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Winter big bass time at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyIt took a lure with a funny name to make a winter fisherman out of this fair-weather angler. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE - Black bass fishing is good in spite of the cold, muddy water. Continue reading...

Nature photographer has eye for the wild

Subscriber onlyGENTRY -- The hiking staff Terry Stanfill carries down the dusty trail always has a camera attached to it. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Duck hunters stay close to home at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlySome waterfowlers drive hundreds of miles to hunt ducks in Arkansas. Russell Gardner might drive two when he goes duck hunting at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Hike is just what the doctor ordered

Subscriber onlyMom always said you'll catch a bad cold in wintertime if you go outside without a hat. She could have added you'll catch a case of cabin fever if you stay in the house. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Black bass fishing is good in spite of the cold, muddy water. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Crappie are biting in the Horseshoe Bend area. Continue reading...

Close call with zebra mussels similar to one at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyZebra mussels from Bull Shoals Lake nearly hitchhiked into Lake Norfork on the hull of a boat carrying the harmful mussels. Beaver Lake is free of zebra mussels, but has had its own close calls. Continue reading...

Love 'em, let 'em go during catch and release trout season at Roaring River

Subscriber onlyCold fingers and ice on a fishing rod are small prices to pay for landing trout after trout during winter at Roaring River State Park. Continue reading...

Music fills the forest at Camp See No Deer

Bowhunters have soft spot for woody tract

Subscriber onlyIt isn't every day that a bowhunter is serenaded with a flute solo while sitting in a tree stand. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: High muddy water hasn't stopped some anglers from catching good-size black bass. Continue reading...

Waterfall wonders await at Natural Falls State Park

Subscriber onlyThe silver lining to 10 inches of rain is that waterfalls pour from rocky nooks and high cliffs across the Ozarks. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyRecord rain Dec. 27-28 has brought high, muddy water to Beaver and most area waterways. Aaron Jolliff at the Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said black bass fishing is tough, but not impossible. Continue reading...

White River inviting year-round below Beaver Dam

Subscriber onlyTwo bald eagles looking for trout and a kayaker fishing in a Santa hat heralded winter at the White River below Beaver Dam. Continue reading...

Beehler, Searcy win polar bear tournament

Cold weather, high water challenge fishermen at tournament

Subscriber onlyJ.R. Beehler of Wichita, Kans., and Rickey Searcy of Rogers started the new year by winning the Polar Bear Bass Tournament at Beaver Lake with five bass totaling 14.41 pounds. They won $1,000. Continue reading...

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