Nov. 18, 2020
JONESBORO — Arkansas is in the midst of deer season, and skillets are sizzling with the sound of a floured piece of backstrap cooking in grease. Alongside the backstrap will likely be a skillet of fried potatoes. As soon as the backstrap is done, a bit of flour will hit the grease, followed by some milk to brew up some gravy to cover the venison and accompany some biscuits cooking in the oven.
Oct. 7, 2020
JONESBORO — As the temperatures drop and the leaves change color, the thoughts of most Arkansans turn to the pursuit of deer, ducks, squirrels and other game. Fishing is put on the back burner, but the changing seasons and dropping temperatures will spur the fish of Arkansas into a feeding frenzy that can lead to some of the best angling days of the year.
Sept. 30, 2020
JONESBORO — Squirrels are vocal animals with sounds ranging from agitated chatters to passive whines. Hunters can take advantage of the squirrel language with a little squirrel talk of their own.
July 29, 2020
JONESBORO — Arkansas is blessed with a multitude of fishing holes. Manmade reservoirs, and large rivers to upland streams and small ponds, Arkansas has almost anything a fisherman could want.
July 8, 2020
JONESBORO — Fish bait can be found in many forms at most tackle retailers. Worms, crickets, minnows, wax worms and other creatures fill boxes and bins. Prepared baits are also found in a wide variety of forms, smells and textures. All of these baits have their place and time on a hook, but few rival a natural seasonal bait that shows up in Arkansas in mid-summer: the catalpa worm.
May 6, 2020
It's one of the simplest items on our list — just a piece of bent wire, sometimes sporting a barb on the end. But throughout modern human history, the fish hook has proven to be one of our most dependable tools. Fishing allows us to eat, without the danger of hunting or the hard work of farming.”
This quote was from David Ewalt in an article featured in Forbes magazine in 2005. In the article, the hook was heralded as number 19 on the list of the top 20 tools that have impacted human civilization.
April 22, 2020
JONESBORO — Let’s start an argument. Not about politics, best brand of truck or the best snack for a fishing trip. This is a real argument, one in which everyone has an opinion and are willing to stand up for their side.