Articles from the March 15, 2013 edition

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Mark Your Calendars For AZGFD Outdoor Expo, March 23-24

Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The family f... Full story


Free! Fun!! Fish!!! Just Ahead:

The Port of San Diego's 34th 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 21, ann... Full story


Time To Hook Up With The 5th Annual International Yellowtail Derby

The 2013 Yellowtail Derby will begin on, Sunday, May 5. The winners of the largest yellowtail, white seabass and albacore will be crowned on June 9. The Derby can be fished on private, open party... Full story


The Big Bass Event Of The Season

Coming soon: The 15th Annual Bill Luke Bass Days are set for March 15 through 17 at Lake Pleasant, Ariz. This year promises to be the best version ever with — • Six weigh-ins daily, plus • Seven... Full story


Big Bullfrog Striper

Early in the year, a lucky 13-year-old from Denver, Colo., was trolling with leaded line near Forgotten Canyon just upstream from Bullfrog Marina. As Wayne Gustaveson reported, "We are still trying... Full story


Lake Powell, AZ Fish Report - Here Are Some Angling Pointers

Declining lake level will have a huge impact on spring fishing. Current lake level is now at the projected low of 3600 and it will likely decline another foot before spring runoff reverses the lake... Full story


$1 Million dollar check from Mustad

This $1 Million dollar check from Mustad was awarded to Guy Yokum because he used a Mustad hook. Yokum was the first in 2012 to submit and get his world record fish on a Mustad hook. Capt Greg... Full story


Camping Reservations Now Open

(Phoenix, Arizona - March 13, 2013) - Lyman Lake State Park in northeastern Arizona is a stunning 1,500-acre lake at an elevation of 6,000 feet with no size restrictions on boats, making it a popular... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    March 15, 2013

Arizona Urban Fishing Report

March offers the best time of the year to fish your nearby park lakes for trout, sunfish, bass and catfish. Good fishing for trout will continue through March as all lakes receive their final winter... Full story


How To Clean Your Boat

I went to a training session in Lake Mead in October and the alarm bells went off. With no real plan being developed by the agencies, other than "its the law", I was fearful CA,AZ and Nevada could kill our weekend boater traffic. So we called a... Full story



Red Rock State Park is the perfect place to experience the red rocks of Sedona, several hiking trails, bird-watching and daily special events. Red Rock's diverse habitat, which is abundant with... Full story


Arizona's 20 National Parks

A new National Park Service report shows that more than 10.1 million national park visitors in Arizona in 2011 spent $766 million and supported 12,886 jobs in the state. Nationwide, visitors to the... Full story

 By Oregon    Fishing    March 15, 2013

Arizona Artscapes

-- It's spring and an excellent time to visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. Boyce Thompson is an arboretum and state park of Arizona, located in Superior. It consists of a 323-acre (131 ha)... Full story


The Arizona Desert In Bloom

This is only a sampling of what Maricopa County Parks & Recreation have in store for March. A perfect spring outing to celebrate Arizona’s blooming beauties: the Wildflower Discovery Walks at M... Full story


North Oregon Coast Birdathon to Raise Funds for Wildlife Center

The North Oregon Coast Birdathon scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13 will raise funds per bird species observed in Clatsop County in an effort to raise funds for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, which rescues and rehabilitates...  Website

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 15, 2013

Volunteers Sought For Ferret Spotlighting Effort

Once considered the most endangered mammal on the planet, the black-footed ferret continues its climb toward recovery in Arizona's Aubrey Valley. As part of this recovery effort, the Arizona Game and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 15, 2013

Arizona's Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program Celebrates 35 Years

For more than 35 years, Arizona's Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program has contributed to the tremendous growth of the state’s bald eagle population and helped save the lives of more than 60 eagle n... Full story

 By Jim Nichols    Boating    March 15, 2013

Storm Predicted For April 24 Through April 27

Desert Storm has over 50 boats signed up as of press time. I have uploaded the list of participants to the LakeRacer Web site; you can click there to see who is coming. It really will be a great event and I know you’ll be bummed if you miss it. My s... Full story


Lake Havasu Boat Show Coming Soon

The 22nd Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show is just ahead. This is one of the premier boat shows in the entire Southwest with over 50 different brands including family runabouts, pontoons, fishing boats, wakeboard/ski boats, deckboats, cruisers, PWCs and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    March 15, 2013

Fall-Hunt Recommendations Being Considered

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has hosted its series of public forums to meet with constituents about developing the 2013 fall hunt recommendations for deer, bighorn sheep, turkey, javelina,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    March 15, 2013

Special Elk Tag To Be Auctioned

A coveted Arizona Commissioners Special Elk Tag (good from Aug. 15, 2013- Aug. 14, 2014) is one of the premium auction items being offered during the 12th Annual Arizona Elk Society Banquet in Mesa,... Full story


New Book Brings Wildlife Management History To Life

When Arizona became a state in 1912, many wildlife species were in dire straits. Fifty years later, most wildlife species, especially game animals, were abundant beyond the hopes of even the most enthusiastic conservationist. A newly published book,... Full story

 By WDFW    WOOT    March 15, 2013

Halibut Seasons Shorter In Puget Sound

OLYMPIA – The fishing season for halibut will be shorter in Puget Sound this year, but anglers fishing off the southern coast of Washington will have an extra weekend day to fish for the big f... Full story

 By ODFW    WOOT    March 15, 2013

Oregon Department Of Fish And Wildlife

Trout are a great fishing opportunity for kids and families. Early season trout stocking is underway in several areas and some stocking schedules have been posted –others are coming soon. Ready to e... Full story


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