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Thursday
Oct042012

On the Road at Chicot, Delta Conference Center

 

Fishing was poor at today at Arkansas' Chicot Lake, one of the largest oxbow lakes in North America. I caught a drum on a crankbait and my fishing partner caught a sock. That was it.

Then we headed north to Delta Conference Center, where we are spending a couple of days. It's a first-class destination for shooting and duck hunting, and soon will be for fishing as well. In addition, a hotel and spa are being added.

Bill Dance designed the 22-lake fishing lake, pictured above. It's still filling up, which is why it doesn't look like much now. But it's chock full of cover and structure, and should be a trophy bass fishery in short order.

One of the most incredible things occurring here is moving big oak trees from forests to former farmland to restore wildlife habitat, especially for waterfowl. One of these trees is 90 feet tall and 90 inches in circumference. They weigh as much as 450,000 pounds. One of those trees is shown above, near the hotel under construction.

Early tomorrow, I'm heading over to the White River Wildlife Refuge. 

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