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.
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, ...
Most larger boats alternate getting their power from a genset or the yellow cord, so it’s easy to overlook the batteries — but lead and acid need love, too. Fortunately, taking care of your batteries is about as simple a seagoing maintenance chore as there is, usually demanding little more than visual inspection and a quick wipedown with a rag. Ignore your batteries, though, and one day you’ll turn the key and hear not your engine roaring to life, but only the slow groan of an underpowered starter motor. Read the rest of this entry »
The Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that heavy rains are causing some of its six lakes in the White River basin to rise rapidly, especially Beaver Lake near Rogers, Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., and Clearwater Lake near Piedmont, Mo. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of ways to get to the two current JJ’s Grill locations in Northwest Arkansas. You can drive your car, ride a horse (not recommended), fly your helicopter (you have a helicopter?), walk, bike, motorbike, wheelbarrow, or cartwheel.
To this point, however, no JJ’s location has been accessible by boat.
That will change next month with the opening of JJ’s Grill on the Lake. Read the rest of this entry »
Ranger Alan Bland and other rangers are currently barricading roads to prevent people from getting to flooded areas. The worst places Monday morning were: Rocky Branch, Dam Site Park, and Indian Creek. There’s been a small mudslide at Lost Bridge South. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s these rowdy parties on a particular Beaver Lake cove Benton County sheriff’s deputies will be cracking down on.
“They go from boat to boat and hoop and holler,” boater Chip Kinion said. Read the rest of this entry »
The Environmental Protection Agency waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model-year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains as much as 15 percent ethanol, known as E15. The decision excludes marine engines and other non-road engines, such as those on snowmobiles, lawn and garden equipment, and other small gasoline-powered engines. Marine industry groups, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the Marine Retailers Association of America and BoatU.S., have vigorously opposed E15. Read the rest of this entry »
The Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake will visit Rogers on March 3-6 for the second tournament of the season. Hosted by the Rogers Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature as many as 320 top bass 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. Read the rest of this entry »
The Army Corps of Engineers at Beaver Lake announced recently that Annual Day Use Passes for the Year 2011 are now in stock and available for purchase at the Beaver Lake Project Office at 2260 North 2nd Street in Rogers.
The passes cost $30 each, and holders of Golden Age/Access Passports or America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passes may purchase them for $15 if they present the discount pass at the time of purchase. Read the rest of this entry »
Watercraft exhibited include – fishing boats, cruisers, deck boats, personal watercraft, ski boats, pontoons, yachts, kayaks and more. And this year not only can you look & buy an ATV or utility vehicle, but they’ve added motorcycles, go-carts and scooters again for the second year. With every ticket you get a $20 Rewards Play & 1/2 price buffet at Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs. Read the rest of this entry »