Many new to northwest Arkansas may have come from states where fishing took place in lakes that were only 30 or 40 feet deep. Adjusting to fishing in Beaver Lake where the lake depth reaches to 200 feet can be a frustrating experience. Spring is prime fishing time at Beaver Lake and an upcoming, free program at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area may help with the catching.
A program for beginner anglers will teach the basics of catching bluegill, crappie, catfish and black bass at Beaver Lake during spring and early summer. It’s designed for people who are new to fishing at Beaver Lake, those new to fishing, or people who have never fished.
Flip Putthoff is the presenter. He’s been fishing at Beaver Lake for 39 years, and lives on the lake. He’s the outdoors reporter at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Topics in the 45-minute program include basic tackle, characteristics of Beaver Lake, and simple techniques to catch fish. Flip will bring examples of proven rods and tackle. After the formal program, Putthoff will give an outdoor demonstration on the art of filleting fish. Anyone interested in fishing is welcome.
Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection
When: Sunday April 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm
For more information, call: 479-789-5006 This program is a continuation of the Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series.