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Students pen stories from trail, lake and campsite

Subscriber onlyHats off today to the sixth-grade students at Lingle Middle School in Rogers who took part in the 19th annual Lingle Outdoor School at Prairie Creek park on Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Hike at Lake Fort Smith a taste of Ozark Highlands Trail

Subscriber onlyThe Ozark Highlands Trail twists and climbs more than 200 miles across northern Arkansas through the Ozark National Forest. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlySome heavy striped bass are biting on the south end of the lake. Continue reading...

Float fishing 101 covers river basics

Subscriber onlyFloating an Ozark stream is the closest thing to a guarantee that you'll catch fish. Lots of fish. Catching and releasing 50 or more fish during a float trip isn't unusual on our area streams like the Kings, Elk and Illinois rivers. Continue reading...

Canoe is right for creek-arm crappie at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlySometimes a paddle is more practical than an outboard when a fisherman's sights are set on crappie at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Mixed catch from lake a pleasant surprise

Subscriber onlyWord from the water is that the fishing at Beaver Lake is better this spring than it has been in years. If it has fins and a mouth, there’s a good chance it’ll put a bend in your fishing pole. Continue reading...

Fossil Flats Trail a trek through history at Devil's Den

Subscriber onlyMountain bikers and hikers get a healthy dose of fresh air and exercise circling the 5.5-mile Fossil Flats Trail at Devil's Den State Park near Winslow. They can also step back in time. Way, way back. Continue reading...

Bella Vista team wins at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyJustin McClelland and Mike Hubbard, both of Bella Vista, won the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Buddy Bass Tournament held Saturday at Beaver Lake with six bass that weighed 18.99 pounds. Their prize is a fully-rigged Bass Tracker boat, outboard and trailer. Continue reading...

Fame and fishing lures rewards of fish-story contest

Subscriber onlyWord from the water is that fishing is as good this spring as it's been in years. That bodes well for a bumper crop of fish stories this year for the annual Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest, which starts today. Continue reading...

White bass run is a freezer-filling fishing party

Subscriber onlyAh, April in Arkansas. The turkeys are gobbling, mushrooms are popping and the white bass are running. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE - Fishing is excellent for black bass, crappie and striped bass, reports John Newlun at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyFishing is good for black bass, striped bass and crappie. Continue reading...

Hiking is easy, scenic at Alum Cove Natural Bridge

Subscriber onlyThe easy trail at Alum Cove Natural Bridge is one of those paths that offers more bang for your hiking buck than much longer treks. Continue reading...

FLW notebook

Subscriber onlyCatch rates consistent Continue reading...

FLW notebook

Subscriber onlyPraise from anglers Continue reading...

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