The White River is nationally known for its trout fishing. DEAN CURTIS FOR LIVING WELL

Quarry Marina, Hwy. 177 at Lake Nor-

fork Dam, 209 Quarry Park Point, Moun- tain Home, rents Aloha pontoon boats with or without slides. They also have a mechanic on duty, offer fishing guide ser- vice, tackle and live bait, and more. Call (870) 499-5388. Highway 125 Marina, 321 Marina Dr.,

Peel. Rents pontoons, ski boats, fishing boats, and more. They’ve been in busi- ness since 1952 and are a full-service ma- rina selling groceries, fishing gear, wine, beer, ice and even toys. They also have 39 campsites equipped with electric hook- ups, drinking water and showers. Call (870) 436-5390.

Fishing & Lodging When Wade LeDuc of Prairie Grove

was growing up, his dad took him fishing. It’s a tradition Wade now shares with his sons Brandon, 17, and Gabriel, 18. “He would take us on occasional trips

and we’d do a week-long trip in South Dakota on glacial lakes. That was always


the highlight of the year for me, knowing how much it meant to me, I wanted to do the same for my kids,” LeDuc said. On a spring day, the trio were fishing

the Buffalo and Gabriel snagged a 6- pound brown trout. They are fans of fish- ing the White and Kings rivers. Fishing is a tradition for many families

in the area. If you want to fish this sum- mer, just make sure you have a license. If you want a guided trip, here are two re- nowned operations: Cranor’s Guide Service, 192 CR 715,

Gassville., is owned by Donald Cranor who started his career in 1982. In that time, he has become a premier guide be- ing featured in publications such as Field &Stream, Outdoor Life and on television shows such as Guide Eyes on the Out- door Channel. Cranor offers a variety of fishing trips and can accommodate a group of fishermen up to a 50 strong. Groups of 20 or more receive a 20 percent discount. He can provide shore lunches or boxed lunches. When you book, the only thing you need to take care of is your

fishing license — he provides the rest. Call (870) 430-5484. Trips start at $350 for half day of fly fishing; $300 for half day of spin fishing; with longer options available. There’s a reason Gaston’s White River

Resort, 1777 River Road, Lakeview, has become an Arkansas legend. Founded in 1958 by Al Gaston, it started as a modest resort but has grown to 400 acres, 79 cot- tages, an award winning restaurant, an airstrip, and a fleet of 70 boats. The resort offers guided fishing trips and a fly fish- ing school. The fly fishing school class is a one day course for two people, and combines classroom time and hands-on experience. Guided trips start at $370 for half day, local. You can also rent boats, rods and more. There is so much to ex- plore at the resort. Call (870) 431-5202.

Live Music Music is part of the culture of the

Ozarks, and it’s part of summer celebra- tions.

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