Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

ON THE COVER - 'Quality Of Life' Includes 'Cool'

If you know Wayne Gustaveson of Waynes Words, you have heard him say, "[the] quality of life is measured by [the] amount of time spent fishing." During the Southwest summer months, we would add this: " ... spent fishing on or near cool waterways."

On page 8 (page 9 online) of this issue, Gustaveson writes of the great angling opportunities now at Lake Powell: "Lake Powell has lots of fish to catch."

Fishing - perhaps considered by many the ultimate activity in watersports - offers us a chance to get to cooler destinations and to recreate on or near area lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams.

Shown on the cover are Megan Sparks and Aubry Calkins, who really enjoyed fishing for stripers with bait at Buoy 25.  And, at press time, the water temperature at press time was a relatively cool 77-84F.

Overall, it seems that "fish to refresh" is not a bad idea at all during the Southwest summertime.

COMMUNITY - Lost Our Home Needs Help - It's hot. It's a hard time for our dog and cat companions. Please read how you can help.

WATERSPORTS - ASU Grad Swims English Channel - On July 4, Willie Schulz, graduate of Arizona State University, completed his dream of swimming the English Channel.

WILDLIFE - Nominations Open - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Commission Awards. The deadline for submission is Aug.


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