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Lake Havasu Boat Show To Deliver More Exhibitors, Attractions Than Ever

As Marine Fisheries Legislation Heats Up, It's Time to Revamp the Federal Management System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress is moving forward quickly to revise the federal act that governs our nation’s marine resources. The sportfishing and boating industries, along with recreational... Full story

Boaters: Have a Hassle-Free Summer By Doing Seven Projects Now

Boaters can get frustrated when a repair or upgrade takes a long time, but delays are often a simple result of supply and demand. "Spring and summer can be the most challenging times to get work done ... Full story

Bartlett Lake Has Ample Storage

Wet and dry boat storage at Bartlett Lake Marina has a variety of mooring options to fit your lifestyle. We have the right fit for sailors and power boaters of all sizes. With nearly 400 mooring... Full story

Asia's Bluewater Classic

Rolex’s 2014 international yachting season commences in Hong Kong in mid-April with the return of the biennial Rolex China Sea Race. Running 565-nm from Hong Kong’s bustling Victoria Harbour,... Full story

PSA Request for Non-Profit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island

Public Service Announcement for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry’s teen camps to be held in August? Though the ship represents Rhode Island as the state’s official Sailing Education Vessel, the camps... Full story

Tattoos and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor

Embarcadero― The modern western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to the South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art.... Full story

35th Annual Port Of San Diego's 'Day At The Docks' Is Free

The Port of San Diego's 35th Annual Day at The Docks – a free West Coast public celebration and official start of Southern California's spring saltwater fishing season – is set for April 13,... Full story

Lake Havasu Boat Show To Deliver More Exhibitors, Attractions Than Ever

The count-down to the 23rd Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, presented by the Lake Havasu Marine Association, has begun. This year, the Lake Havasu Boat Show is one week earlier than usual, starting on... Full story

11th Annual Arizona Festival

The 11th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival will be held at the usual location, the SRP Marina at Tempe Town Lake, on March 22 and 23. The 2014 festival promises to be our best yet as we celebrate... Full story

It's Almost Time For Arizona's Largest Hands-On Outdoor Expo

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo is all set for Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Admission and parking are free. There's plenty ... Full story

Paddle At The Park

The Lake Pleasant Paddle Fest event is Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Fireman's Cove area of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, the second park entrance off Castle Hot Springs Road (north... Full story

Tucson Sailing Club

The Tucson Sailing Club's 33rd annual Spring Regatta is coming May 23, 24, and 25 to San Carlos, Mexico. Be sure to mark the dates on your racing calendar. TSC is planning a great Memorial Day... Full story

Come To Cabo

The returning Cabo Marine Show, May 15-17, is poised for growth in its continuing mission to establish Mexico's leading International Boat Show and Marine Products and Services Fair. A new lineup of... Full story

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Event Set For March 30

In conjunction with the Town of Camp Verde's Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, Fort Verde State Historic Park will host the annual pecan pie contest on Saturday, March 29 at noon. Then come... Full story

Storm Predicted For Havasu

Once again, Lakeracer LLC and Teague Custom Marine have joined together to bring one of the best events in the country to you: Desert Storm. Another collection of the most significant performance... Full story

Forecast: Fish!

Weather is warming and trees are budding in the high desert. It s time to start thinking about fishing and what to expect from Lake Powell in 2014. The lake has dipped to the lowest point since 2005... Full story

33rd Derby Queen Is Crowned

March 5th, Jennifer Nakatani, a San Diego Angler member, was introduced as the 33rd Miss Yellowtail Derby at the San Diego Angler's monthly meeting by Derby Director John Campbell. The 2013 Miss... Full story

Cruzin.com Enhanced With "Take Me Fishing" Interactive Map

Cruzin, now makes it easier than ever to find local places to boat and fish. The company has enhanced its www.cruzin.com website with the Places to Boat and Fish map, created by the Recreational...

Spring Fishing Can Be Excellent

Tip Of The Week Spring bass fishing can be excellent, and there's one technique that can turn average bass days into exceptional ones. During the pre-spawn (generally water temperatures of less than... Full story

One Of The First

ONE OF THE FIRST -- Kiwanis Park was among the first few parks to join the Community Fishing Program (CFP) back in 1984, just after Chaparral Park. This lovely park in Tempe has a 13-acre lake with... Full story

AZGFD Fishing Report

Catfish stockings will be coming back to the core Community Fishing Program lakes and ponds in Tucson and Phoenix on Friday. Here are the core lakes and ponds: (Phoenix area) Surprise, Rio Vista... Full story

Bottomfish Reminders

April 1 through September 30 bottomfish fishing is restricted to inside the 30-fathom line (link to waypoints below) http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/regulations/sport_fishing/docs/30fmwaypts.pdf... Full story

Steelhead fishing to close on upper Columbia River and tributaries

Actions: Close the Columbia River and tributaries above Rock Island Dam to fishing for steelhead. Species affected: Steelhead. Effective date: One hour after sunset on March 31, 2014. Locations:... Full story

Trout fishing opens statewide April 26, capping off a month of 'opening days'

For many anglers, "opening day" is synonymous with the start of the lowland lakes trout-fishing season, which gets under way April 26 this year. Hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians typically... Full story

Always check your Tackle Box when you go fishing!

