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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.

FLOAT THE WAR EAGLE

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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