On The Cover July 2023
'The Fish Are Jumpin'
July 1, 2023
Years ago, when I was in my home town of Yakima, Wash., my dad gave my husband and me tickets to see Louis Armstrong. He was marvelous, and I still remember his singing "Summer time and the livin' is easy; fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high ... ". In fact, as I read the fishing stories that come across my desk, I can still hear Armstrong's fantastic rendition of "Summertime".
Here in Arizona, the fish are definitely "jumpin", and there are great reports available from those who know: Arizona Game & Fish Department, Bass Junkyz, Mike Hofarth, our writers John and Margie Anderson, among others.
This issue we feature two articles that may apply to your angling techniques: Carolina rigging and split-shotting with an expert from past tournaments, Greg Warne.
As you enjoy your summer fishing, we wish you tight lines and "jumpin' fish".
'On The Road Again'
The Andersons take us for a ride.
Boaters, HOV riders, anglers need to be extra cautious.
Be Bear Aware
Their activity increases as temperatures rise.
July 1: Canada Day
July 4: Independence Day
DOWNSTREAM - 'Summertime And The Livin' Is Easy' Page 2
BOATING - Hand Signals For Safety Page 4
TACKLE & TARGET - Tonto Creek Hatchery closes to the public Page 8
LAND CRUISING - A Salute To Our Forests Page 11
WESTERN WILDLIFE - Be Careful Of Coyotes Page 14