River Valley Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 13, 2014
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton/Contributing Photographer

Lake Ouachita often produces huge largemouth bass for visiting anglers, like this hawg caught by Chris Elder of Mount Ida.

April angling adventures

Natural State offers opportunities for bass and bream, crappie and cats right now

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

Arkansans differ in many ways, but most of us have one thing in common: we love spending time on the water. We love fishing in it. We love boating on it. And at times, nothing beats just sitting beside it and savoring the view while we wait for a fish to bite. Fortunately, we have plenty of waters for these delightful pastimes. The Natural State encompasses 20,000 miles of streams and 600,000 acres of lakes. You need not travel far to e... READ MORE

On the mark: Target shooting generates millions for Arkansas’ economy KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Last fall, I visited the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Firing Range near Mayflower for an afternoon of shooting.