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NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyNight is the best time to catch black bass at Beaver Lake. James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said black spinner baits are working for bass at night. Fish along points and rocky banks. Continue reading...

National Park Pedaling

Subscriber onlyCooler weather and a hint of color in the leaves make autumn a prime time to visit two national park sites in Northwest Arkansas: Pea Ridge National Military Park and Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

Lake treasures worth loot in shoreline cleanup

Subscriber onlyA treasure hunt takes place at Beaver Lake this Saturday, an event that is cleverly disguised as the lake's annual cleanup. Continue reading...

Volunteers monitor quality of streams that feed Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyTeams of volunteers work to ensure Northwest Arkansas has a high quality supply of drinking water. Continue reading...

Trout on the grill a bonus of White River float

Subscriber onlyIt isn't every day that a cookbook inspires a fishing trip. When a recipe calls for trout, you've got to go catch the main ingredient. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

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Catching heats up with jigging spoons at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlySummertime and the fishing is easy. That is, when you can catch a mess and never make a single cast. Continue reading...

'Chip-issippi' journey

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: The 21st annual Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip explored the Chippewa River in Wisconsin and the upper Mississippi River July 30-Aug. 6 and covered about 100 miles. The trip started on the Chippewa at Eau Claire, Wis., and ended at Winona, Minn., on the Mississippi. Flip Putthoff, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette outdoors reporter, was among the 175 paddlers on the trip. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept during the week. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBlack bass are biting shallow and deep, reports James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

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

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...

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...

NWA Fishing Report

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

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