March 2006

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Arizona's Boating and Recreational Newspaper

Welcome to, perhaps, Arizona's foremost boating and recreational newspaper.

We have the latest in sailing, boating, RV adventure, fishing, bass fishing (don't confuse the two) cruising to foreign destinations, and just about anything else fun to do in or from our lovely and diverse state. Believe me, it took real talent to get that last sentence past the line editors (and not necessarily writing talent).

We are the best source around for Arizona boating news and bring you articles monthly on all outdoor activities in the state.

We welcome your input and encourage you to contact us with your ideas for stories or to suggest products you would like to see reviewed.

To pick up the latest issue of Arizona Boating and Watersports, please locate the circulation outlet nearest you by using the drop-down list or clicking on a state at the bottom of this page.

Warm regards,
Jim Allen, publisher

AZGFD Reports On The Lakes

Darla Bardelli Represents Arizona on the Women's Bassmaster Tour for 2006

2005 Has Been The Year For FisherGirl

Photo: Darla Bardelli, a member of the Women�s Bassmaster Tour for 2006, poses next to her boat.
(Darla's Web site:

You may have heard of FisherGirl by now as the company was recognized internationally this past summer in Las Vegas, Nev., by ICAST. If you have not, read on.

Milton, Ontario-based FisherGirl Inc. ( won ICASTS�s 2005 New Product Showcase Award -Best in Category Rod & Reel combo for its Mermaid line.

FisherGirl Inc. "soft-launched" its� exclusive line of women�s fishing rods and equipment in the Canadian market early in 2005 and was officially debuting its line to the world at the ICAST show in Las Vegas in July... more

Coast Guard AuxillaryCoastal Navigation Program Scheduled for the month of March

An eight session "Coastal Navigation" program is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7 p.m., beginning March 14 and ending April 6, at the Paradise Valley Police Station. The Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will be educating boaters on the finer points of navigation, including the use of nautical charts, navigators' tools and instruments, piloting and course plotting.

This program is rarely offered; so don't miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to safely navigate area and costal waters. Participants enrolling in this program should first have completed an eight hour (or greater) boating safety course such as "America's Boating Course" or have a working knowledge of boating terminology. A $150 fee will be charged. You can reserve your space by e-mailing or find more information at

Big Bass Days

Bill Luke Big Bass Days: Bigger Than Ever

Photo Credit: Margie Anderson

Bill Luke Big Bass Days just seems to get bigger and bigger every year. BBD is a bass- fishing tournament with weigh-ins every hour, every day starting at 9 a.m. on Friday.... more


Sportamens Expo

Sixth Annual International Sportsmen�s Expo Just Around The Corner 

Photo credit: International Sportmen's Expo

A Family Affair

Arizona�s largest sportsmen�s show at Arizona State Fairgrounds March 10-12, 2006 features four buildings packed with the latest in adventure vacations, camping, and fishing and hunting accessories. A remarkable event "Splash Dogs" will debut at the show.... more


Lake Havasu Lighthouse

Lake Havasu To Host First Annual Lighthouse Festival

Photo credit: Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club

SAFETY LIGHTS -- Miniature lighthouse replicas keep popping up on Lake
Havasu, all in the name of boater safety. To promote the cause, the first
annual Lake Havasu City Lighthouse Festival is set for March 11 at Windsor
State Beach. Shown is the Manning Memorial replica.

Story By Karen Scanlon

Miniature lighthouse replicas keep popping up in visible places on Lake Havasu � all in the name of boater safety. To promote the cause, preparations are well underway for the first Annual Lake Havasu City Lighthouse Festival on March 11 at Windsor State Beach, Lake Havasu � time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Welcome are all boaters, lighthouse enthusiasts, and people who seek adventure. It�s a family event, and you�ll find plenty of parking, food, and novelties vendors, and enjoy free admission to the Arizona State Park. You don�t need a boat to partake of the fun.... more


Time to Ride

Getting Ready For A Trouble-Free Powersports Season!

By Tim Logsdon

Yes. It is time to "de-winterize" your Powersports toys. With the best of intentions, I had planned to winterize my PWC machines last fall, but I never seemed to have the time to charge batteries or add fuel stabilizer to the tank... more


Photo and Story by Jim Kelly

Life Safer Inc's Personal Retriever Gets USCG OK

On Dec. 22, 2005 the U.S. Coast Guard approved a new water-safety device for the first time in over five years.

The last invention to get their nod was inflatable suspenders, a boon to individual protection for fishermen and merchant marines. This time the approval will help to save the lives of anyone who might be drowning. The newly approved device is the award-winning Personal Retriever designed and marketed by Life-Safer, Inc. .. more


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