Submit your photo gallery fishing stories

In partnership with AZFISHBOOK, AFC is implementing a photo gallery  to share our photos and fish stories.  Sharing your fishing stories and photo is a great way to interact with other club members.

How does this work?

With your smart phone or tablet take a picture or upload a picture to your computer from your camera of choice.

To participate you must have a facebook or and Instagram account.

(For instructions on setting up a facebook page click here.)
(For Instructions on setting up Instagram click here.)

Several options for sharing.  The key is the hash tag #afcazfishbook.

  • Share photo on Facebook.  On your phone click “Share”, select “Facebook”, and in the post message type “#afcazfishbook” and any message or story you what to share.
  • On Facebook upload a photo from your computer.  In the post message type “#afcazfishbook” and any message or story you what to share..
  • If you use Instagram, click share, select facebook, In the post message type “#afcazfishbook” and any message or story you what to share.

If you want to share it further, then you can share those pictures and stories on Facebook with AZFISHBOOK, Arizona Flycasters, Zane Grey Trout Unlimited, Arizona women of Trout Unlimited or any other groups, pages or friends you like.

So join in the fun and social network with your fellow club members!

 

Mike Kaul – February 2017 Presenter

BIOGRAPHY
MIKE KAUL

Mike grew up fishing the many fine streams and lakes in Sublette County located in western Wyoming.  He has taken every opportunity in the past 50 years to chase the wily trout with a fly rod in this area.  At age 8, under the tutelage of his grandfather an early settler in the Pinedale area, Mike learned and practiced the fly fishing craft with great zeal.  He has introduced fly-fishing to many individuals of all ages and backgrounds over the years and enjoys working with beginners who want to learn the art of fly-casting and fly-fishing.  Mike, a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor, conducts a fly fishing school and guides walk/wade fly fishing trips in the Pinedale area.  He is the managing partner of Two Rivers Emporium, an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter located in Pinedale.  In the off season, Mike gives power point presentations on fly-fishing in western Wyoming and conducts casting clinics for fishing clubs and other organizations throughout the United States.


WESTERN WYOMING FISHING ADVENTURES
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The Bridger Wilderness located in western Wyoming encompasses nearly 400,000 acres of pristine forest, lakes, streams, and mountains, including the Wind River Mountain Range.  This vast area of unparalleled beauty, sometimes referred to as the “forgotten wilderness” because of its lack of notoriety, contains 1300 lakes, several hundred miles of connecting streams, 15 of 16 highest peaks in Wyoming, 27 active glaciers, and over 600 miles of trails.  The Wind River Mountains, the largest continuous mountain chain in the lower 48 states, produces the headwaters of a multitude of outstanding fishing streams which include great trout producing rivers such as the Green and New Fork. These venues offer anglers the chance to get away from crowds and pursue a wide variety of fresh water fish to include rainbow, brown, brook cutthroat, golden, lake (mackinaw) trout and the feisty grayling.

Mike Kaul is from Pinedale, Wyoming a small town nestled at the foot of the Wind River Mountains, which serves as a gateway to the Bridger Wilderness.  Mike who is the managing partner of Two Rivers Emporium has taken every opportunity in the past 50 years to chase the wily trout in this area with a fly rod.  He also takes pleasure in helping others enjoy the sport and is a FFF Certified Flycasting Instructor.  Mike will provide commentary and a visual experience on the lightly traveled Bridger Wilderness and focus on the trout streams flowing from the Wind River Mountains and the Wyoming Mountain Range.  In addition to fishing, he will also discuss other recreational activities featured in the area, talk about the rich history of the region and provide information on accommodations and services.

Also view our web site www. 2rivers.net

 

Brad Shallenberger – April 2017 Presenter

Brad Shallenberger-Owner/Guide  

Some of my first memories are of fishing.  A fly rod was stuck in my hands about the time I took my first steps.  As a youngster I spent many days chasing trout in the White Mountains of Arizona.  Over the years I wandered Arizona’s trout waters and got to know them.  I got my first guiding job while I was working and living in Park City, UT.  I spent my winters on the slopes and my summers guiding anglers on the Weber and Provo.  I was in college in Flagstaff, Arizona, when I got an offer to guide full time at Lees Ferry for Marble Canyon Outfitters.  I took the offer and never looked back.  After 9/11 the fishery at Lees Ferry was in rough shape.  I started working summers in Montana for Hubbards Yellowstone Lodge.  I instructed their guide training courses and took their anglers to the waters in and around Yellowstone.  During this time period I continued to work at Lees Ferry in the winters and spring for Lees Ferry Anglers and Terry and Wendy Gunn.  With the birth of my daughter, Bailee, I went to work for Wolf Creek Anglers during the summer months so I could be close to home. When Wolf Creek Anglers went up for sale I jumped on the opportunity.  I look forward to working with the many wonderful returning guides/staff and introducing some of the great folks I’ve worked with in the past to Wolf Creek Anglers.  We are very, very excited for the 2015 season.

For more about Brad click here

January General Meeting

Chris Cantrell, AZGFD

Chris Cantrell, is the Aquatic Branch Chief for the State of Arizona. He received his B.S. in biology from Northern Arizona University in Zoology.  As the chief of Fisheries, Chris ensures over 13 million dollars and over 90 fisheries and fishery related staff continue the protection and management fisheries populations and their habitats, while ensuring quality fishing opportunities for present and future generations. Chris has served in this role for the last five years. Chris was first hired on with the Arizona Game & Fish Department as a fisheries biologist in 2003. Over the past fourteen years in Arizona, Chris has had the ability to work on all aspects of fisheries science from high mountain trout work, to lake management, and all canyon bound rivers and streams in between.

I will address and provide copies of the Coldwater Vision.

The Department conducts millions of dollars on aquatic conservation dollars annually. The coldwater vision for Arizona’s fisheries gives a backbone and direction to the conservation projects we implement on the ground and assists in communicating those to the public. By focusing our conservation dollars, we can move the needle in becoming a nationally recognized state for coldwater fishing opportunity.


John Rohmer and Glen Knight –

The White Mountain Lakes Foundation is dedicated to improving Arizona’s White Mountain fisheries through grass-roots conservation, restoration and protection efforts.  WMLF is a 100% non-profit organization.  All the money raised goes directly to improving fishing in the White Mountains area.  Our goal is to increase the fishing opportunities for today’s anglers and to ensure future generations are able to enjoy great fishing in the White Mountains of Arizona.

Game and Fish Begins Winter Trout Stockings in Local Waters

ben-sheridan-trout-challenge-certWinter stockings of rainbow trout are just getting started at central waters including Lower Salt River and Saguaro Lake. November 22 was the annual Get Out for Trout event at Tempe Town Lake—the first of five planned stockings through March. Trout stockings are going well at Dead Horse Lakes, Beaver Creek and the Verde River below Clarkdale. Go to the www.azgfd.gov web page and click on the Fishing tab to download the 2016-2017 Winter Trout Stocking Schedule (October – March).

by Eric Swanson
AFC Conservation Chair