River Valley Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 20, 2018

Jug fishing provides a fun way to catch loads of catfish

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

The beautiful spring weather had given me and my buddy Joe an itch to go fishing, so that’s exactly what we did. We loaded Joe’s johnboat, pulled it to the Arkansas River and launched just after the sun came up. Unlike the other fisherfolks we saw, though, we weren’t fishing with rods and reels or poles. Instead, we were following a line of empty soda jugs with baited hooks and lines tied to the necks. We had finished baiting the hook o... READ MORE

Time to visit the state’s wildlife management areas By KEITH SUTTON

The acres number 2,917,025. That’s the size of Arkansas’ wildlife-management-area system.