Angler fights for water, fish on Little Sugar Creek

Posted: October 3, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Melissa Nichols releases a largemouth bass she caught Sept. 15 on Little Sugar Creek. "Free the fighter" is her motto when she floats and fishes the creek.

Melissa Nichols wears a yellow bracelet that is dear to her heart when she floats and fishes on Little Sugar Creek.

Float Little Sugar Creek

A two-mile float begins at the Missouri 90 bridge at Jane, Mo., and ends at Griffin Ford low-water bridge on a county road near Jane.

Havenhurst mill dam and campground is five miles downstream from Griffin Ford on Missouri Route K. Little Sugar meets Big Sugar Creek one mile downstream from the dam.

Go to to see a video of the fishing trip.

This story is only available from our archives.