Articles from the April 15, 2013 edition

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Arizona's Largest Boat Show

The 22nd Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, sponsored by Teague Custom Marine, is only a few days away, opening on Friday, April 19 for a three-day run at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 on London... Full story

 By Jim Nichols    Boating    April 15, 2013

Performance Plus

There are days left before Desert Storm week arrives in Lake Havasu! If you're thinking of joining, please get signed up; we have plenty of room for more Poker Runners and Shootout entries. The Nautical Resort is, of course, sold out, but many... Full story


Boat Of The Future

Compass North Industries, LLC/ Bravada/Axiom Yachts is just starting to build this boat; it's called Axiom. Dustin Duea of Compass North Industries, LLC has issued the following invitation: "I would... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    April 15, 2013

Arrival Of Boating Season Brings Safety Reminders

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind all boaters, anglers, and personal watercraft users that this year’s boating season has arrived and to please exercise safe, responsible p... Full story



PAGE, Ariz. — A new Personal Watercraft (PWC) regulation went into effect on January 1, which requires PWC operating on Lake Powell to meet 2006 emission standards established by the Environmental P... Full story


Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron Course Begins Soon

America's Boating Course Presented by Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron Start Date: April 24, 2013 Schedule: 6:30 - 8:30 (Wednesday evenings for four weeks) Location: Sprortsman's Warehouse 19205 N... Full story


Stick It To Those Mussels!

Editor, 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 California, Arizona, and Nevada could kill our weekend boater... Full story


If You Crew, We'd Like You

Editor, It's not just for boat owners, but for crew as well and right now you can join for the initiation fee ($150) and half the annual dues ($62.50), because the AYC year is half over. (You'll need to renew your membership for $125 next summer.)... Full story


San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico

Just shy of 4.5 hours south of the U.S.-Arizona border in the second-largest state in Mexico lies a truly unknown treasure for anyone and everyone who loves the ocean. The Sea of Cortes, affectionately named the “World’s Aquarium” by Jacques Coust... Full story


Over 4,000 Expected At Cabo Marine Boat Show

LOS CABOS, Mexico — For the last four years, one of Mexico’s most popular boat shows has been held annually at the IGY Marina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Cabo Marine Show returns on May1 thr... Full story


Space Still Available For 'Becoming An Outdoors Woman'

If you would like to learn outdoor skills such as fly-fishing, archery, wilderness medicine or paddling a canoe, you'll want to sign up for the spring Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop scheduled for April 19-21 at Friendly Pines just outside... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    April 15, 2013

The Yellowtail Derby Now A Spring Fishing Feature

The first 28 years of the Yellowtail Derby, began the end of March 1946 and ran for six months. Anglers were more interested in tuna in the fall. We listened! The move to spring in 2011 brought many... Full story


Verde River Watershed Fish Management Plan Process Begins

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has begun creating a watershed-based fisheries management plan for the Verde River and is accepting public input on the development process. The plan, when ultimately finished, will provide t... Full story


Lake Powell Report

Stripers are still running along the canyon walls in the southern lake. They spilled into the main channel 3 weeks ago and have been eager to hit bait offered by anglers ever since. I have heard they... Full story


AZGFD Gives Optimistic Angling Report

You've probably seen it before: Every stretch is different. The way the banks wind and present a new portrait of our meadows and trees and mountains changes with each jaunt to another fishing hole. Spring surely is here. As we hit another stretch of... Full story


Draw Results For 2013 Elk, Pronghorn Hunts Available

The draw results for Arizona’s 2013 elk and pronghorn antelope big-game hunts are available by visiting and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link. Applicants can also find out if they were... Full story


At Bartlett Lake

Why own a boat when you can use the entire fleet for less than half the cost? “Your” boat is always serviced and ready to go. It is maintained by the pros at Bartlett Lake Marina. You do nothing excep... Full story


Women Of The Outdoors Offer Learning Opportunity

Arizona Outdoors Activities Group is a non-profit Meetup group that was founded by Kathleen Winans and Marsha Bidwell in September 2010. One of the things we noticed with other outdoor groups was that... Full story


Outdoor Hall Of Fame Nominations Needed By April 25

The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year's inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting... Full story


Outdoor Expo Draws 35,000 Over Weekend, Record 17,000 On Sunday

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's 2013 Outdoor Expo drew 35,000 people over the March 23-24 weekend at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Sunday's attendance of 17,000 was a record for... Full story


Arizona State Parks Board Approved 15 Trails

The Arizona State Parks Board approved 15 trails to the Arizona State Trails System at the March 20, 2013 Parks Board meeting. Arizona State Parks manages the Arizona State Trails System that has been established to recognize and promote... Full story


Arizona State Parks Board Authorizes Eight Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund Projects

The Arizona State Parks Board authorized eight Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Fund projects totaling $778,563 at a recent 2013 Parks Board meeting. The statewide OHV Program uses funds from the... Full story


Catalina State Park Celebrating 30th anniversary on May 4, 2013

Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 4, 2013. Arizona State Parks and the Friends of Catalina State Park are co-sponsoring a daylong celebration that... Full story


Rocks, Raptors, Reptiles Highlight Oracle State Park's Weekend Programs

Spring activities at Oracle State Park, Center for Environmental Education, include wildlife programs (see schedule below) guided bird walks and hikes, tours of the historic Kannally Ranch House, and... Full story


County, City of Williams Reopen Cataract Lake County Park

Following a $2.1 million investment from Coconino County voters, Cataract Lake County Park reopened to the public in Williams April 13. “Renovating Cataract Lake County Park is a project and investment that was a long-time coming,” said County Dis... Full story


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