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Articles from the June 15, 2013 edition

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  • San Diego, You're Invited - Celebrate The Fourth On San Diego Bay

    Maritime Museum of San Diego

    The best place to celebrate the Fourth of July will be at the Maritime Museum again this year. The observation deck of the museum’s historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley provides a spectacular view of the fireworks show over San Diego Bay. A delicious picnic dinner will be provided at two seatings. One from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and the other from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks viewing are included with museum admission and guests are welcome to watch fireworks from several ships as well as the new m... Full story

  • A Cool Idea For Arizonans


    The Progressive Insurance® San Diego International Boat Show cruises into Harbor Island June 20-23, featuring more boats, more attractions, and more learning opportunities than ever before, providing boaters and non-boaters alike a chance to enjoy four days of fun on the water. As the region’s premier boating event, the 2013 Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show, in partnership with the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) and San Diego Superyacht Association, is 30 pe... Full story

  • YTD 2013

    AZBW, International Yellowtail Derby|Jun 15, 2013

    The early June awards party at the Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego, honored the best anglers of the 2013 International Yellowtail Derby. Marc Nunes of Point Loma was the overall Yellowtail (YT) winner with a 35-pound fish he caught off La Jolla on live bait. He was rewarded with $5,000 in cash and prizes and his weight in Ballast Point Pale Ale, measured by the Scale-O-Ale and witnessed by anglers and friends. Second place was Greg Trompas, with a 32-pound, 5-ounce YT and also was in third place... Full story

  • Stay And Play At San Diego's SeaWorld Summer Nights


    School is out and there is no better way to spend the evenings in San Diego than by visiting “Summer Nights at SeaWorld®.” After the sun has set, the marine-life park is illuminated as SeaWorld’s family of killer whales star in their own rock ’n’ roll concert featuring hot lights and cool tunes. Laughter can be heard as silly sea lions and mischievous otters wreak havoc on stage. Then, as the evening comes to a crescendo, SeaWorld’s “Into the Blue” fireworks light up the night’s sky alon... Full story

  • San Diego's Famous Zoo Welcomes You

    Jun 15, 2013

    ANOTHER FAVORITE -- One of the favorite summer destinations is the San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif., housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Its parent organization, San Diego Zoo Global, is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people.San Diego Zoo pioneered the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create... Full story

  • San Diego Memories

    Jun 15, 2013

    This photo from the late '90s was taken at the Bali Hai Restaurant, Point Loma, of former staff of The Log newspaper. Three of them are now with Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports: Jim Allen, publisher, Carol Allen, editor, and Leslie Manes, San Diego distribution manager. Two other former Log staff are John Campbell, director of the International Yellowtail Derby and contributor to WOT/AZBW and Angie Roddy Ogden, our production manager.... Full story

  • Spring Chinook Fishing To Reopen On Three Sections Of The Snake River

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife|Jun 15, 2013

    OLYMPIA - Three sections of the Snake River will reopen to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon, beginning with a stretch of the river near Clarkston later this week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The Clarkston section of the river will be open Friday and Saturday each week beginning June 14-15. The two other sections of the river that will reopen to spring chinook salmon fishing include a section below Ice Harbor Dam that will be open Monday of each week beginning June 17, and a section near... Full story

  • Free Seminar Provides San Francisco Bay/Delta Marina And Yacht Club Operators Oil Spill Emergency Resource Information

    CADBW, California Department of Boating and Waterways|Jun 15, 2013

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — San Francisco Bay/Delta marinas and yacht clubs are invited to a free seminar that presents oil spill response resource information. The free seminar will take place July 11 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oakland. Space is limited. Registration by July 5 is required. As waterfront stakeholders, marina and yacht club operators possess extensive local waterway and boating knowledge. The seminar will cover information on: California’s oil spill response structure Office of Spi... Full story

