Crooked Creek Crawfish Boil and Float Trip

Hey, everyone!  Just wanted to share an upcoming event on Crooked Creek from the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Group!  If you’re here next weekend, check this out!

Crooked Creek Crawfish Boil and Float Trip

CLICK TO REGISTER ONLINE or sign up at Rivertown Gallery, Dally’s Fly Shop/Cotter, or Blue Ribbon Fly Shop/Mountain Home

When: June 3rd 10:30 a.m.
Where: Crooked Creek; float from the Hwy 62 bridge to the Snow access.

Ben Levin, along with Friends of the Rivers board members, will be hosting a cleanup along a 5 mile stretch of Crooked Creek between the Hwy 62 (Pyatt) and Snow accesses before the Crawfish Boil. We will pick up trash, and stop along the way while Ben talks about the ecology/health/history/management of Crooked Creek. Participants bring their own canoes or kayaks. The float tour will be limited to 30 participants. There is no charge to participate in the clean-up.

6:00 p.m.   Fred Berry Nature Center Pavilion
Dinner Reservations: $30 per person

There will be an authentic Louisiana style crawfish boil after the float at Kelley’s Slab access in Yellville. Dinner includes corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage and beverage. David Lemoine is our chef.  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)

Participants may choose to do the float, the boil, or both. Space for the canoe float is limited, so let us know soon if you’d like to participate! There will be room for many at the pavilion. This is a fund-raising event for Friends of the North Fork and White River. Funds are used for programs, education and organizational outreach.


Another Way to Support Friends of the Rivers

Duane Hada has graciously promised to produce a Plein Air watercolor of Crooked Creek in support of our  fund-raiser. Your $20 donation to Friends earns you a chance to make it yours. No more than 100 chances for this drawing will be sold.

CLICK TO REGISTER ONLINE or sign up at Rivertown Gallery, Dally’s Fly Shop/Cotter, or Blue Ribbon Fly Shop/Mountain Home

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.

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