May 2006

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Here are some of our features this month


Lake Powell Yacht Club's Activities Schedule
All boaters are invited to come out and enjoy the fun.

Salt River Tubing Season Opens Soon
Carp Offer Arizonans Bowfishing Opportunities
Destinations: Rivers Inlet, British Columbia Has Giant Salmon
Public Input Sought On Lees Ferry Improvement Projects
Grannies And Geezers No More
Outdoors With Bubba
Trolling For Roosevelt Crappie

fire extinguisher recall

Recall Issued

Strike First Corporation of America has issued a product safety recall notice regarding several models of its Strike First dry chemical fire extinguishers.

Strike First said it has determined that the valve stem seats in a number of its 2.5- and 5-pound dry chemical fire extinguishers assembled between December 2002 and February 2004 are oversized.

The company said that the oversized part may prevent the affected fire extinguishers from discharging their contents at the proper velocity, or at all, when the lever is activated.

As a result of this condition, Strike First has initiated a retro-fit program for potentially affected units. Retro-fit kits are available free of charge from Strike First distributors, or by contacting Strike First directly... more

Salt River Tubing Season Opens Soon

2006 Tri-State Boating Safety Fair coming to the Colorado River!

Arizona Game and FishGrab your kids, invite your friends, bring sunscreen and haul your boat over to the 2006 Tri-State Boating Safety Fair on the Colorado River!

The California Department of Boating and Waterways, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Nevada Department of Wildlife are hosting the fair for the third year in a row. The three states border the Colorado River and share the common goal of promoting and maintaining safety along the river.

Arizona Game & Fish Department's Report On Arizona Lakes


USA Water Ski Welcomes Hydrofoiling As Newest Sport Discipline

POLK CITY, Fla. � USA Water Ski has announced that the United States Hydrofoil Association (USHA) has become the ninth sport discipline of USA Water Ski. 

The USA Water Ski board of directors approved USHA as a full sport discipline at its annual 2005 mid-winter board meeting in Polk City, Fla. "We're excited and honored to be a sport discipline of such a great organization as USA Water Ski," said Brad Scott, president of USHA. "We're looking forward to interacting with the other eight sport disciplines to help grow water sports."

Before Hydrofoiling became an official sport discipline of USA Water Ski, the USHA was an affiliate sport discipline of the organization for two years. Since then, the USHA has grown from 112 members at the end of 2002 to 438 members by the end of 2004.

Hydrofoiling has steadily been on the rise since 1990, when the first sit-down hydrofoil was sold. The sport's popularity grew more rapidly in 1998 when advanced hydrofoils began production... more


Good Dogs

A Case For Dog Training

Dogs give so much to us and touch us so deeply. They bring us such comfort and joy; they deserve to have the best we can give them in terms of happiness and freedom and safety and security.

Dogs show happiness when we come home, when we say nice things to them, and especially when we spend time with them. They seem to express sadness when we are gone or get upset, and they even seem to sense when we are not feeling well.

It is hard to imagine that they really don�t know how to behave in our world of circumstances... more

Trever Marquette

AZBW�sAWA Rider Of The Month

Arizona Boating & Watersports looks forward to Christine Cameron�s interviews each issue with the AZBW AWA Wakeboarder of the Month. Following is her question and answer session with Trever Marquette.

"I plan on riding JR Men�s Pro Tour this year.  I like it because it offers more publicity than the local competitions and has a higher state of riding.  I also ride the Canyon Lake Wakeboard Club events out at Lake Ellsinore, Calif.; they are similar to AWA events with a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  I am also planning on hitting the various slider contests this year."  Read interview

AZBW Available in the Following Locations

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May Bass Fishing Tournaments

WON Bass Team Tournaments
Colorado River Region
May 13 - Havasu
May 6, 7 - Bullfrog Marina, Lake Powell

Anglers� Choice
Colorado River Region (teams) May 20 - Havasu Windsor
Lake Powell Region: (teams) May 20, 21 - Lake Powell - Wahweap - State Line
Southern Colorado River Region Schedule (teams) May 6 - Havasu-Windsor

FLW Stren Series
Western Division Schedule (Pro-Ams)
May 3 - California Delta Russo�s Marina Bethel Island, Calif.

All Star and Best Bet Tournaments
May 20 - Couples: Lake Pleasant
May 6 - Teams: Lake Pleasant
May 13 - Best Bet: Lake Pleasant

Arizona Bass Fishing Tournaments (ABF)
May 13 - Teams: Alamo

American Bass (ABA)
Southern Division, Central Arizona Region schedule (teams) May 20, Roosevelt / Windy Hill
Colorado River schedule (teams) May 13 - Mohave / Cottonwood Cove
Yuma, AZ schedule (teams) May 20 - Fisher's Landing

Monterey Bass
Teams: May 27 Pleasant (Marina)
Pro-Am: May 6 Alamo
Couples: May 6 Alamo (Held in parallel with MBC ProAms; compete against other couples only)

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