You can fish Arizona waters for free the next two Saturdays, making this an ideal time to take the family out for some fun and relaxing outdoor recreation. Arizona’s Free Fishing Days will be celebrated on June 1 and June 8 this year as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. On these Saturdays, no fishing licenses are required for persons fishing any public waters in Arizona. M ember that bag limits and other fishing regulations are in full effect and must be observed on Free Fishing Days. Kids under the age of 14 can fish for free all year long in Arizona, so this special fishing license exemption day means that the older kids and parents get a free pass for the day. Try fishing, you’ll like it! The Arizona Game and Fish Department will sponsor a number of Free Fishing Day clinics/events to give people the opportunity to try out this fun, family-oriented pastime. Loaner fishing rods, bait and instruction are provided for free at most of these venues.
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Gizzard Shad in Roosevelt
2013 - Payson - Outdoor Wildlife Fair
May 11, 2013 - The Payson Outdoor Wildlife Fair sponsored by the Arizona Game & Fish Department.
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Greg Trompass was the winner with the 54# 4oz white Seabass, they also had a 40+ Sht seabass and a 30# yellowtail.
The bite is on in both the Coronados and La Jolla.
With more than 36 years in natural resource conservation - including Chief of Natural Resources for the National Wildlife Refuge System, Deputy Assistant Director for Fisheries in the USFWS, and FWS Southeast Regional Director, ending as Conservation Director for B.A.S.S. (2004-2007 and 2011-2013).
"It has been so fulfilling, personally and professionally, to see the B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation program grow and deliver amazing on-the-ground conservation and angler benefits. I’ve especially enjoyed involvement with the tournament staff and the pro anglers, and I take pride in their efforts to implement the highest tournament fish care standards. I have no doubt that the really best years for B.A.S.S. and bass fishing are those to come."
“Whether you’re an experienced angler who wants to introduce a newcomer to the sport, or someone who’s always been interested but never took that next step, this is an ideal time to gather up some friends and family members and head out to your nearest urban lake, or head up to the cooler country to fish a lake or stream,” said Nick Walter, editor of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Weekly Fishing Report.
Noreen Clough retires as B.A.S.S. Conservation Director, August 9
The growing concern of the effects of Gizzard Shad on Roosevelt Lake has spawn how to fix the problem opinions, rumors, complaints, claim of dropping Tonto Basin property values, decreasing winter visitors fishing the lake and claims that major tournament circuits may be passing Roosevelt Lake in the future....
May 20: San Diego - Yellowtail Derby Results
On monday a 58# 6 oz Sht seabass was weighed in claim 1st place in the white seabass division.
June 8, 2013
Carp fishing fly rod tragedy
Brian captures Bryan Colby, of Prescott, struggling with a carp in Wyoming