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2-pound catfish coming to urban lake near you soon

Plan to have stout fishing line on your poles when visiting the Urban Program Lakes this fall season – the channel catfish are expected to average 2-plus pounds when the stockings recommence on the week of Sept. 21-26.
“Those looking to hook some larger fish this fall will want to visit the urban lakes for the [...]

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Pena Blanca Lake to open for public viewing

Courtesy the Coronado National Forest

TUCSON – Pena Blanca Lake west of Nogales, Arizona on the Nogales Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, which has been closed since October 2008 due to an environmental clean-up project, will partially re-open Friday, Sept. 4.
While the Lake has not refilled with water, the public [...]

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Fire updates

Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff, AZ – Firefighters have been working diligently on the several wildland fires across the Coconino National Forest.
Reservoir Fire

Location: Approximately 7 miles east of Clint’s Well near Blue Ridge Reservoir
Size: 150 acres
Containment: 50 percent
Fuels/Terrain: Ponderosa Pine debris and grasses in rough, rocky [...]

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Cabela’s Offers Free Women-Only Intro to Outdoors Day Camp

GLENDALE, AZ. – Cabela’s is offering women an opportunity to get involved in the great outdoors by offering six free mini-seminars during a one day female-only camp on Saturday, Aug.15, 2009 at the retailer’s store in Glendale.
The morning sessions will begin at 8:45 a.m. and include an introduction to handguns, shotguns [...]

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Lab confirms Havasu carp died from virus

The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Washington State University has confirmed that a recent carp die-off at Lake Havasu is from the Koi Herpes Virus, which also killed carp in Lake Mohave in May, said Arizona Game and Fish biologists.Koi Herpes Virus (KHV), which can impact carp as water temperatures [...]

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Lake Powell Launching Restrictions this week

Page, AZ – Effective June 29, 2009, you must have your boat inspected for quagga mussels prior to launching at Lake Powell — self-certification of watercraft at will no longer be an option at all major launch ramps and screening.
Personnel will be available daily for screening from 4:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. [...]

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Native Fish Cam at Bubbling Ponds honored with Top 10 Cam Award

Native Fish Cam at Bubbling Ponds honored with Top 10 Cam Award
BUBBLING PONDS – The intriguing “Native Fish Cam” at the Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been honored with Earth Cam’s Top 10 Cam award.
“We have installed an underwater camera at our Bubbling Ponds [...]

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If you drink booze and operate a boat, plan to get caught

Heavy law enforcement patrol efforts from the tri-state region will remove impaired boaters from the Colorado River at the end of the month as part of Operation Dry Water, a countrywide movement that has 48 states increasing OUI enforcement and awareness.
Operation Dry Water is a national campaign that was created to detect and remove impaired [...]

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Effort beginning to restore native fish at Stillman Lake

Arizona Game and Fish Department
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
KINGMAN, Ariz.  – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department – with assistance from Prescott Flycasters, The Nature Conservancy, and other volunteers are beginning a native fish restoration effort at Stillman Lake starting this week.
The ‘lake’ is actually a large pool of [...]

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Native Fish Cam at Bubbling Ponds honored with Top 10 Cam Award

BUBBLING PONDS – The intriguing “Native Fish Cam” at the Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been honored with Earth Cam’s Top 10 Cam award.
“We have installed an underwater camera at our Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery near Sedona, which is where we raise unique native [...]

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