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.
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.
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
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — The forests, fields and yards that border Beaver Lake are the focus of Lake Smart, a multiagency program to help maintain the reservoir’s water quality.
Lake Smart educates people who own land along the lake to protect the reservoir through beneficial land use. Beaver Lake is the drinking water source for most of Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
The 5th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the East and West Shelters near the boat ramp at Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake.
Volunteers are being recruited now to help with Beaver Lake monitoring done with use of a Secchi disk- a black and white device lowered into the water to measure clarity. Volunteers are trained at lakeside about 10 minutes before they launch from four different sites that morning. While on the lake, they travel to a specific location to measure clarity with the Secchi disk while also gathering water samples to be analyzed for chlorophyll a, nitrate, and total phosphorous. Read the rest of this entry »
As of Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 1,120.78 feet MSL (Normal conservation pool – 1,120 MSL).
Bailey’s Beaver Lake Guide Service (479-366-8664) said the water temperature is in the mid 80s. Stripers have moved back to the lower section of the lake and are feeding actively. They are in their big summer schools and most are being caught 25 to 40 feet deep. They are holding on steeper breaks where they have quick access to deep water and can ambush shad. Live gizzard shad will always produce nice stripers. Rocky Branch, Point 5, Indian Creek and Lost Bridge are all holding stripers, depending on the time of day. Night fishing is great right now around Rocky Branch and Point 5. Shad, minnows and spoons are all catching nice whites, hybrids and stripers and even some walleye, catfish and crappie. Bombers and redfins fished on down riggers are best for catching stripers at night, along with umbrellas. Troll these baits at about 2.5 miles per hour. The morning bite has been over by 8 a.m., and the night bite starts around 9 p.m. For daily Beaver Lake levels and flow data go to Bailey’s website and click on the Daily Beaver Lake Level and Flow info link. Read the rest of this entry »
The Beaver Lake Sailing Club had its annual Dave Durst Memorial Founders Cup Regatta Saturday June 12, 2010 at Beaver Lake. The event featured several sailboats of different sizes competing against each other and the clock. Pictures of the event can be found at HERE
For more information about Beaver Lake Sailing Club visit their site
While originally canceled due to lack of sponsorship, JJ at Arrowhead boat sales has announced that the event is still going to happen “This will be a true grassroots event for the riders, by the riders”
Beaver Lake Wake Fest’s mission is to is to bring together talent and spectator to further promote the undeserved market of the water sport enthusiast and his/her family. This tournament has been successful in years prior in keeping these goals. In the past the competition involved over 70 riders from 5 states and BLT Wakeboard had the privilege of donating $2000 to the Children’s Advocacy Center in 2009. Last year the BL Tournament brought an estimated $550,000 of economic impact to Rogers and NWA.
Last year the event attracted over 1,000 spectators per day and was covered by the Arkansas Traveler, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and other media outlets.
Prairie Creek Cove
Rogers, AR 72756
For further information contact JJ Bauman at Arrowhead boat sales firstname.lastname@example.org
Some great tips for those camping on the lake:
|Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Meeting place: Visitor Center
Join Dixie Andros of Northwest Arkansas Community College as you celebrate Galileo’s invention of the telescope. Assemble your own personal Galileo telescope, then join Dixie and the Hobbs State Park staff aboard our 28-foot pontoon boat at Rocky Branch Marina as we cruise to a special location on Beaver Lake and use your new telescope to view the night sky. Registration and pre-payment required; call (479) 789-5000 for more information and to register.
Admission: $50, $10 extra person on cruise
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
20201 East Highway 12
Rogers, AR 72756
Ph: (479) 789-5000