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2016 National Safe Boating Week: May 21 – 27

Eight Boat Spring Commissioning Goof-Ups We Made

They are the crewmembers of the nation's largest boater advocacy, safety and services group, BoatUS. And like most boaters, they aren't perfect. They make mistakes and learn from them too. With boat ...

2016 National Safe Boating Week: May 21 – 27

The National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, invite boating safety professionals, the boating community and the media to participate in the sixth-annual ...

Wear It! Shares Safety Tips For Spring Boating

Many people enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the spring. Yet, what looks like a perfect day can quickly become hazardous if you end up in frigid water. The annual Wear It! boating safety...

Hales Marine Services and Transports

Business Spotlight - Hale's Marine

Ed Hale is the proud owner of Hales Marine Services and Transports. Hale began his journey in boating while serving in The United States Coast Guard for 10 years. After his service to our country...

National Fishing & Boating Week: June 4-12

If you haven't already, plan to go fishing and boating this year and enjoy the water, starting with Arizona's free fishing day on June 4. Boating and fishing are fun, stress-relieving activities that ...

Women's Sailing Conference Slated For June 4

The 15th Annual Women's Sailing Conference, organized by the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA), will take place Saturday, June 4, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass. Through...

Boater's Forum - Summer Cruising

There will be multiple speakers that will talk about tips, tricks, and all the places to visit around Marina del Rey for the day and/or overnight. Places discussed will include but not be limited to, ...

Arizona - Pioneer Pass Campground Closed After Bear Sightings

Globe, Arizona, May 19, 2016, —For Immediate Release. –Tonto National Forest officials issued a temporary closure at the Pioneer Pass Campground in the Pinal Mountains, because of repeated bear...

On The Cover

Although this model is not wearing a life-jacket (which we hope she will don after the photo shoot!), she is certainly does a fine job of welcoming us to the water. It's time. Boating season is here, ...

Downstream - Events Calendar, May 2016

We send our best wishes to Loren Finnell for a speedy and complete recovery. Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events —-"Downstream" — to editor@azbw.com. To ...

Arizona Boating & Watersports And Yellowtail Derby - Day At The Docks

At press time, there were 94 entries and counting. From its start on April 30, the Yellowtail Derby will provide great competition and prizes through June 5. A schedule of special days follows: April ...

Bartleby - Stay Tuned

Most Arizonans, as well as many from outside the state, are familiar with beautiful Bartlett Lake. They have enjoyed the well-run marina, the availability of both dry and wet slips, the amenities for ...

Spice Up Your May at Patagonia Lake State Park's

(Phoenix, AZ - April 25, 2016) - Make plans to head south for the sounds of traditional and modern Mexican Mariachi Band music. Patagonia Lake State Park http://azstateparks.com/P...

Arizona State Parks Begins Work on the Statewide

(Phoenix, AZ - April 6, 2016) - Arizona State Parks is responsible for the completion of Arizona's Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. This plan sets the evaluation criteria...

Roll Call, May 15, 2016

Chandler, AZ resident soldier, Brendan Patrick Danaher aka "Yogurt". 33 years old, Brendan lost his extreme battle with cancer and related tumor involvement after having his leg amputated in an...

Recipients of 2016 Governor's Heritage Honor Awards Announced

Don't miss the comments at the bottom of this article. (Phoenix, AZ - May 18, 2016) - The 2016 Historic Preservation Conference Planning Partners have announced the recipients of the Governor's...

Anglers Will Get 3 More Days To Catch Spring Chinook Below And Above Bonneville Dam

OLYMPIA – The sportfishing season for spring chinook salmon on the Columbia River will reopen for three days beginning later this week under an agreement reached yesterday by fishery managers from...

Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

Tip Of The Week From the fishing log: Around this time last year, and in similar water temperatures, the smallmouth bass bite was hot on the Parker Strip section of the Colorado River. Anglers had...

Lake Powell Fish Report

Every spring season, bass and crappie wait for just the right water temperature before spawning.  Water temperature at this writing was 57F, which means that on a warm, calm day, the temperature...

