Articles from the October 1, 2015 edition

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Captain's Corner

The biggest concern that I have with the boating public is the lack of responsibility. What does that mean? When you sit behind the wheel of a boat, or on a personal watercraft or in front of the... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 1, 2015

Monster Bash 2015 Marks Eight Years

Monster Bash 2015 is upon us - Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 in Lake Havasu, Ariz. We are excited to announce we will be supporting Monster Bash 2015 as the Title Sponsor. We have the 2015... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 1, 2015

PWCs Sear The Waters At Havasu

34th Annual IJSBA World Finals This is the most venerable and prestigious single personal watercraft event in the world. The invitation-only policy is attracting over 750 personal watercraft racers fr... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 1, 2015

McDowell Continues Original Challenged America Mission

Shake Rattle and Troll Outdoors" recently took possession of a 42' Grand Banks trawler. The vessel is of mid-1970s vintage and is powered by twin 135 HP Lehman diesels. The vessel originally was being... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 1, 2015

Roosevelt Lake Cholla Closed

The Cholla boat ramp within Cholla Campground at Roosevelt Lake will be closed to the public Oct. 5-30 to allow completion of a pavement repair project on the boat-ramp access road. Cholla Campground... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2015

Winterizing Your Boat

Unlike this vessel, boats that are properly winterized (yes, even in Arizona) are most likely to enter next year's boating season without damage and ready to hit the water. Check online for BoatUS's... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    October 1, 2015

Marlin Makes History

This Pacific blue marlin weighed in at San Diego's Marlin Club at 662.2 # on Sept.23. This is a rare catch for these waters; they are generally found in warmer waters. However, area waters are warm... Full story


Lake Powell Report

The fall sports season has begun with college and professional football kicking off. Not to be outdone, husky professional-size striped bass in Lake Powell are lining up to compete against the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2015

Galley Proof - Mmm ... Fish Tacos

Stripers make for great fish tacos because of their mild, flaky, white meat, and medium texture. Also, the average-sized striper (10-12 inches) naturally fits into taco shells. If anything were meant... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2015

Stripers Take Center Stage At Pleasant

Some misspell them, "strippers." True enough, they are just that: strippers of line. Today, though, we'll be talking about stripers. Just northwest of Phoenix, the striped bass fishery is buzzing.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2015

Arizona Fall Events Feature Fishing

What: Peoria Police Department Family Fun Day When: Sunday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Rio Vista Park Lake, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381 Comments: Although the event is for the... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    October 1, 2015

'Respected Access In Arizona' Event Set For Nov. 7

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Tread Lightly! will host a special event Nov. 7 to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting access and enhancing outdoor recreational... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    October 1, 2015

AZGFD Director Re-Appointed To Prominent Presidential Wildlife Council

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced recently the reappointment of Arizona Game and Fish Director Larry Voyles to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2015

Arizona Bison Workshop Being Offered Oct. 10 Near Flagstaff

Since the early days of U.S. settlement, the bison has figured prominently in literature, folk lore, petroglyphs and even on U.S. currency. Now you can learn more about this North American icon at a... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    October 1, 2015

Help Needed To Document Endangered Black-Footed Ferret Numbers

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is once again seeking dedicated volunteers to help document endangered black-footed ferret numbers. As part of the black-footed ferret recovery effort, Game and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2015

Arizona Files Motion To Intervene In Federal Mexican Wolf Lawsuit

The State of Arizona and Office of the Arizona Attorney General early last month filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by several groups in July against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    RVing    October 1, 2015

Color Me An Arizona Autumn

Often hailed as Arizona's capital of autumn, Flagstaff is a leaf peeper's paradise. To experience the season at its most exhilarating visitors flock to the trails around 8,000 feet elevation; where... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    October 1, 2015

Mule Deer Doe Poached Near Forest Lakes

PINETOP, Ariz. -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a mule deer doe the week of Sept. 9. The mule... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    October 1, 2015

Waterfowl, Snipe Hunting Regulations Available Online

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2015-2016 Arizona Waterfowl and Snipe Regulations on The general waterfowl... Full story

 By WOT    Hunting    October 1, 2015

Court-Ordered Closure Does Not Affect Hunting

The Arizona Game and Fish Department assures hunters that a court-ordered closure of a small portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument to recreational shooting will not affect licensed hunting... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Celebrate the Coming of Fall at the Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park on October 3

(Phoenix, Arizona - September 15, 2015) - Come celebrate fall at Slide Rock State Park's Fall Festival on October 3, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying harvest and... Full story

 By GCNP    Events   

'Every Kid In A Park' Initiative

Grand Canyon National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. As of September 1, fourth grade students can now g... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Congratulations, Margie Anderson!

Editor's Note: All of us at Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times congratulate our Outdoor Editor Margie Anderson on her third win of the Arizona Game & Fish Commission's award f... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 1, 2015

Gas-Restricted Waters Not An Issue With An Electric Outboard

Many lakes and ponds are off-limits to gasoline-powered boats. Fishermen, photographers and naturalists rely on eco-friendly Flover electric outboard motors to explore these peaceful waters. Flover... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 1, 2015

ADED Lifts Fish Consumption Advisories On Gila River And Rributaries

Sept. 30, 2015 - The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today that it has lifted the consumption advisory for fish caught in the Gila River and its tributaries within and... Full story


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