Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

One The Cover July 2018 - It's 'Catchin' Time!

Wayne Gustaveson has shared this photo of Sharon Hunt who completed her week-long fishing trip to Lake Powell after catching a mixed bag of striped bass, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Her expression makes a good point: Now's a great time to go fishing - and to cool off in the process at one of the Southwest's northern lakes.

Even right at home, the Community Fishing Program offers some great fun for the kids and their families.

In our "Tackle & Target" section of this issue, reel-in more angling news such as Margie Anderson's "Arizona Lakes:Arizona Pros" article that features Lawrence Dwonch, the possible record-setting monster Gila trout catch, and for salt-water anglers, a note about The Modern Fish Act.

It's summer. It's hot. However, it is also an excellent time to cast your lines for some seasonal fun and relaxation. Enjoy!

LAND CRUISING - Wildland Fire Danger Is High

This 1985 (wikipedia) Smokey Bear poster with part of his admonition, "Only you can prevent forest fires" says it



The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds everyone to be Bear Aware, following separate incidents where habituated bears became a public safety threat and needed to be humanely euthanized under department policy.

We thank all those who are saving lives and property in our precious outdoors: the wild-land firefighters. And, kudos to all the outdoor folk who do their part in obeying the vital fire restrictions this season.


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