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January 2009

Fishing Talk Radio | New Product Reviews

This Weeks News February 15, 2009
Boat Dealers — Service Shops — If you are looking for a way to boost your income you need to check this out. Call Bryan 480.221.0503 or e-mail bryan@bartlettlake.com at Bartlett Lake Marina and find out how you can increase your income.

Tell Bryan you heard about this from Jim at Arizona Boating & Watersports news magazine and receive a 5% discount.
For more on Bartlett Lake go to www.azbw.com/Bartlett_Lake_Aqua_Lodge_Boat_Club.php

Shows & Events

Arizona Yacht Club Updates
Sailing Racing Rules Seminar
Olympic Silver Medalist Sailor to Speak in Phoenix
Special Showing of Disney Sailing Film
For the complete stories please go to

Hundreds of RV's Line Up For Annual Arizona Sportsmen's, Vacation & RV Show
The annual Arizona Sportsmen's, Vacation and RV Show will preview the newest in motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, and campers February 19th to 22nd at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Arizona Travel Show
February 21st and 22nd Visit their web site for more information.

International Sportsmen's Expo
Returns to University of Phoenix Stadium in Late February
ISE will feature nearly 400 exhibitors covering the entire outdoors sports experience. February 27th through March 1st

AZGFD 2009 Outdoor Expo Slated For Late March
The Arizona Game and Fish Department presents its popular outdoor expo March 28th and 29th at the Ben Avery Shooting facility in North Phoenix.

Firebird International Raceway
Monster Truck Nationals and Lakefest

Family Fun, Awesome Power and Blazing Speed Converge at Upcoming 11th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Monster Truck Nationals and Lakefest
MONSTER TRUCKS — including Bounty Hunter, Big Foot, Avenger, Brutis, Unnamed and Untamed, Nasty Boy, and MORE
TRUCK SHOW N' SHINE — featuring more than 200 trucks expected to register from throughout the Southwest
TEST DRIVE EXPERIENCE — event guests can drive brand new trucks on a customized off-road course. Test them all
JET DRAGSTERS — watch as airplane engine + car + track collide for speeds topping 225 MPH
AFTERMARKET EXPO — featuring more than 100 booths with truck fans favorite products
BOATS — That's Right! This year the IHBA Season Opener is part of the Monster Truck Nationals Weekend.
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Special Boat Sale

This beautiful 2009 Skeeter ZX190 is only $22,495 now at Open Throttle Marine.
Your going to hate yourself if you miss this great bargain.


San Diego Boat Show Exhibitor Party — Dawny Pack, shown at the far right
www.azbw.com/images/Boat_Show_Exibitor_Party_Ladies_Of_The_Party.JPG of this group of party-going enthusiasts, has once again steered the Southwest boating community to a successful event: the San Diego Boat Show Exhibitor Party, held in the heart of the San Diego Gaslamp district.

This January party is now added to a growing list of successful events for the community, including the November " Boat Bash " and the December " Tiz the Season. "

For the full story and the date and time of the next party go to —


Events List


Matt Ploharski - JackAZ Angler

I began fishing young at the age of 5 Years old with my family and have had the passion for fishing ever since.

I have developed different styles and techniques, which has made me different from everyone else and successful at the same time to produce fish. I have learned to adapt to fishing in all seasons and weather changes which has made me become successful in producing fish.

We are currently fishing the JackAZ circuits which are placed 19TH out of 129 top anglers.I am currently on the Tracker Marine pro team and am on the pro staff and get support from Bass Pro Shops, Blueheron Tackle company ,Triplefish line company.

For the complete story with photo go to

For more information about JackAZ go to


Ammunition Accountability Act
News From The Field Is News From The Field Is " Write On Target"
Delete That E-Mail; Check Out These Geese

By Margie Anderson
Have you gotten a frantic e-mail alerting you to legislation that would require manufacturers to put ID numbers on both bullets and casings? What they want is to have each box of "handgun and assault weapon" ammo to be so labeled � each box of ammo would have a unique number, and the buyer would be required to present a driver�s license and have his/her name and other info recorded in case the bullets or brass were found at the scene of a crime. For the complete article go to www.azbw.com/Ammunition_Accountability_Act.php

New Apprentice Hunting License Offers "Test Drive" At No Cost � Effective January 1 the Arizona Game & Fish Department began offering a new �Apprentice Hunting License� at no charge to encourage existing hunters to become mentors and introduce a friend, neighbor, relative or co-worker to the traditions and importance of hunting.

