Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

If we really want to, we can fix it

    I saw some great smallmouth water, and some great smallmouth fishing on a small Ozarks stream this past week, perhaps more bass per acre than I have seen since the first days on Arkansas’ Crooked Creek in the early 1970s. Back then I was 21 years old, and the outdoor editor for the Arkansas Democrat newspaper in Little Rock. I was so young and stupid I told the whole country about that amazing little brown bass paradise, and continued on to write about the Kings and War Eagle Rivers in the same way. If my newspaper column raving about the great smallmouth fishing found there didn’t go far enough, I wrote about them in national magazines like Outdoor Life and Field and Stream. 

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