Lakes and ParksThu, April 27, 2017

The new small boat rack is nearly complete and will be available for use beginning on Monday, May 1. The upper rack and the lower right quadrant will be used for kayaks, canoes, and other narrow boats, while the lower left quadrant will be used for paddle boats and jon

Lakes and ParksWed, April 26, 2017

Scientific Name:               Dorosoma cepedianum Common Name(s):         Gizzard Shad, Shad   Identification:                                                                           The gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, is commonly mistaken for the similar threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenense.  They can be easily distinguished by the overhanging upper jaw in the gizzard shad, and by the absence of yellow coloration in the gizzard shad’s fins.  Adult

Lakes and ParksThu, April 6, 2017

Bella Vista Fly Tyers Presents: Fly Fishing 101 Basic Fly Fishing Course Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake Avalon Pavilion   Cost: $10 Club Members, $20 non-members (includes 2017 Fly Tyers club membership) The class is “rain-or-shine” The Fly Tyers are having their annual Fly Fishing 101 class this year on May 6 at the Lake

Lakes and ParksMon, March 27, 2017

Article by Leah Ring   Scientific Name:               Micropterus salmoides Common Name(s):         Largemouth Bass, Bucketmouth, Big Mouth, Green Bass, Florida Bass Identification: The largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, is easily among the most economically and culturally important sport fish in the world.  It has two close cousins in Arkansas, the smallmouth bass and the spotted bass.  It

Lakes and ParksThu, March 9, 2017

Introductory Fly-Tying Class Completion Several members of the Bella Vista Fly Tyers Club completed the Introductory Fly Tying Class sponsored by the Club.  Weekly classes began on September 21 and will continue until March 14.  Members tied at least 25 different fishing fly patterns during the course. Class members include (from left