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NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBlack bass are biting best at night or at first light. Continue reading...

Couple puts unique spin on hand-built fishing rods

Subscriber onlyFishing rods built by hand near Beaver Lake give anglers an edge when a bite depends on long, accurate casts. Continue reading...

Upper Buffalo River offers attractions away from water

Subscriber onlyThere's not a canoe or kayak to be seen on the upper Buffalo National River in the heat of summer. The stream becomes a trickle along much of its course between Ponca and Pruitt access points. Trying to float that stretch in August would be more walking than paddling. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBlack bass are biting at night on the south end of the reservoir. Continue reading...

Hunters face private options for dove season

Subscriber onlyA hunter's heart beats a little happier in August. Hot weather and back to school mean dove season is near. Continue reading...

Summer hike made in the shade

Subscriber onlyA few weeks ago we cited the virtues of summertime hiking, especially on the short, shaded routes here in our little corner of the Ozarks. We found another gem of a hike last week in Bella Vista at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Crappie cure summertime blues at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyThere's more than one way to catch crappie on a hot summer day on Beaver Lake. Payton and Tiffany Usey have three tricks up their sleeves for enticing crappie when the lake is warm as bath water and the catching slows down. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyNight time is the right time to catch black bass. Continue reading...

Bohannan heads to fourth Forrest Wood Cup

Subscriber onlyGreg Bohannan looks forward to tough summer bass fishing and a good time with his family when he starts fishing Thursday in the Forrest Wood Cup, the championship event of the Walmart FLW Tour. Continue reading...

Loop trail packs a wallop at Civil War battlefield

Subscriber onlyWhen it's 90 degrees with humidity to match, the shorter the hike, the better when it comes to hitting the dusty or asphalt trail. Continue reading...

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Roberta Klindworth shows the line guides set in a curved pattern. The design makes longer casts poss...

Roberta Klindworth shows the line guides set in a curved pattern. The design makes longer casts possible.

Published: August 23, 2016

Arkee Rods is truly a home-based business. Roberta and Bill Klindworth make the fishing rods in the ...

Arkee Rods is truly a home-based business. Roberta and Bill Klindworth make the fishing rods in the living room of their home at G...

Published: August 23, 2016

The Buffalo National River at the Ponca low-water bridge is busy with floating activity in higher wa...

The Buffalo National River at the Ponca low-water bridge is busy with floating activity in higher water, but quiet when the river ...

Published: August 23, 2016

A cabin built by “Beaver Jim” Villines in 1880 can be seen on the south side of the Ponca low-water ...

A cabin built by “Beaver Jim” Villines in 1880 can be seen on the south side of the Ponca low-water bridge over the Buffalo River....

Published: August 23, 2016

Logs hewed by hand are the building blocks of 19th century cabins visitors can see.

Logs hewed by hand are the building blocks of 19th century cabins visitors can see.

Published: August 23, 2016

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