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Quirky lure catching on for bass, walleye

Subscriber onlyThere's a little lure that's getting big results at Beaver Lake -- the Ned rig. Continue reading...

Feathered cliff dwellers at home on Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake may be the Capistrano of Arkansas. The swallows always return. Continue reading...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Scenery, fishing await on short float trips

Subscriber onlyBiting into a slice of ice-cold watermelon, or paddling a slice of a cool stream, are two ways to beat the summer heat. Continue reading...

Shade keeps Ozarks' trails cool in summer

Subscriber onlySunshine and summer heat are reasons some hikers and mountain bikers avoid the dusty trail until cooler weather arrives in autumn. Continue reading...

Live bait gets fishermen reeling 'em in

Subscriber onlySome anglers would rather feed 'em with live bait than fool 'em with lures. Continue reading...

Explore the spurs of the greenway

Side trails beckon bikers, walkers off main path

Subscriber onlyToday let’s hop on our bikes and pedal along two spur trails of the Razorback Greenway, one in Springdale and another in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing report

Subscriber onlyCrappie are still biting, but they've moved deeper. Continue reading...

Rehab on the riverbank

Project benefits water quality along the Elk River

Subscriber onlyFish, floaters and landowners all benefit from the new look of a sweeping bend on the Elk River, one of the Ozarks most popular float streams. Continue reading...

Students learn, write in the outdoors

Subscriber onlyHats off today to the fine student writers at Lingle Middle School in Rogers. Sixth-graders attended the 21st annual Lingle Outdoor School held May 3-4 at Prairie Creek park on Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Rogers Aquatics Center prepares for Saturday opening

Subscriber onlyEVERYBODY INTO THE POOL Continue reading...

Paddlers catch creek-arm crappie at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyUp a creek, but with a paddle, is a good thing when the crappie are biting. Continue reading...

Sagas from lakes, rivers roll in for contest

Subscriber onlyWe're headed down the home stretch of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette annual fish story contest, a chance for weekend anglers to become published authors and win a bunch of fishing lures to boot. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyCrappie are biting well in shallow water. Continue reading...

FLW championship in Bohannan's sights

Subscriber onlyGreg Bohannan of Bentonville rolls out the red carpet when it comes to welcoming black bass into his boat as a top angler on the FLW Tour professional bass circuit. Continue reading...

Craftsman's boats works of art at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyDon't look for Warren Wilkey's art inside a wooden frame. His masterpieces are built of wood and skip across the waves at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...