Ready for fish­er­men

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

Jeff Crow, di­rec­tor of the Arkansas Game and Fish Com­mis­sion, speaks Fri­day dur­ing a ded­i­ca­tion of the Prairie Creek fish­ing tour­na­ment weigh-in fa­cil­ity at Prairie Creek Park on Beaver Lake. Arkansas Game and Fish Com­mis­sion and the Army Corps of En­gi­neers worked to­gether to build the $295,000 fa­cil­ity for weigh­ing fish at fish­ing tour­na­ments, mainly bass tour­na­ments. About 100 tour­na­ments are held at Prairie Creek Park each year, Crow said. The fa­cil­ity was funded mainly by the Sport Fish Restora­tion pro­gram, which levies an ex­cise tax on fish­ing tackle. Lo­cal an­glers do­nated $32,500 in la­bor and equip­ment use. The pavil­ion may also be re­served for wed­dings and other events by con­tact­ing the Army Corps of En­gi­neers of­fice in Rogers.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF

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