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River Valley OutdoorsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 19, 2015
Fried crappie, tater rounds and onion rings await on this dinner plate, rewards of an eventful pursuit of a fish that many anglers hail as one of Arkansas’ most flavorful species.
Reasons to fish
Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson recorded a tune in 1983 that was penned by Haggard and titled “Reasons to Quit.” The pair of so-called country outlaws sang of a vice or two they shared and lamented on their inability to stop. While Merle and Willie wanted to cease the smoking and drinking, I definitely don’t want to find an anglers’ rehab program. This spring, however, I have opted out of two opportunities to wet a hook with some of my ... READ MORE
Walter Delazari and I are fishing an igapó, a little floodplain lake off the Rio Negro in Amazonas, Brazil. My attention is riveted on an 8-foot caiman sunning itself nearby. The crocodilian looks back at me, hungrily.