  • Hales' Marine Service And Transport

    AZBW|Jun 15, 2013

    We have had the pleasure of dealing with Ed Hale of Hales Marine Service since the early beginnings of Arizona Boating & Watersports. Hales has always been there when we needed them. We are proud to consider Ed Hale a friend. – Jim & Carol Allen Hales Marine Service offers a full-service boat yard and boat transportation around the country for all sizes and types of boats. Services include: Fiberglass/Aluminum Hull Repair; Transport (local and nationally); Custom gel-coat and Metalflake m... Full story

  • 'Suvoyuki Day' Celebrates Hopi Partners

    Arizona State Parks|Jun 15, 2013

    "Suvoyuki" translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a "joint effort." Suvoyuki Day is an open house on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homolovi State Park that celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi-area archaeological and cultural sites from destruction. There will be activities throughout the day, including special archaeological-site tours held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cultural artists and demonstrators will also be on...

  • Visit Camping Central At Arizona State Parks Headquarters

    Arizona State Parks|Jun 15, 2013

    Arizona State Parks' headquarters is now "Camping Central." Arizonans are welcome to stop by and pick up a bag of brochures, maps and information about all the facilities where you can camp, hike, fish, have reunions, weddings, special events and business retreats. There are more than 1,000 campsites, so whether you are a tent camper, RV camper or need a nice cozy camping cabin or yurt, our customer service representatives will help visitors find the best place to camp and give everyone a state... Full story

  • Volunteers Sought For Maricopa Trail Maintenance

    Maricopa County Parks|Jun 15, 2013

    The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking individuals, organizations and agencies to assist with maintenance efforts for Maricopa Trail. The Maricopa Trail is a non-motorized, shared-use, multi-modal corridor used for transportation and recreation that resides under the jurisdiction of multiple federal, state and local agencies but is spearheaded by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. “Now that more than half of the 376-mile trail system has b... Full story

  • Annual Fire Bans Implemented

    Jun 15, 2013

    The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has initiated its annual fire ban as have other land-management agencies throughout Arizona. “This winter, portions of the Valley received a significant amount of rain. While the showers produced a beautiful wildflower season, they also increased fuel loads of ground coverage and brush in the parks, which intensifies the possibility of wildfires. As a precaution, the department began its annual fire ban after Memorial Day weekend,” said Maricop... Full story

  • What Do Sheep, A Steamboat Have In Common?

    Jun 15, 2013

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the Dolly Steamboat and the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, is hosting a public workshop to see and learn about desert bighorn sheep, one of Arizona’s most fascinating large mammals. This special event includes two parts. The first is an evening classroom session where participants can learn about bighorn sheep, their natural history, management and historical significance from biologist Bruce Sitko, a long-time student of b... Full story

  • Orphaned Wildlife Not What It Seems

    Jun 15, 2013

    Young wildlife can be encountered throughout the spring and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds the public that wildlife, like humans, will take steps to protect their young. For wildlife, leaving young behind is generally a protective slight-of-hand trick by animals as a response to a potential threat. These animals have not been abandoned and should not be whisked away by well-intentioned individuals. Such an action can have dire consequences for wildlife and your wallet. “The i... Full story

  • Big Changes!

    Wayne Gustaveson, www.wayneswords.com|Jun 15, 2013

    Lake level is slowly rising, but that is not as important as the rise in water temperature. During May the surface temperature was consistently in the 60s, which was great for bass fishing. During June, lake temperature have been in the 70s, which means young shad are growing large enough to draw interest from lake predators. The immediate result of new shad presence is a dramatic change in sport fish behavior. Last week’s report was all about stationary schools of striped bass that were easy t... Full story

  • 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Presented by Rolex

    Media Pro International for Rolex Watch U.S.A|Jun 15, 2013

    Newport, R.I., USA (June 13, 2013) – Many of the world’s best known yacht clubs were established under royal patronage or granted the privileged title at some point in their history. Eleven that fall into that category are among the 20 yacht club teams that will compete from September 7-14, 2013, on Swan 42s in the 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, including Real Club Náutico de Barcelona (Barcelona, ESP), Royal Belgian Sailing Club (Zeebrugge, BEL), Royal Cork Yacht Club (Crosshaven, IRL) and the Royal Swedish Yach... Full story

