J.D. Fletcher boats, tackle, photos part of Ozarks fishing museum

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 1 a.m.

Barb Matthews, creator of Lew’s Ozarks Fishing Museum, shows a wooden jon boat, a restored 1975 Ranger bass boat that are part of the museum located in Springfield. Mo.

The late J.D. Fletcher left behind a world of memories for hundreds of floaters during his 40-plus years as a fishing guide on the Kings River and Table Rock Lake.

Photographs and memorabilia from J.D. Fletcher’s 40-plus years as a fishing guide are on display at Lew’s Ozarks Fishing Museum in Springfield, Mo.

Visit Lew’s Ozarks Fishing Museum

Lew’s Ozarks Fishing Museum is located at the headquarters of Lew’s fishing company, 3031 N. Martin Ave., Springfield, Mo.

Directions: From U.S. 65, drive east on Kearny Street 1.5 miles. Turn left on Mustard Way, then immediately turn right on North Martin Avenue. Go about one-eighth mile to Lew’s headquarters.

— Staff report

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