River Valley Outdoors

Updated 11:26 a.m., Mon March 19, 2018
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton

The close quarters of a canoe can seem cramped at times, but when your body tires, you can beach your craft and fish from shore like these anglers on the Caddo River.

Backcountry adventures

Canoes are the perfect bass-fishing boats

I remember well one of the first times I fished for bass from a canoe. The proprietor of a local bait shop, when I inquired if any of his customers had been catching fish lately, told me about a small backcountry river in the heart of an Arkansas wildlife management area. “It’s a remote stream,” he said. “It’s full of blowdowns and snags. A big boat won’t make it through, but you can slide a canoe in at a WMA bridge and fish it just fin... READ MORE

Anglers sometimes catch bass in weird places KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

What’s the strangest place you’ve ever caught a largemouth bass?