Field Preparation for Your New Trophy!
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Skinny Water: Fly Fishing Arizona’s High Country Trout Streams
Believe it or not, Arizona is home to productive fly fishing, especially in its high elevation lakes and streams. In fact, it has more trout lakes and streams than most anglers could explore in a lifetime. However, as you might expect, the state’s extreme climate and rugged terrain pose unique challenges to the fish and those who pursue them.
Join Gentry Smith as he provides a two-part introduction to fly fishing Arizona’s high country trout lakes and streams with emphasis on the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains regions. He’ll discuss appropriate fly fishing equipment, common hatches, fly selection, access, and share tips and techniques for successfully angling his home waters through the seasons. Combine this information with a little luck, and who knows, you might land the fish of a lifetime right here in Arizona.
Ultimate Bass Radio
KENT BROWN has been a tournament bass angler for over 30 years with 7 West Coast Bass and Western Bass Classic Qualifications and has competed on the Bassmaster Western Open and FLW Tour Everstart Series.
The host of the Ultimate Bass Radio Show and co-host of the California Sportsmen Radio Show, both based on KHTK Radio in Sacramento, CA but available on iTunes. Kent will also serve as the Demo Tank host.
Paddleboarding and Kayaking Local Waters
A natural question in Arizona is: "Where do you paddle in the desert?" The answer? Arizona is full of great lakes and rivers to explore. Six desert lakes and rivers are within a 60-minute drive from downtown Phoenix. If that isn’t enough, the weather in the southwest allows people to enjoy paddling sports for most of the year! This exciting talk highlights these awesome bodies of water from the view of a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Discover why more people are trying this traditionally ocean-style paddling on inland lakes and rivers. Learn how easy the sport is to learn, when and where to paddle, and what type of equipment is required. Teri will also reveal some of her favorite places to launch, practice and explore, plus best practices on safety and care.
Bass Across Arizona and the West
Like many anglers, Matt grew up fishing with his father and was soon fishing with and against many of the anglers in tournaments around Arizona. Today Matt is one of the top team anglers in Arizona and has numerous tournaments on all of the lakes around the Phoenix area. In 2013 he teamed up with TV personality Johnny Johnson to win Team of the Year in the ABA tournaments. Matt won the 2014 WON Bass Northern Open at Clear Lake in California and took home the $75,000 first place prize!