Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 22, 2017
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton / Contributing Photographer

Winter’s cold will chill you to the bone, but a day on an Ozark trout stream this season often produces dozens of nice trout like this Little Red rainbow.

Hot destinations for winter trout in the Ozarks

It may seem crazy to plan a late-winter trout-fishing junket in the Ozarks. Temperatures are likely to be frigid in January and February, requiring lots of warm clothing to stave off the mountain cold. But this time of year, you’re likely to see few other people on the rivers where trout are abundant, and as a result, wildlife such as eagles, elk and waterfowl are more likely to be out and about, adding spice to a memorable day of fishing. The water will be freezing cold, but that doesn’t deter rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout from biting. These colorful gamefish f... READ MORE

Diving ducks provide good action for end-of-season hunters KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

If you listen to some waterfowlers, you might get the idea that mallards are the only ducks found in Arkansas. There’s no disputing the fact that these beautiful birds, which winter by the millions in our state, are the favorites of Natural State hunters. Most ducks killed here each year are this species, and many hunters never pursue other types of waterfowl.