Help Needed at Tri-City Sportsman Show

Shuyler Productions has graciously offered NOWA a free booth at the Tri-City Sportsman Show, January 17-19.

There is a need for individuals who live within driving distance to help staff the booth. Times are available from 1-7 pm on Friday, 10-6 Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday. You do not need to be present for the entire shift.

Please contact Dennis Dauble ( or text 509-392-3229) if you can help out. This event provides opportunity to interact with hundreds of sportsman over the weekend. Wayne Heinz and Dennis Dauble hope to sell a few books, you could do the same.

Call for Queries – 2020 Fish Alaska Magazine

As soon as possible please send queries of stories for consideration for 2020 Fish Alaska issues. The editorial calendar will be developed over the few weeks.

Submit a proposed article title and paragraph describing what the article will be about.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Standard length for a feature article in Fish Alaska is 2500 words, though we do often publish smaller or larger features.
  • Upon submission, we’ll want at least a dozen great photos.  More is always better than too few
  • First run only; we don’t like to reprint anything that has been published elsewhere

I look forward to working with you in 2020!

George Krumm, Editor; Fish Alaska Magazine, Hunt Alaska Magazine cell: 907-529-6172 email:


Mack Attack Newsletter

Did you sign up for the free “Mack Attack” newsletter from NOWA supporting member Mack’s Lure at the conference? Unfortunately, we managed to lose that sign up sheet before it got to the folks at Mack’s Lure so we’d like to ask you to sign up again and if you were not at the conference but want a free monthly newsletter full of great fishing stories and tips, you can sign up to at the link below!


NOWA Conference Updates

Greetings to the membership of NOWA,

Our 2019 NOWA Conference preparation in Wenatchee is progressing nicely. Wenatchee is looking forward for our members to visit and explore the area.

All updated information is on NOWA Conference page. Updates include details about booking rooms, conference program, breakout trips, DIY trips, the works!

The cutoff date for the blocked rooms is April 3.

The board meeting is on Thursday April 25, beginning at 8 a.m. All members are invited to attend.

Feel free to contact me with questions: 509-762-5158 or

See you in Wenatchee!

Dennis L. Clay, Conference Chairman


New Book Release: Day Hikes Around Ventura County (4th Edition)

by Robert Stone

ISBN: 978-1-57342-076-1   $21.95   400 pages   388 maps    

Release date: March 2019 

Amazon link

Day Hikes Around Ventura County is a collection of 123 of the county’s best day hikes, providing access to both well-known and out-of-the-way greenspace. These hikes range from the Pacific Coast to the mountainous interior and forests. Highlights include coastal estuaries and tidepools, long beaches backed by bluffs, waterfalls, swimming holes, forested canyons, secluded creek paths, caves, ridge walks, historic sights, filming locations, and rugged outcroppings…from relaxing, scenic strolls to mountain-to-coast hikes with panoramic views.

The large number of hikes provides an excellent cross-section of scenery and difficulty levels. Hiking times range from thirty minutes to seven hours. The majority of hikes are one-to-three miles in length. Relevant maps are listed under the statistics to lengthen the hike if inclined. At least one map is included for every hike. The book is well-organized by location and includes a thorough index with entries for points of interest.

Companion guides include Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, Day Hikes Around Los Angeles, Day Hikes On the California Central Coast, Day Hikes On the California Southern Coast, and Day Hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times bestselling author and an award winning journalist of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, and the Bay Area Travel Writers. Stone resides summers in Red Lodge, Montana, and winters near Morro Bay, California.