More From Lake Powell

Its time! Choose your species and technique Lake Powell is officially open for fishy business.  The lake has now stabilized and is slowly starting to rise.  Water temperature is rising. Bass are...

Icicle River 0pens For Hatchery Chinook Fishing

Action: Opens Icicle River for hatchery chinook salmon. Effective dates: May 16, 2016, until further notice. Species affected: Hatchery spring chinook salmon. Locations: Icicle River (Chelan County). ...

Hatchery Spring Chinook Daily Limit Increased At Drano Lake

Action: Drano Lake anglers may retain up to 4 adult spring chinook salmon. Effective dates: May 15 through June 30, 2016 Species affected: Salmon and steelhead Location: Downstream of markers on...

Limit On Spring Chinook Increased In The Snake River

Action: Increase limit to two adult spring chinook. Effective date: Immediately. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Locations: A) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River from the South Bound Highway 12...

All-depth halibut fishing to close in Marine 2

Action: Close the all-depth recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 2 (Westport). The nearshore area will remain open seven days per week until further notice. Effective date: Immediately...

Lake Aberdeen To Close For Kids-Only Fishing Event

Action: Close Lake Aberdeen to fishing by the public for 12 hours prior to the kids-only fishing event. Lake Aberdeen will reopen at 5:30 a.m. on May 14, 2016. Effective dates: 5:30 p.m. May 13...

Final Razor Clam Digs Of The Season To Start May 20

OLYMPIA – Clam diggers have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during a final opening set to begin May 20. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a last round of ...

Lake Sylvia To Close For Kids-Only Fishing Event

Action: Close Lake Sylvia to public fishing 12 hours prior to a scheduled kids-only fishing event. The lake will reopen to fishing by the general public at 6 a.m. on June 11, 2016. Effective dates: 6 ...

Fishing The Chesapeake Bay

On a recent trip to Washington D.C. McDowell naturally took time out for a little fishing. Hope his trip to D.C. was as successful as his fishing was on Chesapeake...

Quagga-Affected Waters Grow: AZGFD Identifies Apache, Saguaro, Canyon Lakes

PHOENIX – Conclusive evidence of quagga mussels has recently been discovered at Canyon, Saguaro and Apache lakes, major recreational waters on the Tonto National Forest. Effective May 1, the...  Website

Art, Archaeology, Awards, And More From WSU Arts And Sciences

For decades, Washington state health officials have warned that swimming in or drinking from lakes containing high levels of microcystins is dangerous, but little is known about the effects of eating ...  Website

Madera Canyon

We in Arizona are blessed to have a world-class birding destination in our own backyard. Madera Canyon and Madera Creek cover four different habitat types, from the desert to the top of the Santa...

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim To Open May 15 For 2016 Season

The gate at the entrance to North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open on Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 am; and Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides...

New Guided Tour Trip

Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West, subsidiaries of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, have unveiled a unique new tourism experience for 2016: The Walapai Experience; a guided two-day...

Clean, Polish, Protect In One Easy Step

The best way to keep an RV in top shape is to keep it clean. But detailing a large motorhome or trailer can be an arduous task. Shurhold's Serious Shine makes short work of maintenance by cleaning,...

An RVer's Favorite: Aqua-Hot Instant Hot H2O

Aqua-Hot Heating Systems' pioneering equipment provides moist, even heat and on-demand hot water to RVs, trucks, buses, heavy equipment cabs and other vehicles. Its hydronic heating equipment can...

Spring Events At Homolovi State Park

Park Rangers at Homolovi State Park in Winslow will educate visitors about the sacred Hopi land the park resides on at guided walks, hikes and lectures in May 2016. There will also be a Star Party...

Charge Faster With These Receptacles

RVs already have tight quarters, without adding to their outlet clutter. Helping eliminate this issue, as well as misplaced chargers, Hubbell's USB Charger Duplex Receptacle provides both USB and...

Savvy RV Owners Save Money With DIY Detailing

RV owners tired of paying $5–7 a foot to have their rigs professionally cleaned can instead detail with quality DIY tools and products. They make the job fast and easy, while being significantly...

