Norfork Tailwater

It is only two miles from the dam at Norfork Lake to the White River, but this short stretch packs quite a punch! Its waters are the place of fishermen’s dreams, sporting all four species of trout—rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat. During generation, wading is tough, but access by boat and drifting fishing is excellent. There are several public accesses on the river at low water. Ackerman’s accesses the lower part of the catch-and-release area in the lower part of the river and has premiere fly water for both the novice and the experienced angler.

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On my own . . .

Posted by John Berry on October 11th, 2014


I really don’t get much of a chance to fish on my own. On my days off from guiding, I usually fish with my wife, Lori, or with a fellow guide or fishing buddy. On days when I used to fish on my own, I would take my yellow lab, Ellie with me. She was a well mannered perfect fishing companion. After she passed away, we obtained Tilley, another yellow lab. She is a bright, beautiful and exuberant dog but not mature enough for me to take fishing with me. Lori works with her every day but she is still not ready to accompany me. read more…

Rainy day on the Norfork

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 11th, 2014

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I realize that I wrote about fishing in the rain recently. That is unusual considering how little rain we have received of late. My lawn is still mostly brown despite some rain in the past few days. My wife, Lori, and I had a guide trip with our regular customers, Barry Smith and his wife, Susan Hillebert. They brought along two other couples, Fred and Gerre and Rich and Terry. While Barry and Susan are accomplished anglers, the others were at varying levels of experience. read more…

Sure Cure for Cabin Fever

Posted by John Berry on January 29th, 2014

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This winter has been tough for me to get in my quota of personal days of fly fishing. It seems like the holidays took more days than usual. This included a couple of road trips that kept me out of town far longer than I wanted to be. Then there has been the weather. I don’t know about you but this has been the coldest winter weather that I have ever encountered. What happened to global warming? Included in this bad weather has been a variety of precipitation, snow, rain, sleet and freezing rain. This has caused the area lakes to inch up above power pool and has severely limited the amount of wadable water. read more…