The Arkansas boater education certificate (commonly known as the Arkansas boating license) is proof that a boater has successfully completed a boating safety course. To legally operate any motorboat (including personal watercraft) on Arkansas waters, a person who is of legal age to operate, ...
A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. You can use this page to check your own boat then Use the USCG's Virtual Vessel Examiner to check your vessel by simply answering a series of questions
Les Sage remembers the exact moment he got an eye-opening look at what he was going up against when he descended into an Ozark reservoir to go fishing with his spear gun. “When I was just getting started, I was hunting in Beaver Lake and I noticed a largemouth bass acting peculiarly,” said Sage, 61, who lives in Joplin. “It kept darting around and then shot straight up like a Polaris missile and went completely out of the water.
As kids we told the snake trajectory to help us learn to tie the bowline - one of the most basic and important of all nautical knots. Once learned, who can forget it? A power boater only needs to know a few basic knots to get by in most situations.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour schedule. The 2013 season will be comprised of six tournaments featuring up to 160 of the best bass anglers in the world. The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, will be held on the Red River in the Shreveport-Bossier City area of Louisiana.
Now in its fifth year, our annual “Best Towns for Sportsmen” feature is an OL institution. Readers love to argue the merits of their burgs based on our rankings; local newspapers crow about the inclusion of their town; and realtors call to ask for extra copies of the issue.
The Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake presented by Straight Talk will visit Rogers, Ark., April 26-29 for the third major of its 17th season. Hosted by the Rogers Convention & Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature a full field of the world’s best bass pros and co-anglers casting for top awards up to $125,000 cash in the Pro Division and up to $25,000 cash in the Co-angler Division.
ROGERS, Ark. – Walmart, FLW and the Children’s Miracle Network have partnered together to host the 2012 Will Fish for Kids Charity Bass Tournament in an effort to raise money for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. FLW Tour pros will take corporate teams fishing on Beaver Lake in a one-day tournament where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital.
(Rogers, AR) — The Army Corps of Engineers increased releases today from Beaver Dam as part of the ongoing effort to evacuate water captured in the flood pools of the White River lakes during heavy March rains. A total of about 8,000 cubic feet per second will be released through the two turbines at full power generation.
Park Rangers are warning Beaver lake campers about the possibility of rising water and potential flooding during the next week. Last April, during a episode of heavy rain the lake rose more than 15 ft in three days. That capped off an April that saw more than 14 inches of rain, this week alone some are saying more than 10 inches could fall on the lake.
For Spring-break campers with campsites near the water, this could mean trouble. In fact, officials are recommending campers staying in the Hickory Creek campground to move to Pine Creek.
Corps officials say that there are no plans to open floodgates, but they will be watching the water level throughout the week and plan accordingly.
Sam’s Club comes together with other businesses and individuals as sponsors to make this a spectacular event in northwestern Arkansas.
It is amazing what a little ding on a prop can do to a boat’s performance. Bigger dings are bigger problems. Gosh, those props turn so fast its pretty hard not mess up all of the blades when something gets in the way. Thankfully in this day of the Internet, when such a calamity happens all you have to do is get on the web and you’ll find good, easy-to-follow advice about how to fix nearly anything, including your dinged aluminum prop. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2012 Northwest Arkansas Boat and RV Show will be held February 17-19 in the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. Look for show price incentives and special deals on New 2012 boats and RVs! Read the rest of this entry »
In case you didn’t know, there is a whole other world under the waves of Beaver Lake. Beaver Lake is a great diving lake, especially the further downstream you go (North towards the Dam). I came across this video and thought I would share. I’ve seen much better visibility in the lake, especially where this is located- on the bluffs near the Dam. Read the rest of this entry »