NANFA-- The Gathering Of Fish Heads

Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:16:35 -0700 (PDT)

A gathering of fish heads .May 17th . Lead Hill
Arkansas .Meet at the Hook-Line and Sinker
restaurant/bait shop/gas station at intersection of 7
and 14.You can get coffee , breakfast and fishing
license there . Depart there about 9 for the old Lead
Hill ghost town bridge just down hill from the new
Lead Hill.This is Sugar Loaf Creek east .It feeds into
Bull Shoals Lake .

Next on to Yellville and Crooked Creek at the city
park boat ramp . Crooked Creek is a highly rated sm
bass creek . There is a lot of diversity here when the
creek isn't being ugly . Flash flood/very low water
sometimes at this location. It should be late lunch
time when done .

Then to Harrison and a more upstream section of
Crooked creek . A weir backs up crooked creek to make
a city lake . Below Harrison lake is a generally low
water section of Crooked Creek . Above the lake is a
generally deeper section which snorkelers / hip waders
should enjoy . It will be interesting to compare the
diversities of the three areas .

Back to Lead Hill and either call it a day or there
are more collection areas near by .

Those staying at Captain Jacks resort will be able to
sample 3 Finger Cove at their leisure . I have no
connection with them . Its just near by .

For those who can stay more than one day there is
plenty more collecting/sampling both locally and to
the SW and E as well as over the boarder in Missouri .

We will be joined by Brian Wagner nongame aquatics
biologist / Arkansas , Mark Oliver district fisheries
biologist / Arkansas and Russell T. Johnson of The
Arkansas Roadside Travelogue web site .It has
fascinating feature stories on Arkansas .

Everything is subject to change . Thats life .

Bill Hoppe
Yellville Arkansas
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