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By Dawn Spellman on 7/20/2012 1:39 PM



By: Steve DelTour


So you decided you would like to try fishing.  Who knows why?  Maybe you remembered some early childhood experience.  Maybe you have kids and would like them to spend more time in the out-of-doors and less time playing video games. Maybe you have grandkids you want to spend quality time with. It doesn’t really matter why.  But then you go to your local tackle store or better yet a Bass Pro Shop and think, now what?  You are looking at hundreds of rods. Some have reels, some don’t.  Then there are reels with no rods and not all the reels look the same.  And over there you see what looks like thousands of hooks and aisles full of bright colored fishing lures.  And then a wall full of fishing line.  That’s when you start to hyperventilate, the room starts spinning as you try to figure out what to leave to whom in your will!!

 Fear not brave soul!  Things are not as bad as they seem.  While all that fishing stuff can be confusing it can be made much simpler.  You just have to spend a little time planning and thinking about what you want to accomplish.  Fishing can be broken down in its most basic form as a hook, some line and a sinker.  All of those professional fishermen, who make the big bucks, started out just like you.  While you may not want to quit your day job and join the Bassmasters, you and your family CAN enjoy all that a day of fishing can offer.

By Dawn Spellman on 6/5/2012 4:32 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                            June 1, 2012



Contact:               Jenna Brossman

                                619-814-2370 x19

                                Kathi Payne




San Bernardino County Parks Launches Facebook Photo Contest

Entrants encouraged to show creativity to win a GoPro Camera

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.―Do you love to camp, hike, fish or ride your bike?  If so, you could win one of several great prizes, including a GoPro high definition camera, by snapping a photo of yourself, family, or friends enjoying your favorite outdoor activity in one of San Bernardino County’s eight participating regional parks.


The contest runs from June 1-30, 2012. To enter, visit San Bernardino County Parks’ Facebook page...
By Dawn Spellman on 6/1/2012 1:28 PM
Lake Gregory Regional Park to Launch New Summer-Long Night Water Sliding This Weekend

Park to extend hours every Saturday this summer and expand guest activities

LAKE GREGORY, CRESTLINE, Calif. – Beginning June 2, Lake Gregory Regional Park will extend its normal operating hours for its newest summer event – Night Water Sliding.

 Open every Saturday night from June 2 through September 3, excluding July 7, guests will be able to take a thrilling ride down a 300-foot, double-flume waterslide into the park’s splash pool.

 Sliders must be at least 4 feet tall and be wearing appropriate swimwear. There will be strobe lights, glow sticks, music, and a snack bar for sliders, as well as a parents’ hangout.

 The Saturday night water sliding will be available from 7 to 11 p.m., and costs $15 to participate or $5 to enter the facility but not use the water slides.

 During the day, visitors can beat the summer heat at Lake Gregory by visiting the 4-acre swimming lake, relaxing...