Fishing

Background
The Tribe has always had two earth dams located in the Kaibab Village which were used by livestock and Tribal Members who would swim in the ponds, which had Blue Gills fish in it. Then in the 60’s the Tribe build the “Two Mile Lake” which was south of present day bridge on Arizona Highway 389 it was stocked with trout fish and people use to swim and water ski on it, this lake silted up with sand. Then in 1998 we got with the US Fish & Wildlife Service and come up with a plan to stock 500 Trout fish in the pond every winter.

Fishing Permits
All Tribal Members and Legal Spouse’s need to have a permit to fish in the Kaibab Village pond this is per the Wildlife Ordinance at no cost, but you need to have the permit with you while fishing, the limit is 4 fish per day, most Tribal Members do catch and release. Any person under the age of 18 needs to have an adult with them at all times while fishing, this Department does not supply fishing equipment/tackle or bait, we ask that you use Non Lead sinkers.

Non-Member fishing permits start at $10 dollars, you need to bring the same permit back for five more time and the cost will be $5 dollars, if you lost your permit it will cost $8 dollars, the limit is 4 fish per day or you can do catch and release, a yearly fee is $80 dollars.

The Tribe has its own laws and Court system for Hunting and Fishing but Federal Laws can apply, if you have any questions on Fishing on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation please call or write.

Kind of Fish
The Kaibab Paiute Tribe gets its fish (Trout) from the US Fish & Wildlife Service out of Pine Top or the White Mountains Arizona they are all “Catchable” fish.

Fishing Derbies
Two fishing derbies are held every year the first is about May and the second is during the Pow-Wow in August the fishing derbies are open to all community members young and old, the fishing derbies are geared towards family activities and fun for all. After everyone gets done fishing there is a Barbeque for everyone that participated in the fishing derby, prizes are given out to the children, the prizes are donated by other Tribal Programs and the US Fish & Wildlife, a fun time is had by all.

After everyone gets done fishing there is a Barbeque for everyone that participated in the fishing derby, prizes are given out to the children, the prizes are donated by other Tribal Programs and the US Fish & Wildlife, a fun time is had by all.

Fish Pond Rehab
The Kaibab Village Fish Pond was open in 2013 it is two ponds one with fish in it, it is lined and has a aerator for the fish and the over flow waters the park.