FLW Tour anglers ready for tournament

April 25, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Club explores overlook, waterfall

Hill ‘N Dale Hiking Club will visit Kings River Overlook and Tea Kettle Falls in the Madison County Wildlife Management Area on Friday.

All hikers are welcome. Combined distance is 2.5 to 3 miles, easy to moderate. Meet at 8 a.m. in the upper parking lot of the Harps Store in Bella Vista to carpool. Bring a sack lunch to eat at Withrow Springs State Park.

To register, contact George Riggin,, or 913-669-4967.

Wildflowers focus

of hike

A hike to learn about wildflowers will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday along the Back 40 Trail in Bella Vista. Meet at the Buckingham trailhead at Trafalgar Road and Buckingham Drive.

Botanist Jennifer Ogle will lead the 1.75-mile hike and help hikers identify wildflowers along the way. Some of the trail is rocky. Difficulty is moderate. The hike is suitable for children. Pets on a leash are welcome.

Trek heads

to Hawksbill Crag

Ozark Highlands Trail Association will host a hike Sunday to Hawksbill Crag in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Harps store in Elkins for carpooling.

The hike is 3 miles, moderate to difficult, and visits the much-photographed stone outcrop that resembles a hawk’s head and bill.

All hikers are welcome. Pets are not allowed. To register, contact Mike Lemaster at or 479-466-5214.


sets tournament

The 26th annual Bradford Marine and ATV Buddy Bass Tournament to benefit the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce is May 6 at Beaver Lake.

Fishing starts at first safe light. Weigh-in begins at 2 Prairie Creek park. Entry fee is $110 per boat or $120 after Friday. First prize is a Tracker bass boat and two collector Daisy BB guns.

The event is the largest bass tournament at Beaver Lake in terms of the number of participants, with a field of 400 to 500 anglers.

For details call the chamber at 479-636-1240 or visit

Lodwicks win event

Jeffrey Lodwick and Brian Lodwick won the Everett Team Trail bass tournament held April 15 at Beaver Lake. They weighed five bass that totaled 17.64 pounds. Their catch included a 5.38-pounder.

Josh Robinson and Steve Castleman placed second with five bass at 16.55 pounds. They had a 4.12-pounder. Chuck Neavear and Lonnie Neavear were third with five bass at 16.5 pounds, including a 4.67-pound bass. Jim Sikes and Cole Sikes were fourth with five bass at 16.06 pounds. Their catch included a 5.08-pounder.

Fifth through 10th, all with five bass, were: fifth, Bryan Wolfgang, Mike Roughton, 16.03; sixth, Chris Johnson, Chad Johnson, 16; seventh, Kevin Kester, Clint Kester, 15.9; eighth, Justin Hoffman, Tim Clark, 15.71; ninth, Rick Carpenter, Jim Beavers, 15.64; 10th, Michael Hubbard, Justin McClelland, 15.62.

Matt Emeterio and Casey Odel had big bass at 5.65 pounds. The Lodwicks took second place big bass.

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