Snow Float

Anglers Embrace Last Gasp Of Winter

Posted: March 20, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Ron Duncan looks at a snow-covered shoreline and cold, muddy water while floating on March 7 down the War Eagle River. A spell of warm weather had the snow melting and the river rising on a sun-splashed Friday.

Ron Duncan doesn't plan on the odds being tipped heavily in favor of the fish. It just works out that way.


The War Eagle River is a major tributary of Beaver Lake. It meanders through Madison and Benton counties before joining Beaver Lake downstream from the War Eagle Mill.

A popular float trip on the War Eagle River begins at the old Arkansas 68 bridge, just downstream from the U.S. 412 bridge. It’s a 5-mile float to Withrow Springs State Park, where Arkansas 23 crosses the War Eagle north of Huntsville.

Source: Staff Report

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