  • Central Coast Spring All-Depth Fishery Will Be Open June 20-22

    Oregon Department Of Fish & Wildlife|Jun 15, 2013

    Columbia River Subarea—There has been approximately 3,100 pounds landed. This leaves approximately 6,300 pounds (67%) of the spring quota remaining. Average weight so far this season is 16 pounds. This fishery is open every Friday-Sunday. Central Oregon Coast Subarea Spring All-Depth season—Through the June 6-8 opener, the total landings are 85,512 pounds. The weather during the last opening kept many anglers off the water. Landings last week were approximately 10,000 pounds. This leaves 35,435 pounds or 29% of the spring all-depth quota rem...

  • A Washington Fish Tale - Novice Catches The Chinook That Almost Got Away

    Cara Mott Lanphere|Jun 15, 2013

    I was visiting my family in Wenatchee, Wash., in late May, early June. My dad Bill Mott had scheduled a guided fishing trip for us with Brad Wagner of Bobber Down Guide Service — a half-day with my dad and me, and the other half-day, my husband Mac and brother Chris would be joining Wagner for the second tour. This day was the perfect time for the first run of the Chinook salmon in the Icicle River. A tributary to the Wenatchee, the Icicle is a small river running through the Central Cascade M...

  • Arizona - Anglers Can Enjoy Unlimited Rainbow Trout At C.C. Cragin

    AZBW|Jun 15, 2013

    Anglers are invited to take advantage of unlimited bag and possession limits for trout at C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge Reservoir) until April 1, 2014. Because the Salt River Project is pumping water from C.C. Cragin until Nov. 1, there is a potential fish kill due to the lower water levels. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently approved a new regulation to give the public an opportunity to fish for these trout as the water is drawn during the summer and trout become more vulnerable to being... Full story

  • In Memory

    Jun 15, 2013

    We at Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Cathy Driscoll, our friend for many years when our publisher Jim and our editor Carol Allen had their boat at Driscoll’s Wharf and Marina in San Diego. Our thoughts are with Cathy’s many friends and family.... Full story

  • 'Fish Arizona'

    AZGFD, Arizona Game & Fish Department|Jun 15, 2013

    Tip Of The Week If you're bass fishing and having a hard time with standard techniques such as the dropshot or Texas rig, try something a little different: Flick-shaking. This method can include a 1/16-ounce jig hook, and a 5 ½-inch flick shake worm (made by Jackall or Bass Pro Shops). Hook the worm right in the middle so that it’s whacky style. Try a spinning rod and 8-pound test line. As the jig sinks, pull up a bit to see if a bass is hitting the worm on the fall. Once the bait hits the bo... Full story

  • AZGFD Invites Input On New Concept Hunt And Fish Licenses, Prices

    AZGFD|Jun 15, 2013

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public input in the development of new hunting and fishing license structure and fees, as authorized by the recent passage of Senate Bill 1223. For information on the new concept licenses go to www.azgfd.gov/licensesimplification. This site also includes Web casts of the Phoenix public meeting, a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and handout, and information on how to provide comment and input. It’s important to keep in mind that the l... Full story

  • U.S. Coast Guard Sheds More Light

    Jun 15, 2013

    Specific lighting configurations are required for boats operating between sunset and sunrise or in times of restricted visibility. The U.S. Inland Rules apply inside the demarcation lines at the entrances to inlets, bays, rivers, etc. The demarcation lines are shown on coastal charts as magenta dashed lines. Once outside of the demarcation lines, International Rules apply. Do not assume that your boat came from the factory or showroom with all the proper equipment. It's your responsibility to make sure your boat shows the proper lights... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Marine Association Receives Award For Boating Safety

    Jun 15, 2013

    At the recent annual meeting of the Western States’ Boating Administrator Association in Flagstaff, Ariz., the Lake Havasu Marine Association (LHMA) was the honored recipient of the Hollister Award that recognizes outstanding service in the field of boating safety by individuals or groups (public or private). “Clearly the LHMA has made a positive impact to recreational boating safety in the Lake Havasu area and they are to be commended,” said State Boating Law Administrator for the Arizo... Full story

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