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 By Margie Anderson    Fishing    June 1, 2022 

AZ Lakes AZ Pros John Murray

One of the best ways to catch summer bass on Lake Pleasant is with a Carolina rig. I remember back in the day when VanderKooi and his partner came to the scales with a 42-pound limit they caught on...  Website

 
 By Margie Anderson    Fishing    May 1, 2022

AZ Lakes AZ Pros Tai Au

Like Tai, take it easy. Tai puts safety in first place at night. “You absolutely must have a spotlight at night,” says Au, “but Arizona law says you can’t drive with it constantly on. What I... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2022

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By John And Margie Anderson Mother's Day is for letting Mom know how much we love her -- and giving her the perfect gift is one of the ways we show love. It can be as simple as a hand-made card, a... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    March 1, 2022
Belmont Mine

Belmont Mountains

The Belmont Mountains are full of history. The Belmont Mine is now abandoned, but back in the 1920s up until the' 30s, it was a busy copper mine that also produced gold and silver. Now the big adit... Full story

 

AZGFD Hunting Calendar February 2022

February 2022 Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to hunt! Keep an eye on the Arizona Game and Fish website at azgfd.gov so you know when the latest... Full story

 

AZ LAKES, AZ PROS – FEBRUARY AT HAVASU

Small And Large: Blanchard And Baldwin Offer Tips For Catching "Early in February it can seem like the fish are on strike," says local resident and ournament angler Debbie Blanchard, "but before long... Full story

 

Arizona Desert Drive by Margie Anderson

We save most of our desert drives for winter because although our Jeep would make it through snow and mud, many northern Arizona off-highway trails are closed in winter, and we also don't like to... Full story

 

Buckeye, AZ Winter Drives

When I saw the Whoopsie Trail on www.trailsoffroad.com, I knew I had to go there. Who can resist a name like that? It's called the Whoopsie because of all the twists and turns and ups and downs it... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Marty Lawrence

Prespawn can be a difficult time for bass fishermen. Marty Lawrence’s advice on prespawn fishing is “don’t overthink it”. That being said, the man probably has 14 rods on the deck by the end...  Website

 

Gifts for Outdoor Folks

Christmas Gifts For Outdoorsy Types Need some stocking stuffer and gift ideas for your outdoorsy family and friends? Look no further – here are a bunch of great ones at all different price ranges.... Full story

 

Drives with Views

You'll Want To Get Out Of The Car And Explore I'm always on the lookout for a day trip with something to do or see – I love riding around in the Jeep, but it's always better if you see something...  Website

 

Arizona Lakes Arizona Pros Fred Ward At Bartlett Lake

John and I have known fishing legend Fred Ward for many years, but we actually met him in Florida. At that time I was writing for a tiny publication (now defunct) called Arizona Fishing News. My day... Full story

 

Hunting Clothing

The First Rule Is Dress For The Weather I've been a hunter since I was just a kid, and back then I wore whatever my mom and dad bought for me. I also had some Army clothes that were hand-me-downs... Full story

 

Arizona Fall Colors

Visit To View Fantastic Fall Color In Arizona We ran up to NAU last October to visit our granddaughter for her 20th birthday. She's been hiking with us since she was three years old, so naturally we a... Full story

 

Danger Outdoors

When I was a kid, the only things I worried about when I was camping or hunting were bears and mountain lions. As it happens, I've only seen lions two or three times in my life, and each time the... Full story

 

Arizona September 2021 Hunting Calendar

Compiled By Margie Anderson For the Spring 2021 Hunts – The Spring 2021 Hunt Regulations booklet is available online and in outdoor stores now. Applications must be submitted online at... Full story

 

Arizona August Hunting Calendar

Compiled by Margie Anderson For the Fall 2021 Hunt: Draw is over. Tags mailed out by Aug 9, 2021.The fall regulations booklet is available online and at outdoor stores. Applications must be submitted... Full story

 

Camping

Camping is awesome, especially if you know some basics. Choosing a great spot and setting up a camp site is something I've been doing for decades. Of course, when I first started camping, my dad did... Full story

 

AZGFD Hunting Calendar July 2021

Compiled By Margie Anderson Unless you drew a bison permit, there isn't much going on this month except small game, but small game is a great way to get your kids out hunting this summer. Check the... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    July 1, 2021

How To Take Great Photos Outdoors

Everyone loves to show off their outdoor adventures: some hand their phones around at work, others post on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, some print them out and frame them. Unfortunately, not ever... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros - Daniel Elias

Daniel Elias found out about the Free Rig in early 2019 from Japanese bass fishermen on Instagram, in posts that weren't even in English. The rig is fairly simple – you use a cylindrical drop shot w... Full story

 

AZGFD Hunting Calendar June 2021

Compiled By Margie Anderson For the Fall 2021 Hunt: Apply online at www.azgfd.govfor deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, sandhill crane by June 8, 2021. Tags mailed out by Aug 9, 2021.The... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2021

Father's Day Gifts For Outdoor Dads

And the best gift of all is your love and your time. If you're like me, your dad probably had a lot to do with your love of the outdoors. A dad who hikes, fishes, hunts, camps, or goes off-road is so... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Vanderkooi At Lake Pleasant

I'll never forget the year the All Star Super Team Championship at Lake Pleasant was won with a Carolina rig, and Rob VanderKooi and Lynton Leslie also took second place using the rig. Both before...  Website

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2021

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is almost here and if you need ideas for gifts for your adventurous mom, look no further – we've got gifts and adventures here starting at under $20 and something on the list is sure... Full story

 

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