Western Outdoor Times
Arizona Outdoor Writer And Photographer
Margie Anderson is a Charter, Voting member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and an active member of Western Outdoor Writers.
She has been writing for magazines and newspapers in the west since 1990 and is a native of Arizona. Margie's father was an Ojibwa Indian who took her hunting and fishing with him almost as soon as she could walk.
She lives in Phoenix with her husband John and a dynamite French Brittany Spaniel named Rosie.
Rosie also hunts and fishes, and she keeps an eye on the granddaughters when they come along.
Patagonia Lake in southeastern Arizona is one of the best fishing lakes in the state. Largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and catfish are all good, and rainbow trout are stocked in winter.
Half of the lake is a no-wake zone, which makes things nice for fishermen... more
Apache Lake - Worth the Drive
Apache Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Arizona, and because the road is not paved, Apache rarely gets crowded, even in summer. Fishing can be awesome here, with largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, trout, yellow bass, catfish, carp, sunfish and crappies all represented... more
The photo to the right, taken by Margie, was the 2005 Grand Prize winner ($1,000) from StepOutside, an organization that encourages outdoor enthusiasts to introduce family, friends and special guests to traditional outdoors sports.