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
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, ...
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.
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.
Enjoy these great displays from the lake- just be sure you are prepared for a night drive back!
Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the best surf and wakeboard tournament on Beaver Lake. Get your reservations and tickets in advance to ensure that you will have the best seat alongside beautiful Prairie Creek Ski Cove. Registration forms will be updated soon, or you can pre-register in advance at Arrowhead Boat Sales in the Prairie Creek area of Beaver Lake.
In: Events17 Jun 2011
The 2011 Prairie Creek HyperTour goes off this weekend! Bands, Big Wakes, and Boards are in the mix… and don’t forget about $6,000 in Prize Money!!! Byerly Boards Pro Team Rider, Phil Aslinger, will accompany Hyperlite’s Matt Sims, Taylor Renfroe, and Jeremy Baker at the largest wakeboard contest in Arkansas! Don’t miss out on this weekend full of fun.
Be sure to check out the following before you head out on the lake. Read the rest of this entry »
The more we research some subjects the more we discover that some of the assumptions we have operated on for years are not correct. There is probably no field in the boating world that is more a of a black art, or where there is more mis-information than in re-propping. But getting the right prop is not really a matter of Voodoo. It’s more of a matter of finding out there is a prop problem (or a remedy) in the first place, then a matter of finding an expert you can trust who can recommend what you need. We hit the important basics and examine some alternatives in this short report on prop basics Read the rest of this entry »
Alan Bland of the U.S. Army of Engineers, said Sunday the traffic on the lake was light because people are afraid of the brown water. Read the rest of this entry »
At some point in your boating career you will probably want to anchor. You may want to stop and fish, swim, have lunch or stay overnight. A second reason to drop anchor may be to control the boat if bad weather is blowing you ashore or if your engine has quit and the wind and current are pushing you into shallow water or other boats. Read the rest of this entry »
2010 was the year that pricing switched gears over the months, at different times for different brands and dealers, as non-current inventory was sold off. As the year progressed deep discounts, rebates and other cash incentive devices slowly dried up. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week the USCG announced that new passenger capacity rules would be going into effect in December, 2011. The Coast Guard has kept a wary eye on the growing obesity problem in the U.S. and will be raising the average weight calculation from 140 lbs (62.5 kgs.) to 185 lbs. (83.9 kgs.) — or an increase of 32% for all passenger vessels. That means that many of these boats will be reducing the number of passengers they can take. But does this ruling affect recreational boats? Read the rest of this entry »