A man calls home to his wife and says, "Honey, I have been asked to fly to Canada with my boss and several of his friends for fishing.. We'll be gone for a long weekend. This is a good opportunity... Full story

Public Input Important For Game Management

Each year the Arizona Game and Fish Department makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species for the annual hunting and trapping regulations,... Full story

Craig Morgan Selected As NHF Day Chair

Country music star, award-winning TV host and former soldier Craig Morgan is venturing into a new kind of service in 2014, when he will serve as the honorary chairman for National Hunting and Fishing ... Full story

Commission will consider adopting new hunting rules at April meeting

OLYMPIA - The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting proposed changes to state hunting rules for deer, elk, moose and other game species during a public meeting April 11-12 in ... Full story

Cave Creek Regional Park

When conditions are right, you don't have to go far from Phoenix to see spectacular wildflower displays. We've had some decent rains this winter, so this might be one of those years. One place you... Full story

Annual Archaeology Expo At Catalina State Park Is On March 29

For the entire month of March, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)/Arizona State Parks (ASP) is coordinating events throughout the state for the 32nd annual celebration of Arizona... Full story

Dates Scheduled For Arizona State Parks' Family Campout Program

Arizona State Parks' successful Arizona Family Campout Program has announced spring dates. The program is designed for families who have little or no experience camping. It will introduce them to... Full story

Off-Highway Vehicle Ambassadors Offer

The Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Ambassadors are offering a chance for people to come out, get involved and get to know the area at the very popular Boulders/Hieroglyphic Mountains, Table Mesa... Full story

Congratulations, Curlers!

We are almost there. The final tasks are being completed and the ice is being prepped. After several months of hard work and long hours, we are in our final few days at our new dedicated curling... Full story

AZGFD Comments On Recent Jaguar Critical-Habitat Announcement

On March 4, 2014, the Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) notified the public that the Service had designated 764,207 acres of land in southern Arizona as critical... Full story

WDFW to review status of western gray squirrel, seeks public comment

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking updated information on western gray squirrels as the agency reviews the species' threatened status in Washington. WDFW is... Full story

Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Receives Baby Bighorn Sheep

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center received a baby desert bighorn sheep lamb on Feb. 25 that was confiscated from a Salome-area resident. The one-month-old lamb was ...

Arizonans Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

Did you know that your state taxes do not support the conservation of Arizona"s wildlife, but your donations do? Taxpayers can help the state's wildlife at tax time by "making a mark" on their state...

New Season Of Arizona Wildlife Views To Air On Eight

Arizona Wildlife Views, the Emmy-winning outdoors and nature series produced by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will now be seen weekly on Eight, Arizona PBS in Phoenix. Beginning March 18, new ... Full story

Additional Adult Quagga Mussels Found In Lake Powell

The National Park Service and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) have recently detected additional adult quagga mussels in Lake Powell. Since this time last year, the water levels at Lake... Full story

Southwest Area Wildfire Awareness Week March 30-April 5, 2014

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 30 – April 5, 2014. This... Full story

Freedom of Information Act - At least it's a start!?!

On Monday the Center for Effective Government released a report showing that of the 15 federal agencies that make up over 90% of the Freedom of Information Act requests, seven of these agencies... Full story

Arizona Game and Fish Commission takes action on Heritage Fund spending proposal before the Legislature

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission today held a public meeting to discuss the strike-everything amendment to House Bill 2127, a proposal that would allow the Arizona Game and Fish Department to use ... Full story

Semper Paratus

By Captain Dave Esparza Semper paratus (always ready): As members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, we are trained to react to situations, take charge and make things happen. That is what took place on... Full story

Federal Market Penetration Tips

You have heard me harp about the Amex Open study that found that of firms that do business with the federal government, the federal government is their largest customer, and is over 20% of the... Full story

Controlled burns underway on wildlife areas in northeast Washington

SPOKANE -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is conducting controlled burns on parts of two wildlife areas in northeast Washington to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife... Full story

Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz., On Tuesday, March 18 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call via satellite phone reporting a fatality on the Colorado River.... Full story