Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Proposed Open Season for Gila Trout in Arizona

Gila trout are one of Arizona's two native trout (the other being Apache trout).  Because of limited numbers, Arizona's have not been allowed to catch them (though New Mexico anglers have).  That may change very soon. 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department have received a request to set a limited Gila Trout Season, where anglers would be allowed to catch one trout.  This request was prompted by the fact that a New Mexico hatchery has surplus of Gila trout.   If approved, the trout would be stocked in the Frye Mesa Reservoir.

For more information on the proposed Gila Trout season, click here.

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