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Kokopelli Trailers And Don Ashford's New Boat Trailer

Don Ashford is an Arizona fisherman who participates in tournaments just about every other weekend all over the state. This means he spends a lot of time on the road towing his boat under all kinds... Full story

 

Martinez Lake

Winter is the perfect time of year to visit the lower Colorado River lakes because the weather is fantastic. Martinez Lake is typical of the southern Colorado River Lakes: reedy and shallow, it still... Full story

 

Arizona December 2020 Hunting Calendar

December 2020 Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Applications for Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear, and Raptor Capture were accepted until October 13, 2020. Permits will be mailed out... Full story

 

Camping Tips, Gifts

I've been camping for a very long time. When I was a kid, camping was usually in conjunction with hunting or scouting, and my dad had so much camping gear the truck was really loaded down. The only... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: AZ Lakes, AZ Pros Dave Prothe At Roosevelt

Years go by and fishermen change, but the bass sure don't. We went fishing at Roosevelt one November many years ago with an AllStar Bass angler named Dave Prothe, and he schooled us on spinnerbaits... Full story

 

Arizona Day Trips

This is the absolute perfect time of year for a day trip in the desert – the weather is usually fantastic in November, and if there are any colors to be seen, this is the month for desert trees to...  Website

 

November 2020 Arizona Hunting Calendar

General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Brett Hite, Bartlett Lake

Bass Pro Brett Hite has won over $1.6 million fishing tournaments. We got to go out with him on Bartlett a couple of years ago, and he gave us some great fall fishing tips. He's a cool guy. Keep It... Full story

 

Arizona Best Hikes For October

Flagstaff We went up to Flagstaff at the beginning of September, and even at that altitude, it was still warm. We even went way up the mountain to hike the Kachina Trail and it was still warm in the... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Curt Rambo Knows Crappie Fishing Roosevelt

Curt Rambo is arguably the best crappie jigger in Arizona. We've been fishing with Curt for decades, and he knows Roosevelt like the back of his hand. While bass fishermen will tell you that staying...  Website

 
Arizona Lakes With Margie Anderson

'On The Road Again'

There Are Beautiful Drives Near Alpine And Springerville If you're looking to get out of the heat and see some gorgeous country where it's cool and green, I've got the perfect road trip for you. If... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    July 1, 2020

Williams Arizona Part I

Maps Are Guides To So Many Cool Spots In Arizona Somebody asked me recently how John and I find so many cool places around Arizona. The answer is maps. I have a lot of maps. When we were planning our... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2020

Father's Day Gifts

Surprise Dad With The Perfect Gift/Gifts If you're lucky enough to have a dad who loves the outdoors and shares his adventures with you, Father's Day is a great time to show your appreciation by givin... Full story

 

AZ LAKES, AZ PROS: Roosevelt/Art Chamberlin

The key to enjoying a night fishing trip is organization. If you have all the equipment you need, and everything is kept where it should be, fishing in the dark is a real pleasure no matter what kind... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2020

Mother's Day Gifts For Outdoors Moms

May is when we celebrate our moms, and if your mom is the outdoors type, I've got lots of ideas for special gifts. The great thing about gifts for camping is that many of them do double or even... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    April 1, 2020

Get Outside!

The Japanese have a term "Shinrinyoku" that literally means "forest therapy". They know that getting outdoors soothes your soul and relaxes your mind. It is really good for kids to get outdoors and... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Casey Iwai At Apache Lake

You can still get to Apache Lake – you just have to go to Roosevelt Lake and drive south from there. Right now the Apache Trail is still washed out, but access to the lake from the north is still...  Website

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Matt Shura, Saguaro Lake

Nitro and Bass Pro Shops pro Matt Shura has been fishing bass tournaments since he was just a kid, and in fact, he held the state record for largemouth bass for some time a few years back. If you go t... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    March 1, 2020

Arizona Ghost Town Loop

Ever since I read about this loop, I've wanted to do it – the loop takes you through five ghost towns in southern Arizona, and it goes through some seriously beautiful country, too. We made... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Dylan Maxon At Bartlett Lake

This is a huge year for Dylan with tournaments and marriage ahead. We wish him well. February can be a tough month at Bartlett. The water isn't warm yet, but it's coming, and a degree or two a day... Full story

 

Anderson Mill Off-Road Adventure

The ruins at Anderson Mill are sizable and a lot of fun to explore. There are stairs to climb and a great view from the top. We've been there twice, and took a different route each time, so I'm going... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Kevin Finley At Lake Pleasant

McMillan Stocks pro and Nitro State Team member Kevin Finley runs up to Lake Pleasant frequently – he lives close by, so he has become extremely familiar with this lake. Pleasant has a reputation...  Website

 

Travel Southern Arizona

Arizona is such a diverse and beautiful state – we are blessed with everything from deserts to alpine areas. One of the organizations I appreciate most is the Nature Conservancy – they actually...  Website

 

Great Gifts For The Outdoors

One of the best things about enjoying the outdoors is that you can do it no matter what your age or activity level is, and it doesn't matter if you live in town or out in the country. When I was a... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Daniel Pecotte At Roosevelt Lake

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Daniel Pecotte At RooseveltDaniel Pecotte of Holbrook has been fishing for bass Roosevelt for many years, and he says that winter is the trickiest time – it's harder to get them...  Website

 

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