Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 23, 2017
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton/Contributing Photographer

The freshwater jellyfish, like its saltwater relatives, has an umbrella-shaped body with tentacles that help the jellyfish capture its prey.

Jellyfish in Arkansas?

Strange little creatures amaze swimmers and boaters

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

We were swimming in Lake Ouachita just west of Hot Springs when we first saw them. My friend Lewis and I had taken our sons Shannon and Zach to the lake for a weekend getaway in August. We set up our tents in a public campground, then headed straight for the shore to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool, clear water. As we floated and dove in the shallows with swim masks on, we saw many fish, including bluegills, longear sunfish and largemouth bass. The boys also collected the shells of freshwater mussels they found scattered across the lake bottom. Then Zach spotted a very d... READ MORE

How to stuff a crappie tackle box KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

My uncle Guy McClintock of Cherry Valley spent much of his life fishing for crappie. His fishing vessel was a 10-foot johnboat hand-crafted from cypress. His poles were hand-cut canes.

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