Buff, Polish In One Easy Step

Polishing RVs can be an arduous, expensive and time-consuming task. Typically, buffing an RV requires several products for the best results. Shurhold's Buff Magic is an easier, more effective...

Arizona State Parks Begins Work On Statewide

Arizona State Parks is responsible for the completion of Arizona's Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. This plan sets the evaluation criteria to allocate the Federal Land and...

Oracle State Park Spring Weekend Programs Appeal To Nature Lovers

Remaining programs exploring the natural world are featured at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education in May 2016. Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to Noon: On the Edible and Medicinal...

HAHWG Part Of AZGFD Expo For First Time

This was the first year for the Outdoor Skills Network / HAHWG Camp exhibit. It turned out well, and there is a lot to grow on. At a minimum, all our partners could see the loaner equipment AZGFD has ...

BASF Introduces Exciting Target-Shooting Experience

PHOENIX - "Clang!" That distinctive sound of a bullet hitting steel soon will be ringing out every third Saturday of the month on the small bore range at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north...

NHF Day And Yamaha Partner For 2016

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is once again partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) to support the annual celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 this year. It is...

AZGFD Offers Training, Experience For All Ages

Robbins Butte Youth-Only Dove Hunt Robbins Butte Wildlife Area (RBWA) is about seven miles southwest of Buckeye and comprises more than 1,600 acres. RBWA was purchased for its potential as waterfowl...

WDFW Seeks Members For The Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through June 15 for membership on its Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee (IAC). The...

Orphaned Mountain Lion Gets New Home at Out of Africa

Sedona, AZ: An orphaned mountain lion cub rescued by Arizona Game and Fish has a new home at Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona, 30 minutes south of Sedona. The mountain lion cub was...  Website

Prescribed Fire Planned for Grand Canyon Village Thursday, May 5, 2016

The burn unit, primarily ponderosa pine, is about 40 acres in size and is located east of the village historic district and south of South Entrance Road. Because of the burn unit’s proximity to...

Wake Zone Op-Ed - Buffalo

For those who are not aware, the State of Arizona has wild buffalo / bison. Those animals were brought to Arizona by one Charles "Buffalo" Jones in 1906. His dream was to create a hybrid animal and...

Good Company - Lost Our Home Animal Shelter

One of our fist concerns and a reason we first started was abandoned pets, so if you are facing foreclosure or need to move for any reason, do not leave your pets behind or let them go into the...

The Phoenix Zoo Cares For Endangered Animals

The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Ariz., the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of...

Public Invited To Tucson Area Wildlife Bridge And Underpass Dedication

Joint announcement from Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Pima County, the Regional Transportation Authority, ...  Website

Peregrine Cam Goes Dark As Efforts Underway To Save Chick

PHOENIX -- A peregrine falcon chick hatched in a nest box on a downtown Phoenix high-rise was seen struggling this weekend, causing the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) to take action. The...  Website

  • BOATING

    2016 National Safe Boating Week: May 21 – 27

    The National Safe Boating Council, in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, invite boating safety professionals, the boating community and the media to participate in the sixth-annual...

  • RVING

    An RVer's Favorite: Aqua-Hot Instant Hot H2O

    Aqua-Hot Heating Systems' pioneering equipment provides moist, even heat and on-demand hot water to RVs, trucks, buses, heavy equipment cabs and other vehicles. Its hydronic heating equipment can run...

  • EVENTS

    Arizona Boating & Watersports And Yellowtail Derby - Day At The Docks

    At press time, there were 94 entries and counting. From its start on April 30, the Yellowtail Derby will provide great competition and prizes through June 5. A schedule of special days follows: April...

  • Bartlett Lake Restaurant

    EVENTS

    Bartleby - Stay Tuned

    Most Arizonans, as well as many from outside the state, are familiar with beautiful Bartlett Lake. They have enjoyed the well-run marina, the availability of both dry and wet slips, the amenities for...

  • SHOOTING SPORTS

    BASF Introduces Exciting Target-Shooting Experience

    PHOENIX - "Clang!" That distinctive sound of a bullet hitting steel soon will be ringing out every third Saturday of the month on the small bore range at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north...

