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Little Rock cyclist Lechuga gears up for 2nd Italy trip

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock professional cyclist Scotti Lechuga's second appearance in the 10-day Giro Rosa may offer her a better chance to race than simply ride as a member of her team's supporting cast. Continue reading...

Ok, ok, ok: VanDam is KVD again

Subscriber onlyAside from his considerable fishing skill, Kevin VanDam can also serve up a mean plate of crow. Continue reading...

Fishing this week

Subscriber onlyHOT SPOTS LAKE CONWAY Catfishing was excellent on the lake by the creek channels on limb lines and trotlines. Use minnows or goldfish for bait. Bass rated good, with most action around lily pads. White spinnerbaits, topwater frogs and plastic worms worked best. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyNOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com Continue reading...

Ten great floats in the Missouri Ozarks

Subscriber onlyTowering bluffs, gurgling riffles, timbered hillsides, pools where schools of fish scatter at the sight of an advancing canoe -- that's the Ozarks at its best. Continue reading...

Study explores how men, women fish

Subscriber onlyA decade of consumer research shows differences in some aspects of male and female fishing habits, so much so that each year companies release new lines of fishing gear made in female sizes and shapes. Continue reading...

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

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Briefly

Subscriber onlyHobbs to host kayak workshops Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyMost anglers are getting on the water early in the morning, in the evening or at night. Summertime patterns are kicking in. Continue reading...

Seeking highest heights

Hiker’s quest leads to adventures coast to coast

Subscriber onlyHiking to the highest point in 44 of the 50 states has taken Doug Melton to the summits of snowy mountains and to grassy plains flat as a welcome mat. Continue reading...

Retired plumber reels in $50,000 prize

Herbert Holman won the $50,000 grand prize in the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Sunday with a 7.25-pound largemouth bass he caught Friday in Lake Dardanelle. Continue reading...

Crooked pleasures

Time on Ozark stream good for bruises, aches, smallmouth

Subscriber onlyYELLVILLE — Thursday’s float trip on Crooked Creek was one of the roughest, most tiresome trips ever. But for fun and great fishing, it’s easily in my top five. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyNOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to bhendricks@arkansasonline.com Continue reading...

10-county CWD management zone established in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has voted to establish a chronic wasting disease management zone in 10 north Arkansas counties. Continue reading...

Fishing this week

Subscriber onlyHOT SPOTS LAKE MAUMELLE Crappie are being caught on minnows and jigs and are 15 feet deep. Try the edges of the channels. Bream fishing remains excellent and can be found at 13 feet on the bottom. They are being caught on crickets and live worms. Continue reading...

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