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Interactive AZ Fishing Map 2022 – Where To Go Fishing In Arizona

Map of Arizona Fishing Locations

Are you trying to find out exactly where to go fishing in Arizona, but finding that endlessly looking at Google Maps is just too much to handle?  We all know that you won’t catch any fish if you’re fishing at a bad location.  But what almost no one wants to tell you is where all the best locations are at. Worst of all you can spend countless hours looking at maps just to find out you wasted 3,4 or 5 hours or more! If you’re like the rest of us, we know enough about fishing when we’re at a good spot chances are we can catch a fish, but that can’t happen if you don’t have the insider information that someone is willing to share. 

That’s exactly why I made this map for you.  Like you, I was once in your shoes struggling to find somewhere that I can fish in Arizona.  But all that is going to change…

Below, you’re going to be given an interactive map so you can quickly eliminate all the worthless spots and concentrate on the locations that really produce.  Use this map and you are good to go. Happy fishing!

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Best Fishing Spots in AZ

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How many lakes are in Arizona? 

Many people wonder, does Arizona have a lot of lakes?  Surprisingly, Arizona has 128 lakes and 5 large rivers it can boast about, according to VisitArizona.com. Most of the lakes are managed by the Arizona Game & Fish Department, while others are managed by the U.S. Department of Forestry. 

Are there natural lakes in Arizona?

Yes, Arizona has two of them. Mormon Lake near Flagstaff and Stoneman Lake boarding Sedona. Due to Arizona’s dry climate most of the time these lakes are dry.  Of the lakes you can see resulted from damming rivers and runoff water to form reservoirs. 

What is the clearest lake in Arizona?

While difficult to measure, Lake Powell has to be the clearest lake in Arizona. It’s remoteness and continuous current of the Colorado River make this lake clean and incredibly clear.

There are other elements that will govern a lake’s water clarity. Factors such as river and stream run-off, wind, boating and even the type of soil at the bottom of the lake can determine a lake’s clarity. 

Read more: Water Clarity Guide for Bass Fishing [Blueprint Revealed]

Can you live on a lake or river in Arizona?

Yes, can.  Lakes such as Lake Pleasant, Lake Havasu, Martinez Lake, and many of the White Mountain lakes offer waterfront properties.  Even different areas of the Colorado River you can call home. 

Read more: Top 20 Best Places To Fish In Arizona

What’s the deepest lake in Arizona?

The title of the deepest lake in Arizona goes to Lake Mead. It has a maximum depth of 589 feet.  Lake Powell comes in at a close second place with a recorded depth of 560 feet. Then at third place is Roosevelt Lake with a maximum 349 feet.

Where is the best trout fishing in Arizona?

That’s a tough question to answer. Arizona has tons of places to trout fish. You can fish for trout at a great location relatively close to an urban area such as Show Low Lake or you can travel off the beaten path to somewhere like Lees Ferry. 

Want more? Bottom line is, if you’re serious about learning all the best places to fish for trout in Arizona as little as 15 minutes, even if you can’t go anytime soon. Then you need to check out this additional report: Best Trout Fishing Destinations in Arizona (Voted by Local Anglers!)

What is the best bass fishing lake?

We ran a poll and the best pure bass fishing lake was Alamo Lake, but if you want to catch a giant bass Saguaro, Canyon, or Roosevelt is going to be your best bet.  

Luckily, those are not the only lakes to fish for bass!

By the way, if this peaks your curiosity, then you’ll LOVE what I’m going to tell you next! Why? Because if you really learn about all the best lakes and rivers to fish for bass then you must check out this free report: Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Arizona (Voted by Local Anglers!)

What is the best time to fish in Arizona?

The best time to fish would be at sunrise and sunset.  It’s highly recommended you arrive 1-2- hours before sunrise or sunset and fish until 1-2-hours after sunrise or sunset.   You can definitely catch fish during the middle of the day but it much harder. 

Is it legal to fish in Arizona canals?

Yes, you can fish SRP canals.  However not all canals are owned or operated by SRP, making the canals potentially illegal to fish.  Below You can check here to see a list of canals you can fish.