Articles from the May 15, 2012 edition

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Tri-State Boating Safety Fair To Promote Life Jackets

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Boating officials from three states are teaming up once again to stress the importance of wearing a life jacket; they will be at the ninth annual Tri-State Boating Safety... Full story


Out With The Old; In With The New

Kevin Bergersen, boating-law administrator at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is surrounded by the pile of life jackets that people turned in so they could get new, updated ones — for free... Full story


Ike Signed It In 1958

The National Safe Boating Council is a membership organization with over 330 U.S. and Canadian members committed to reducing boating accidents and enhancing the boating experience. The Council is...


AZGFD Offers Grant Money To Improve Public Boating Facilities

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering $660,000 in federal grant money to enhance and improve public boating facilities at Arizona lakes and waterways. “If you enjoy boating on Arizona waters, this money is specifically for improving... Full story


Three Safety Tips To Safely Get You Through The Spring Fishing/Boating Season

In many parts of the country, people are asking when did winter end and spring begin? Anglers and boaters are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, but some may be forgetting that cold... Full story


Party Time!

As the Arizona weather warms, boating season gets into full swing. As do parties. If you want a fantastic day on the water with a group of family, friends, or co-workers, there is no better way than... Full story


Lake Powell Fish Report

For a little while longer, Lake Powell's water level is stable and temperature remains in the low 60s, which is ideal for excellent bass, walleye and crappie fishing. With day length and ambient... Full story


The Eyes Were Bigger Than The Stomach

It seems that this Bartlett Lake largemouth bass bit off more than he could chew. As Don McDowell of Shake, Rattle, and Troll Radio explained when asked if either or both of the fish could survive:... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2012

Day At The Docks 2012

Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports was once again represented at the San Diego Sportfishing Council's Day at the Docks in Point Loma. Leslie Manes, a longtime associate and friend,... Full story


Fishing Arizona

Hey, with temperatures in the deserts expected to soar into the triple digits, it might be time for a cool dose of scented pine air. Especially since we are getting great fishing reports from most of... Full story


Visiting The WOT/AZBW Booth

-- during Day at the Docks festivities are John Campbell and Miss Yellowtail Derby 2012, Delanie Gomes. Both stopped by the Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports booth to help promote... Full story


Happy Troller Plate Makes Anglers Smile

Slowing to optimum trolling speed no longer requires a trolling motor, hard-to-retrieve drag buckets or line-tangling drift socks. By blocking part of a prop's thrust with an aluminum plate, Happy... Full story


New Hunt Regulations Are Available Online

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the new 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet online at Hunters can start applying for a hunt permit-tag issued... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    May 15, 2012

Important Information For Sportsmen, Other Wildlife Enthusiasts — Part 2

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently distributed information addressing an “open letter” from a constituent group describing challenges facing sportsmen. The Department provided some addi... Full story


Solar Cooking

What a concept! Arizona is a great location for solar cooking, and it suits boating and watersports enthusiasts as well as campers (as shown in this photo) perfectly! Possible future articles may... Full story


Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: The Premier Eclipse Viewing Location

Join Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff on May 20 to experience a rare annular eclipse of the sun. Wahweap View, three miles north of the Carl Hayden Visitor Center on US Highway 89, is the... Full story


Reminder From The Lake Pleasant Sailing Club

Reminder From The Lake Pleasant Sailing Club National Safe Boating Week: May 19-May 26, 2012 LPSC is the proud recipient of a 2012 "WEAR IT!" Grassroots Outreach Campaign Grant.... Full story


ESA Decision Won’t Affect Bald-Eagle Management

The Arizona Game and Fish Department pledges to continue its proven protective management program for bald eagles even though the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently decided that the species in... Full story


Say ‘Cheese’!

New trail camera photos of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains are now being analyzed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to determine if it is the same one sighted there twice in 2011. The... Full story


Be ‘Bear Aware’ As Weather Warms Up

As spring temperatures continue to warm in our state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department advises people who camp, recreate or live in bear habitat to be “bear aware,” as bears are coming out of... Full story


Curl You Way To A Cool Summer

Now that the excitement of the 9th Annual Desert Ice Bonspiel is behind us, the Coyotes Curling Club turns towards the upcoming 2012 Summer League! The Summer League has always been a league where... Full story

 By Terry Gunn    Fishing    May 15, 2012

Lees Ferry Fishing Report

After more than two decades we decided it was time to upgrade our Web site, Our new site is live and I invite you visit us. You will find this new site to be loaded with information... Full story


Take Your Camera On Your Next Fishing Trip; You Could Win Big

There's a lot to pack before you head out for the spring/summer fishing season. Just don't forget the camera to take shots of your catch to submit to the BoatUS Angler "Catch of the Month" photo contest at, which kicks... Full story


Beat the Heat!

This summer there’s a “cool” chance to experience the wonders of the Sonoran desert while escaping the heat. Cave Creek Regional Park will be offering a variety of programs early in the... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    May 15, 2012

ATV Accident Shows Need For Helmets

An accident that injured a woman and her four grandchildren recently was a powerful reminder of the need for all-terrain vehicle riders to wear helmets. The woman packed her grandchildren onto an ATV... Full story


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