Fish Species

Game Fish of Ariona

Click into the detail page to see more information, view photos and discussion thread about each fish. These are the most popular game fish in Arizona. There are more species than listed below that may be protected such as the native Gila Trout or they may not be considered "Game Fish" or a sport fish. The information below is mostly compiled from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. I've added the Common Carp and Grass Carp or White Amur as a game-fish. You can find Tiger Muskie in Lake Powell, mainly on the Utah side.
  1. Tiger Trout

    Arizona Lakes currently stocked with tiger trout in Arizona include Becker Lake, Carnero Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake) More tiger...
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  2. Tilapia

    Tilapia Description Exotic from Africa and coastal rivers of Israel. At least four varieties of tilapia have been introduced into Arizona since...
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  3. Bigmouth Buffalo

    Bigmouth Buffalo: (Ictiobus cyprinellus) Description Non-native. Introduced to Arizona in 1918. Heavy bodied fish. Back is gray to olive-bronze...
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  4. Common Carp

    Common Carp: (Cyprinus carpio) Description Native to Asia, yellow to golden brown or olive sides, white belly, scales have a dark spot at the...
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  5. Northern Pike

    Northern Pike : (Esox lucius) Description Non-native, originally found in Canada and northern states around the Great Lakes. Introduced to Arizona...
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  6. White Crappie

    White Crappie: (Pomoxis annularis) Description Non-native that originated from the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basin, west to...
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  7. Green Sunfish

    Green Sunfish: (Lepomis cyanellus) Description Native to the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and the Mississippi River basin. Introduced into Arizona in...
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  8. Grass Carp

    Grass Carp aka White Amure: (Ctenopharyngodon idella) Description Gold to greenish silver back fading to yellowish white underside, thick body;...
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  9. Bluegill

    Bluegill: (Lepomis macrochirus) Description Native to the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin. Introduced to Arizona in 1932. The...
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  10. Largemouth Bass

    Largemouth Bass : (Micropterus salmoides) Description Native to the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes, Hudson bay and the Mississippi River basin:...
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  11. Yellow Bullhead

    Yellow Bullhead: (Ameiurus natalis) Description Non-native originally found in Atlantic and Gulf slope drainages to the Mississippi River basins....
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  12. Desert Sucker

    Desert Sucker: (Catostomus clarki) Description Native to Arizona. Body sharply bi-colored, olive-brown above and deep-yellow below. Scales on...
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  13. Flathead Catfish

    Flathead Catfish : (Pylodictis olivaris) Description Native to the lower Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin. Introduced into Arizona in...
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  14. Arctic Grayling

    The Arctic grayling is native to Siberia and North America as far south as Montana, introduced into Arizona in 1940. The dorsal fin is oversized,...
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  15. Walleye

    Walleye: (Sander vitreus) Description Originally native to far north in Canada and Labrador, west of the Appalachian Mountains through the Great...
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