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Largemouth bass on Game & Fish menu

KINGMAN - While thoughts of fishing and Arizona may not always go hand in hand, the tri-city area offers residents an opportunity to cast a line for a variety of species in a number of waterways.

"We've got some excellent fishing opportunities in this area of the state," said Andy Clark, fisheries program manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Kingman office.

On Thursday, Clark will discuss one species in particular: largemouth bass. His presentation, part of the Summer Wildlife Series, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Visitor's Center Event Room across the street from Locomotive Park. The entry door is around the back of the building. The Summer Wildlife Series, free and open to the public, includes two presentations a month through August. Personnel will remain to answer questions.

"Andy possesses a wealth of fishing knowledge, and I encourage people interested in the sport to come spend an hour with us," said Zen Mocarski, information and education program manager in the Kingman office. "Last year, we did a general discussion on fishing in Arizona," Clark said. "This year I wanted to be more species specific and offer some quality tips for catching largemouth bass, and later in this series, catfish."

Clark will discuss some of the best locations for largemouth bass in northern Arizona, as well as bait, poles and techniques. He will also provide a short biology on largemouth bass, which is among the most popular sport fish in the nation.

Future presentations will include: Northern Arizona Predators on July 9; Bats of Arizona on July 23; Fishing - Catfish on Aug. 6; and Desert Bighorn Sheep will close out the season on Aug. 20.

The Powerhouse Visitor's Center is located at 120 W. Andy Devine. For more information, contact Zen Mocarski at (928) 692-7700, ext. 2301.

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