AZ fishing licenses now half price

PHOENIX - Fishing licenses for state waters or the urban program lakes are now on sale for half price, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.

"It doesn't get much better than this, especially during these tough economic times," said Fisheries Chief Kirk Young. "Your family can get quality outdoor recreation and delicious trout for the table, all at half price."

The 2009 annual state fishing license is now on sale for just $11.75 for residents and $35.13 for nonresidents, but if you plan to catch trout, don't forget your trout stamp.

The Urban Program Fishing License is on sale for $9.25 for both residents and nonresidents alike.

"The month of November offers some of the best fishing available at Urban Program lakes," said Eric Swanson, urban fishing program manager.

"The lakes have been loaded with catfish all fall, stockings of bluegill sunfish took place in late October and the first trout delivery begins Nov. 16."

For the weekly fishing report, and to learn more about the great fishing opportunities in Arizona, visit www.azgfd.gov/fishing.