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. 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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  2. Apache Trout

    The Apache is one of Arizona’s two native trout species and is the Arizona state fish. Found only in White Mountain lakes and streams on forest...
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  3. Cutthroat Trout

    Cutthroat Trout: (Oncorhynchus clarki) Description Original range included coastal streams from Alaska to northern California, eastward through...
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  4. Rainbow Trout

    Rainbow Trout: (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Description Original range of the rainbow trout was from Northern Mexico to the Kuskokwim River, Alaska....
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  5. Brook Trout

    Brook Trout: (Salvelinus fontinalis) Description Native to North America: most of eastern Canada from Newfoundland to the western side of the...
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  6. Brown Trout

    Brown Trout: (Salmo trutta) Description Exotic from Europe. Introduced in Arizona in 1931. Olive-brown with yellowish brown sides. Some orange or...
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Yellow Perch

    Yellow Perch: (Perca flavescens) Description Originally from the northern part of North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Introduced in 1919...
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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. Smallmouth Bass

    Smallmouth Bass : (Micropterus dolomieui) Description Native to the upper Mississippi River basin, generally east of the Missouri River drainage,...
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  12. Striped Bass

    Striped Bass: (Morone saxatilis) Description Originally native to the eastern seaboard of the US and Canada, from the St. Lawrence River to...
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  13. White Bass

    White Bass: (Morone chrysops) Description Non-native that was originally found in the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes area, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi...
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  14. Yellow Bass

    Yellow Bass: (Morone mississippiensis) Description Originally found in Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River basins from Wisconsin and...
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  15. 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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