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Discipline serves Angler of Year well

Subscriber onlyIf Aaron Martens could get just one more hour of sleep, he might be unbeatable. Continue reading...

Fishing this week

Subscriber onlyHot Spots ARKANSAS RIVER (PINE BLUFF POOL) Spotted and largemouth bass have been biting well off jetties on the main river channel. Largemouth are biting fairly well within Lake Langhofer, but anglers need to find offshore brush piles to consistently catch better-sized fish. Continue reading...

So clear, so fine

Big Sugar Creek superb for floating, fishing

Subscriber onlySome of the prettiest water in the Ozarks, and some of the best canoeing and fishing, can be found on Big Sugar Creek, a jewel of a stream that meanders through the hill country near Pineville, Mo. Continue reading...

Gloves lend help to hands when pedaling bike

Falls inevitable as miles pass add up

Subscriber onlyTake a fall on your bicycle and a helmet will protect your head, but it's your hands that will go crashing to the ground first. Continue reading...

Memorial bass tournament set at Dardanelle

Subscriber onlyThe Johnson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sonny Smith Memorial Bass Tournament will be held Sept. 26 at Lake Dardanelle near Clarksville. Fishing is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. out of the east ramp of Spadra Boat Dock. Continue reading...

Beaver Lake cleanup set

Subscriber onlyThe annual Beaver Lake Cleanup sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers is set for Sept. 26. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyEditor’s note: Flip Putthoff, who compiles the fishing report, is on vacation. Here is last week’s report. Continue reading...

Daly hospitalized

Subscriber onlyJohn Daly (Dardanelle, Arkansas Razorbacks) collapsed Saturday near the end of a round of golf in Mississippi and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Continue reading...

USFWS will set duck frameworks earlier next year

Subscriber onlyStarting in 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife management agencies will set duck seasons months earlier than usual. Continue reading...

Knight time

Unconventional tactic worked for Forrest Wood Cup

Subscriber onlyOne of the great revelations from the Forrest Wood Cup, held last weekend on Lake Ouachita, was the effectiveness of the drop shot in shallow, muddy water. Continue reading...

Former Islanders coach Arbour dies

Subscriber onlyAl Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL’s second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. Continue reading...

Call a duck, bag scholarship money

Subscriber onlyCollege bound high school seniors who are into competitive duck calling can earn scholarships in the Chick and Sophie Major Scholarship Duck Calling Contest on Nov. 27 in Stuttgart. Continue reading...

Fast flying doves

Most hunting on private land; public options exist

Subscriber onlyThe pop of shotgun fire will signal start of fall hunting when dove season opens Sept. 5. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: A slight drop in water temperature has caused an uptick in fishing activity, reports John Newlun at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Average water temperature is 78 to 81 degrees, a drop of about 5 degrees from last week. Continue reading...

Neighbor gets Buffalo paddlers back on road

Pair laughs about trip, now it’s over

Subscriber onlySometimes just getting to the water is the biggest challenge of a trip to the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

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