Arizona Wildlife Conservation Strategy

Topock Marsh COA

The Department has developed concepts under a Strategic Vision Document (AGFD 2017) to help guide warm water fisheries management in Arizona. Using these concepts, fisheries management at Topock Marsh will focus primarily on a Fat Cat Channel Catfish fishery, secondarily for a general opportunity fishery for largemouth bass and black crappie. Razorback sucker are also an important component to this fishery and will be managed as a sustained population for the purpose of providing genetic stock for other sustained populations.


Lower Colorado River


Conservation Potential


Management Priority

Sport Fish Recreation (Sport Fish Warm Water-Trophy Cat); Native Aquatic Species Management (Native Fish Management-Self-sustaining)

Primary Strategy Species

Secondary Strategy Species


Razorback Sucker