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Little Gem Reservoir and Rim Rock Lake a great place for a hike

By Bill Haggerty

Nestled in a thick forest of mature spruce beneath the largest lake on Grand Mesa, Island Lake, is a little gem of a reservoir named Little Gem Reservoir. Below Little Gem is yet another, smaller gem named Rim Rock Lake. Neither are far from ...

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Lake Powell strategy: Be prepared for anything

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,626 asl Water Temperature 80-85 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. Aug. 14 – Fishing strategy this week is to be prepared for anything. Stripers are being caught night and day but it seems to be in a different ...


Grab your beach towel and umbrella, Virginia Beach is worth the trip

By Bill Haggerty

Beach Blanket Skip-Bo. It’s a middle-aged version of “Beach Blanket Bingo,” the 1965 movie classic starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, with cameos by Paul Lynde, Don Rickles and Buster Keaton. In this middle-aged ...

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Paying attention to details key to striper success

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,627 asl Water Temperature 79-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. Aug. 8 – Fishing success in the main lake, particularly for stripers, requires attention to a few small details. Timing is critical. Visible ...

Crawford Res. still open for boating

By Special to the Sentinel

CRAWFORD – While the drought has closed many reservoirs for boating, Crawford State Park remains open to boating. The lake has been dropping and the Iron Creek boat ramp is closed, said Senior Ranger Scott Rist, but the Peninsula boat ...

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Trolling, spooning for stripers getting big results at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,628 asl Water Temperature 78-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. – Aug. 1. Yesterday was one of those days.  We went uplake to discover the fishing pattern for this week and found it, but not where we ...


Enjoy a free day of fun at one of Colorado’s state parks

By Dave Buchanan

Take a free pass Monday to Colorado State Parks. Aug. 6 is the 136th anniversary of President Ulysses S. Grant admitting Colorado to statehood, and in honor of that, entrance fees to all state parks are being waived. No, you won’t get ...


Got moose? Grand Mesa Moose Day holds annual celebration

By Dave Buchanan

Moose are big on Grand Mesa. Granted, given an adult Shiras moose may stand seven-feet high and tip the scales at 1,200 pounds or more, moose are big everywhere. But they’re especially so on Grand Mesa, where the herd of around 300 ...

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The doldrums are over as action returns to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,629 msl Water Temperature 78-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., July 24 – With great relief the fishing report is much better this week. Looks like last week’s dismal report is gone and buried.  ...


Creek moisture: Find some wet air at Lake of the Woods Trail No. 506

By Bill Haggerty

We’ve had more rain in the past two weeks in the Grand Valley than we’ve had all year, yet nary a drop fell on the Haggerty property beneath Colorado National Monument. What’s with that? Thus, in a desperate search for ...

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