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

Lakes and ParksThu, February 23, 2017

Scientific Name:               Hydrilla verticillata Common Name(s):         Hydrilla, Esthwaite Waterweed, Waterthyme, Indian Star-Vine Identification: Hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata, is a non-native aquatic plant that is commonly mistaken for the similar native Elodea, Elodea Canadensis, and the non-native Egeria, Egeria densa.  Hydrilla can be easily distinguished from Elodea and Egeria by serrations or small spines along

Lakes and ParksTue, January 24, 2017

Scientific Name: Sander vitreus; synonyms Stizostedion vitreum Common Name(s): Walleye, Walleyed Pike, Colored Pike, Yellowed Pike, Pickerel Identification: The Walleye, Sander vitreus, is commonly mistaken for the similar Sauger, Sander canadense. They can be distinguished from one another by the white coloration on the lower lobe of the tail fin of Walleye and

Lakes and ParksMon, January 23, 2017

The draw down on Loch Lomond began on Monday, January 23 with the opening of one of two gates. As the lake begins to come down, the second gate will be opened. Recent rains have created more overflow than normal and may extend the draw down effort beyond the 8

Lakes and ParksWed, January 18, 2017

Members of the Bella Vista Fly Tyers Club in conjunction with Bella Vista POA Lakes staff have installed new fish habitat in Lake Avalon. Approximately 500 evergreen trees were placed in the lake. The trees were donated by Lowes’ and Home Depot (unsold trees). Trees were also provided by Bentonville