It’s time to get your Arizona 2011-12 Fishing Regulations.
The latest regulations are now available at all seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices and should also be available from license dealers – especially sporting goods stores – throughout the state.
“2011 is shaping up to be a terrific fishing year,” advises Fisheries Chief Kirk Young. “Last year most of our interior lakes filled, and the sport-fish and bait fish spawns were terrific.
This coming year we’ll be catching the dividends of that natural bounty.”
Keep in mind that for the outdoor enthusiast in the family, the fishing regulations along with a 2011 fishing license make a great gift idea for the coming year.
There are some fishing regulation changes for 2011-2012 all you anglers will want to know.
For instance, the protected slot limit has been removed from Roosevelt Lake, so you can catch bass of any size and the statewide bag limits apply.
Also, the temporary protected slot limits at Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes have all been removed as well.
Do you plan to catch some of those wild fish at Lees Ferry this coming year? Well, the upper size limit for trout has been increased to 14 inches for rainbow trout, and there is no limit on other sport fish.
“Like the regulations point out, the memories are always bigger than the fish – don’t let one get away,” Young says.