  • RVING

    Buff, Polish In One Easy Step

    Polishing RVs can be an arduous, expensive and time-consuming task. Typically, buffing an RV requires several products for the best results. Shurhold's Buff Magic is an easier, more effective...

  • RVING

    Charge Faster With These Receptacles

    RVs already have tight quarters, without adding to their outlet clutter. Helping eliminate this issue, as well as misplaced chargers, Hubbell's USB Charger Duplex Receptacle provides both USB and...

  • RVING

    Clean, Polish, Protect In One Easy Step

    The best way to keep an RV in top shape is to keep it clean. But detailing a large motorhome or trailer can be an arduous task. Shurhold's Serious Shine makes short work of maintenance by cleaning,...

  • BOATING

    Eight Boat Spring Commissioning Goof-Ups We Made

    They are the crewmembers of the nation's largest boater advocacy, safety and services group, BoatUS. And like most boaters, they aren't perfect. They make mistakes and learn from them too. With boat...

  • FISHING

    Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

    Tip Of The Week From the fishing log: Around this time last year, and in similar water temperatures, the smallmouth bass bite was hot on the Parker Strip section of the Colorado River. Anglers had...

  • FISHING

    Fishing The Chesapeake Bay

    On a recent trip to Washington D.C. McDowell naturally took time out for a little fishing. Hope his trip to D.C. was as successful as his fishing was on Chesapeake...

  • WILDLIFE

    Good Company - Lost Our Home Animal Shelter

    One of our fist concerns and a reason we first started was abandoned pets, so if you are facing foreclosure or need to move for any reason, do not leave your pets behind or let them go into the...

  • SHOOTING SPORTS

    HAHWG Part Of AZGFD Expo For First Time

    This was the first year for the Outdoor Skills Network / HAHWG Camp exhibit. It turned out well, and there is a lot to grow on. At a minimum, all our partners could see the loaner equipment AZGFD has...

  • RVING

    Madera Canyon

    We in Arizona are blessed to have a world-class birding destination in our own backyard. Madera Canyon and Madera Creek cover four different habitat types, from the desert to the top of the Santa...

  • FISHING

    More From Lake Powell

    Its time! Choose your species and technique Lake Powell is officially open for fishy business.  The lake has now stabilized and is slowly starting to rise.  Water temperature is rising. Bass are...

  • HUNTING

    NHF Day And Yamaha Partner For 2016

    Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is once again partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) to support the annual celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 this year. It is...

  • EVENTS

    On The Cover

    Although this model is not wearing a life-jacket (which we hope she will don after the photo shoot!), she is certainly does a fine job of welcoming us to the water. It's time. Boating season is here,...

  • RVING

    Oracle State Park Spring Weekend Programs Appeal To Nature Lovers

    Remaining programs exploring the natural world are featured at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education in May 2016. Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to Noon: On the Edible and Medicinal...

  • EVENTS

    Roll Call, May 15, 2016

    Chandler, AZ resident soldier, Brendan Patrick Danaher aka "Yogurt". 33 years old, Brendan lost his extreme battle with cancer and related tumor involvement after having his leg amputated in an...

  • RVING

    Savvy RV Owners Save Money With DIY Detailing

    RV owners tired of paying $5–7 a foot to have their rigs professionally cleaned can instead detail with quality DIY tools and products. They make the job fast and easy, while being significantly...

  • RVING

    Spring Events At Homolovi State Park

    Park Rangers at Homolovi State Park in Winslow will educate visitors about the sacred Hopi land the park resides on at guided walks, hikes and lectures in May 2016. There will also be a Star Party...

  • WILDLIFE

    The Phoenix Zoo Cares For Endangered Animals

    The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Ariz., the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of...

  • WILDLIFE

    Wake Zone Op-Ed - Buffalo

    For those who are not aware, the State of Arizona has wild buffalo / bison. Those animals were brought to Arizona by one Charles "Buffalo" Jones in 1906. His dream was to create a hybrid animal and...

  • BOATING

    Wear It! Shares Safety Tips For Spring Boating

    Many people enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the spring. Yet, what looks like a perfect day can quickly become hazardous if you end up in frigid water. The annual Wear It! boating safety...

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