Rock The Boat & Superstition Search & Rescue Update

Another Great Sponsor Joins Rock The Boat

Marco Distefano of Arizona Marine Outfitters is telling the Rock The Boat film crew about Arizona Marine Outfitters and how they became a Rock The Boat sponsor.

Arizona Boating & Watersports is proud to have Arizona Marine Outfitters join the Rock The Boat crew.

Arizona Marine Outfitters offers a unique blend of services. Founded by Tom Gazda and Marco Distefano, boating enthusiasts and residents of the valley. Arizona Marine Outfitters is unique in its collaboration of two distinct yet complimentary areas of expertise. This powerful combination offers our customers a diversified menu of services.

For more information on Arizona Marine Outfitters visit
www.azmarineoutfitters.com e-mail them
info@marineoutfitters.com or call

For the complete story go to

Special Thanks To
ABC Marine abcmarinecanvas@hotmail.com
Swim Platforms www.swimplatforms.com
Martin Marine katiemartin@qwest.net
LW Motorsports lwmotorsports1@gmail.com

RV & Camping

Wildlife Web Site Provides New Adventures Everyday � Watching wildlife is one of the most economical recreational activities families can do together. Visitors come to Arizona from around the world to see the diversity of animal species living in the Sonoran desert, the tops of the mountainous sky islands or in the vast northern regions of the Colorado River plateau. Visit the new website at


" Frozen Watersports" Season Begins In Arizona
Contact Darryl Horsman if you are interested in participating in the amazing sport of curling in 2009. The 12 week winter league began this month. Partnering with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Coyotes Curling Club has vouchers for hockey games at a reduced price.

Boat For Sale

List Your Boat Here jim@azbw.com
48� Uniflite Sportfisher 2 bait tanks/ teak/ sleeps 6/ new interior/ hd top/ outriggers/ turn key condition

Public Service

Arizona Heritage Alliance

Letter To The Editor - Work On State Parks Heritage Fund Grant Projects Stopped

From — Arizona Heritage Alliance mail@azheritage.org
To — Arizona Boating & Watersports:
Sent — Thursday, February 05, 2009 2:41 PM
Subject — All work on State Parks Heritage Fund grant projects has been stopped.


You are aware the Arizona State Legislature is in the process of resolving a $1.5 billion dollar budget shortfall for the remainder of fiscal year 2009 and a $3.5 billion dollar shortfall for 2010.

We realize all state agencies are being hit hard, but the impact on Arizona State Parks will be crippling and ALL of the State Parks administered state-funded grant programs have been discontinued until further notice — this includes Heritage Fund grants.

All work on State Parks Heritage Fund grant projects has been stopped effective February 1, 2009. Until we hear otherwise, Heritage Fund grants that were awarded last year and have started construction or reconstruction are to CEASE.

This is not the first time the legislature has tried to raid Heritage Funds from Arizona State Parks. Thanks to you and thousands of other Arizonans who contacted their legislators in the past, we were able to stave off 30 plus such raids. But this time they did it under the guise of balancing the budget deficit that no one had the chance to make them stop and think about the consequences.

Read the rest of the story and find out what you can do to help. Go to

Odds n Ends

No More Mosquitoes &ndash Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

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AZBW is a monthly publication. Our primary distribution is in Arizona and Southern California with some distribution in several other states and countries. We also attend numerous shows and events in Arizona and Southern California.

You can find a list of distribution points and advertisers on our web site www.azbw.com.

We also have sponsorships available for our Rock The Boat project www.rtboat.com. The Rock The Boat project consists of rebuilding three vintage Chris Craft boats. The two 21' Scorpions will be displayed at various shows and events such as the Men's Luxury Toy Show https://www.azbw.com/past_issues/july08/AZBW_Hooters_clip_image002.jpg for promotional pursposes. It will next be at the Arizona Boat Show later this month.

The third boat is a 1952 43' Chris Craft Tri-Cabin. When the rebuilding is complete this boat will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to Superstition Search and Rescue https://www.azbw.com/past_issues/april08/superstition.php. The entire process is being filmed by The Art Institute of Phoenix and we are close to having a television pilot ready.

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AZBW Awarded Media of the Year

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission awarded Arizona Boating & Watersports news magazine the 2008 Media of the Year award. www.azgfd.gov/artman/publish/article_947.shtml

Carol Allen / Editor
Jim Allen / Publisher
Arizona Boating & Watersports News Magazine & Dinghy Digest

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