The following information was excerpted from the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 41, Chapter 4.1, Article 5.
Title 41 - State Government.
Chapter 4.1 - HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND STATE EMBLEMS.
Article 5 - State Emblems.
41-859. State animals
The ringtail or Bassariscus astutus, the Arizona ridgenose rattlesnake or Crotalus willardi, the Arizona trout, or Salmo apache, and the Arizona tree frog, or Hyla eximia, shall be known respectively as the state mammal, reptile, fish and amphibian.
Arizona Revised Statutes. Arizona State Legislature. 2009. 19 Month 2009 <http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp>
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
Arizona State Fish: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records: Museum Division. Arizona Capitol Museum.
Apache Trout: In their efforts to restore native trout populations in the west, the Western Native Trout Initiative provides this assessment of the Apache Trout.
Apache trout: Species information from the Arizona Fish and Game Department.
Apache Trout Recovery: A Wildlife Success Story: Arizona Fish and Game Department.
Fishing for apache trout: Arizona Fish and Game Department.
Salmo apache (Miller, 1972): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
Apache trout (Oncorhynchus apache): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Environmental Conservation Online System.
State Fish: Complete list of official state Fish.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Arizona state symbols.
Trout and Salmon of North America, by Robert J. Behnke. 384 pages. Free Press (September 24, 2002) Behnke, professor emeritus of fishery and wildlife biology at Colorado State University, has brought his more than 50 years of studying, and fishing for salmon and trout, to wonderful effect. He provides readers with an authoritative compendium of the evolution, biology, ecology, habitats and behaviors of these prized game fish. A capsule legend that includes scientific name, other common names, habitat, size, life span and diet accompanies each entry, amazingly illustrated by Tomelleri, whose fish seem to shimmer on the pages. Habitat maps, which include coastal waters, rivers, streams and lakes, are detailed and specific enough to be taken on fishing excursions. The book includes a good deal of fishing lore, as in the notations that describe the best flies, bait and lures for specific types of fish and locales.
Native Trout of Western North America , by Robert J. Behnke. 275 pages. American Fisheries Society (December 1992) This book results from almost four decades of research and practical experience with this group of fishes. This work addresses the evolution, taxonomy, and present distributions of members of this group of fishes (cutthroat, rainbow, Gila, and related indigenous trout of the West), and proposes a conservation philosophy to sustain them.
About Trout: The Best of Robert Behnke from Trout Magazine, by Robert J. Behnke. 272 pages. The Lyons Press (September 1, 2007) Behnke brings scientific expertise, a sense of humor and a flair for drama to this collection of 43 essays previously published as his About Trout column in conservation organization Trout Unlimited's Trout magazine. Behnke considers the evolution, historic and current distribution, biological characteristics and defining physical traits of various species of trout and salmon-from the common brown trout and well-known Atlantic salmon to the rare Apache trout and the once-presumed extinct, now-endangered Alvord cutthroat trout.
Trout, by Ray Bergman. 576 pages. The Derrydale Press (October 25, 2000) Trout is arguably the finest single volume ever produced on how, why, and where to catch trout. In spite of being originally published in 1938 (Penn Publishing Company), it remains utterly relevant.
Trout Rigs & Methods, by Dave Hughes. 322 pages. Stackpole Books (January 10, 2007) Clear and simple instruction and explanation describes 18 trout rigs and 81 methods to fish them. In moving water: rigs and methods for dry flies and emergers, nymphs, wet flies, streamers, and dry flies and droppers. In stillwater: dry flies and sunk flies.Fly fishers learn the specifics of the rig--types of fly line, lengths and tapers of leader and tippet, the flies, and split shot, putty weight, strike indicators, droppers, point flies, and indicators--and the full array of methods to present the rig to the trout.
Essential Trout Flies, by Dave Hughes. 92 pages. Stackpole Books (April 2000) A core list of flies that will catch trout anywhere, in every season, this collection includes the most important patterns in a wide range of styles, from dry flies to streamers. The tying steps for each pattern are illustrated in step-by-step photos with detailed captions, followed by photos and recipes for the six most useful variations-217 patterns in all. Each chapter features a description of the insect the pattern imitates as well as expert information on how and when to fish the fly.
Flyfisher's Guide to Arizona, by Will Jordan. 294 pages. Wilderness Adventures Press, Inc. (January 16, 2008) Noted flyfisher, Will Jordan, spent years fishing Arizona. He covers in detail Lees Ferry, the Colorado River watershed, the Verde River watershed, the Salt, Little Colorado, and Gila watersheds and their many waters. The Williams lakes, Flagstaff area lakes and the warmwater fisheries are also covered. There are over 39 detailed river maps, as well as hatch charts, recommended flies, and travel information to help you plan your next flyfishing trip to Arizona.
Arizona Trout : A Fly Fishing Guide, by Rex Johnson Jr. 94 pages. Frank Amato Publications; 1 edition (June 1999) Rex shares his more than 20 years of experience. You will learn: the most up-to-date information on which waters hold trout; when is the best time to fish each water; what species you will find; hatches; the best presentations to fish these sometimes tricky waters; special safety tips; useful maps; average flows.
Arizona Trout Streams and Their Hatches, by Charles R. Meck, John Rohmer. 208 pages. Countryman; 2 edition (October 31, 2005) In Arizona, you'll find a variety of rivers and streams, from bottom-release tailwater fisheries to fertile high-desert creeks, from the Colorado River to the Valley of the Sun. In no other place in North America can you see Trico hatches in November and again in February and March! In this revised, updated, and expanded edition, authors Meck and Rohmer examine the state's trout waters impacted in recent years by floods, drought, and forest fires, such as Canyon and Cibecue creeks, the lower portion of the Salt River, and the Colorado and Upper Verde rivers.
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