Fishing Regulations

Fishing Regulations

Camp Navajo fishing patrons, at this time we do not anticipate a 2017 opening of the fishing season at Pond 1. Should events change, we will promptly post the information on this website.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and are working diligently to provide future opportunities for fishing.

 ** ADVISORY: MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) fishing opportunities may be open on Thursday from close of business through Sunday at dusk. Fishing season will open in the April-May timeframe and will close early fall each year. Fishing may be closed due to operational missions during any weekend or extended periods of time with little-to-no notice. Prior to fishing, anglers are encouraged to call Camp Navajo Security at 928-773-3259 to confirm if fishing is open. **

 1. Authorized Participants and Security Requirements

 

2. Security Background Check

Personnel must submit Request for Limited Area Access, Form 19B to the security manager Wally Handley and a background check through ACCUSEARCH to the security manager's office.

Questions regarding clarification of MWR security policies only may be directed to Wally Handley via e-mail at [email protected].

 

3. Permits and Fees

Procedures for obtaining fishing permits:

  • Authorized personnel must apply in person to Building1 (MWR Coordinator) after required background documents are received. Each Daily Permit is valid for 1 fishing trip. Anglers will be allowed to leave and return during the same day without penalty of a second daily permit purchase.  Annual permits are good for unlimited visits to Dec 31st of the year purchased or until first freeze of Pond 1.
  • A State Fishing License is not required; however a Camp Navajo Fishing Season Permit or Daily Permit is required to fish. A Fishing Season Permit should be purchased in advanced. Season permits are generally available for purchase from Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MWR Coordinator office in Building 1. 928-773-3124.
  • Call (928-773-3124) to make sure fishing is open, this will help make sure you do not show up should fishing be closed. Call (928-773-3124) to ensure (FC) will be available to assist you at the time you plan to arrive.
  • Annual Permits: Fee is $100 (you +2 guests who meet the same criteria in paragraph 1) or $60 (for just you) for unlimited fishing visits. The permit is valid until December 31st of the year purchased, with the understanding the pond may not be open through the end of any given calendar year.
  • Fees may be paid with checks or money orders. Sorry no cash will be accepted. Checks may be written to "State of Arizona."
  • The fee breakdown and payee for each check/money order follows:
Permit Type Fee
Multiple Person Season Fishing Permit (you and Two additional individuals who meet Limited Area Requirements may pay as a group, each person will receive a pass in their name) $100.00
Individual Season Fishing Permit $60.00
Daily Permit (signed by FC or issued at Post 3) $8.00

When the MWR Coordinator office is not open a self-contained self-service drop box will be located at the ACP (Post 3), main security entrance. This is for daily fishing permits for authorized personnel only, a fee of $8 per person in check/money order written according to the table above or a combination of check/money order will be placed in a collection envelope. You must be on the access roster as updated by the Security Manager before you will be permitted access into the limited area. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED

 

4. Fishing Areas and Restrictions

  • Fishing is only authorized at Pond 1. Fishing is authorized when that information is disseminated to Security Forces at the gate into the Limited Area. It is advised to plan early and prior to your fishing event to make sure all requirements on this page are met.
  • Fishing is allowed thirty minutes before sunrise and until dusk. This is in accordance with an official sunrise/sunset schedule.
  • Each angler is authorized a daily limit of four (4) fish.
  • Catching fish with sieves, nets, traps, or means other than a rod and line are prohibited. "Chumming," or feeding fish as a lure, is also prohibited.
  • NO alcohol or smoking in the Limited Area (LA) or Pond #1. 
  • Ice fishing is not authorized.
  • Crayfish will not be removed from any pond in order to prevent the transmission of crayfish and/or crayfish eggs to other waters. In accordance with Arizona Game and Fish Department Commission Rules R12-4-316 E, "An individual may trap or capture live crayfish as provided by R12-4-313. A person may use live crayfish as bait only in the body of water where trapped or captured, not in an adjacent body of water..." In accordance with R12-4-316 F. "An individual shall not transport crayfish alive from the site where taken..." And in accordance with R12-4-317 B. 2, "Live baitfish shall not be transported from the waters where taken..."
  • Boats and float tubes are not authorized for use on any pond, lake or tank.
  • Open fires are prohibited in the Limited Area.
  • Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) are the only authorized vehicles allowed for fishing. This includes SUVs, pickup trucks without overnight campers, sedans. No recreation vehicles will be permitted in the LA.
  • There are no exceptions to policy.
  • Fishermen and women will not go beyond the limits of Pond 1 at any time, those found in violation of this regulation are subject to suspension or termination of any and all MWR privileges.

 

5. Fishing Procedures

  • POV operators must show proof of registration, auto insurance and current driver's license to security officers located at the access control point. All POVs will have one working 1A10BC fire extinguisher with current certification when entering the LA.
  • Only 10 POVs at a time will be allowed in the LA for fishing. If this occurs, anglers must wait until authorized to enter on a strict first come, first served basis. ALL POV's WILL BE SEARCHED before and after accessing the LA for fishing. The Security Officer will inspect equipment belonging to the fishing party for irregularities. If any exist, the Security Officer will deny access.
  • Anglers must check out at the access control point and complete the Fishing Creel Census form prior to departure. The data collected from the census assists with annual stocking requirements and natural resource studies.

 

The Point of Contact for fishing is the MWR coordinator at 928-773-3124.

** ADVISORY: MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) fishing opportunities may be open on Thursday from close of business through Sunday at dusk.  Fishing season will open in the April-May timeframe and will close early fall each year.  Fishing may be closed due to operational missions during any weekend or extended periods of time with little-to-no notice. Prior to fishing, anglers are encouraged to call Camp Navajo Security at 928-773-3259 to confirm if fishing is open. **