]

During the event gathering, Chris Cantrell of the Mesa AZGFD Office in region VI reviewed the progress of this project that included the fiberglass casting used to make these Fish Furniture Habitats.

Thus far, Fish Furniture has been placed only in Tempe Town Lake as a test project, but plans call for dropping 30 of the long-lasting concrete structures in Saguaro Lake...Chris Cantrell.
Fish Furniture Update

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Chris Cantrell of the Mesa AZGFD Office in region VI reviewed the progress of this project that included the fiberglass casting used to make these Fish Furniture Habitat

NEWS RELEASE - December 1, 2008
Rory Aikens (602) 236-7214
AGFD Public Information Officer

New regulations for boaters go into effect!

KeepAmericaFishing™ is once again asking anglers to oppose this unjustified petition and to rally behind legislation that will put an end to these unwarranted attacks on recreational fishing once and for all.

This is the next works project in December. AZNG will be present to assist along with the National Guard as they have 40 to 100 pre-boot camp soldiers that they will transport to and from, feed and water them, provide first aid and they come with a Drill Sergeant.

The drill is to get them out of the city, teach them team building skills and introduce them to community service. Your invited. This is a 10,000 gallon water catchment project, budget is around $80K.

This project is really a lot of work but much needed water will be provided for the wildlife.

AGFD #679, White Tank Mountains #1  [ click for map ]

Want to join the effort?  Send an email to Don McDowell

Conservation, Envasive Species, Wildlife Programs and Outdoor Regulations

“Our boaters have done a good job so far of voluntarily practicing “clean, drain and dry” as a part of responsible boating. Now Arizona has regulations in effect requiring boaters to follow those practices at lakes known to have quagga mussels,” said Tom McMahon, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s invasive species coordinator  [ read more   ]