Articles from the May 15, 2013 edition

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 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    May 15, 2013

Did Santa Bring You A PWC? Take A Boating-Safety Class Before Hitting The Water!

If you got a personal watercraft (PWC) for the holidays, the U.S. Coast Guard urges you to take a boating-safety education class before you hit the water this summer. PWCs are an affordable way for... Full story


Lake Powell

One week after the spring fishing peak and fishing is still good. A lingering cold front has slowed fishing for bass slightly but stripers continue to eat bait in the southern lake. One disturbing not... Full story


Arizona Urban Fishing Report

The most recent catfish stocking at press time was the week of April 29 – May 4 at all Phoenix and Tucson area Urban waters. Cats from previous stockings have been biting very well on worms, stink baits, and hot dogs or shrimp fished on the b... Full story


Governor Signs SB 1223 (License Simplification)

Governor Jan Brewer on May 7 signed into law Senate Bill 1223, a bill that allows the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to set future hunting and fishing license structure and fees directly through a streamlined, customer-focused process. The bill, wh... Full story

 By Bill Roecker    Fishing    May 15, 2013

Fishing Long Range 101

In his "Net Update," Bill Roecker of highly recommends this DVD, Fishing Long Range 101, which is available at Full story


Record Flathead Catfish

RECORD! -- Eddie “Flathead Ed” Wilcoxson was asleep on the fold-out cot of his 24-foot pontoon boat on April 12, when what would become a state record flathead catfish began taking drag at Bartlett Lake. About 35 minutes later, at 2:37 a.m., Wil... Full story


Reminding Boaters

Clean! Drain! Dry! The early spring discovery of 14 adult quagga mussels at Lake Powell is a crucial reminder to boaters to clean, drain and dry their boats after every use to help prevent the spread... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    WOOT    May 15, 2013

Summertime In Sedona: 'And The Livin' Is Easy'

Sedona is not just a beautiful retreat from the blazing summer temperatures in the Valley of the Sun. No, it is much more than that: It is a place of peace and inspiration any season of the year. In... 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 except enjoy. Barlett Lake Marina’s Boat Club offers “b... Full story

 By Tim Bristol    Fishing    May 15, 2013

EPA Watershed Assessment Shows Clear Need For Clean Water Act Protection

Register Your comments with the EPA by 5/31/2013 and qualify for a trip to Bristol Bay. More information is available at ANCHORAGE – Sportsmen, A... Full story


Waterproof Battery Charger Recharges At Maximum Speed

Safety, speed and ease of use make Powermania's Turbo M208E the ideal battery charger for outdoor enthusiasts on the water or in other harsh environments. This compact dual bank, 8 Amp unit rapidly recharges the most commonly used 12V batteries to... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    May 15, 2013

New JBL Marine Stereo Offers Simple Install, Many Features

Adding to its range of all-environment multimedia stereo receivers products, Prospec Electronics introduces the JBLPRV170. This new stereo features Bluetooth® audio streaming and AM/FM radio. With a... Full story


In Memory Of 'Okie'

In a tragic drowning accident in Tempe Town Lake on April 20, the City of Tempe and many boating friends lost a dear friend and co-worker: Joseph M. “Okie” O’Connor. We join his many friends in sending our sympathy to his family and in celeb... Full story


Lake Geneva Resort to Host NMBA Annual Marine Lending Industry Conference

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa has been chosen as the site for the NMBA’s 2013 annual marine lending industry conference. The property, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, is located about 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. C... Full story


Secretaries Vilsack and Jewell Highlight Federal Preparedness for 2013 Western Wildfire Season

BOISE, ID – During a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell outlined the Federal Government’s efforts to ensure collaboration in pro... Full story


Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park’s longtime volunteer Sjors Horstman recently received a Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Service Award – the highest volunteer award in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Governor’s Volunte...


Coos Bay, Oregon - 2008 Annual Statewide Ambassadors & Greeters Convention

The Bay Area, consisting of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, is a truly unique community. Located on the Southern Oregon Coast, home to some of the most spectacular beaches and sand dunes in the world, the Bay Area has become a haven for outdoor... Full story


2013 Hollister Award Nomination

For over 30 years, the Lake Havasu Marine Association has been active in the Lake Havasu area fulfilling their Vision to provide a safe, clean lake and river environment by enhancing the public's boating experience. The Association membership is... Full story

 By CADBW    Boating    May 15, 2013

'Wear Your LIfe Jacket To Work Day May 17th

Sacramento, Calif. — This Casual Friday marked a fun way to show support for water safety by joining “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day.” Throughout the nation today, people promoted water safet... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2013

New Fish, New Leaders - International Yellowtail Derby San Diego

Derby Anglers weighed in their catch from Mexican waters and Coastal San Diego. Fish were weighed in from 7# 7 oz to 58# 6oz. Here are a couple of shots of the winning fish and winning Team. Greg... Full story


Get Out Of The Heat To Fool Hollow Lake

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in Show Low, Ariz., will hold summer interpretive programs May 25 through August 31. These summer interpretive programs will include nature walks, programs about... Full story


Summer/Fall Camping Reservations Open For Lyman Lake

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 water-skiing destination. The park... Full story


From The Director: An Invitation To Enjoy

As many of you know, our 28 Arizona State Parks are all open and still attracting more than 2.2 million visitors to Arizona. Even with high gas prices’ slowing campers in the rural western states, e... Full story



It is hard to believe that this year Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts village is turning 40! Maybe that wouldn't be so remarkable in another city where arts and culture have been celebrated for decades or even centuries. Sedona, however, which had a... Full story


A Grand Canyon Celebration Of Art

The Grand Canyon Association and Arizona Public Service are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park. This event features twenty-six artists... Full story


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