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Anglers beat the heat

Anglers become deep thinkers when the dog days of fishing make it tough to get a bite.

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Tournament pavilion ready for use at Beaver Lake

Fish and anglers take center stage at Beaver Lake now that the Prairie Creek fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion is open and ready for use.

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Bluegill the prize at little Lake Hindsville

Hefty black bass swim in the depths of little Lake Hindsville, but bluegill can be the real prize during summertime fishing.

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Trail welcomes summertime hikers to Beaver Lake

It only takes a few steps to guess how one of the prettiest hiking trails at Beaver Lake got its name.

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For cat columnist Boat Dock, there's no life No. 10

You know there's a sad day coming when you sign on to keep a pet. If all goes well, you will outlive your critter.

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Finalist wins by a whisker, basks in fish story fame

A big round of applause today for Joy Long of Fayetteville, winner of the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest.

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Tailwind gives nice push on birthday ride

Celebration trek ideal on greenway

Three things are good to have when bicycling your age in miles on the Razorback Greenway -- plenty of water, snacks and a tailwind.

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High water creates swamp on Beaver Lake tributary

The square-stern aluminum canoe glided silently through the flooded timber and stained water of this magnificent swamp.

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Cedars find 'Land of Opportunity' in Ozarks

We sat in the sun on a slab of rock enjoying lunch next to magnificent Sweden Creek Falls, an 80-foot cascade deep in a Madison County hollow.

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Lunker bass prove elusive at Lincoln Lake

Nothing gets anglers packing their tackle faster than pictures of heavyweight bass caught from a little lake.

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Dwayne Culmer prefers to fish for bass in the summer using the simple shaky-head rig — basically thr...

Dwayne Culmer prefers to fish for bass in the summer using the simple shaky-head rig — basically threading the worm on a jig head ...

Published: July 18, 2017

Black bass can be caught at Beaver Lake with plastic worms day or night. Successful fishermen on the...

Black bass can be caught at Beaver Lake with plastic worms day or night. Successful fishermen on the region’s lakes work lures 10 ...

Published: July 18, 2017

Three ways to rig a plastic are wacky style (from left), Texas rig and Carolina rig. Wacky style is ...

Three ways to rig a plastic are wacky style (from left), Texas rig and Carolina rig. Wacky style is popular on Ozark waters.

Published: July 18, 2017

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF 
Camryn Clarke (center) checks the level of a wheelchair ramp Tu...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Camryn Clarke (center) checks the level of a wheelchair ramp Tuedsay July 12, 2016 built by v...

Published: July 17, 2017

Yahir Pina (left) and his mom, Veronica Esquivel, select books Tuesday provided by Tillery Elementar...

Yahir Pina (left) and his mom, Veronica Esquivel, select books Tuesday provided by Tillery Elementary School in Rogers. Books for ...

Published: July 14, 2017

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