The Friends of the Norfork and White Rivers have a big day planning June 3 with a Crooked Creek Cleanup Float followed by a Crawfish Boil and live music at Kelley’s Slab.
Do the float, led by our own Ben Levin who will be talking about the ecology/health/history/management of Crooked Creek, will pick up trash along the Creek.
Crooked Creek has received national acclaim as one of the top smallmouth bass streams anywhere, and its reputation is well deserved. Ideal habitat and an abundance of crayfish, hellgrammites and other smallmouth bass foods combine to produce large numbers of quality fish. Two- to three-pounders are fairly common, and four- to six-pound smallmouth bass are not unusual. However, the state of Arkansas added “Crooked Creek” to its “impaired streams” list in 2005 because of high water temperature related to gravel mining _ Friends of the Rivers website
Starting at 6pm will be the authentic Louisiana style crawfish boil at Kelley’s Slab access in Yellville. Dinner (tickets $30) includes corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage and beverage. Carnes and the Heaters, a great blues band will provide live entertainment during the evening. If you really don’t care to eat crawfish, consider coming for the music and fellowship ($10 per person).
In conjunction with the event there will be a drawing of a Duane Hada Plein Air watercolor of Crooked Creek . A$20 donation to Friends earns you a chance to make it yours. No more than 100 chances for this drawing will be sold.
TO REGISTER FOR THE FLOAT AND/OR THE CRAWFISH BOIL AND TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE