North Fork of the White

The North Fork of the White River is Missouri’s premiere, freestone trout river.  It’s divided into three sections:  Above Rainbow Spring, which dumps 82 million gallons of cold, clear water into the North Fork, are primarily warm-water fish, including smallmouth bass and goggleye.  The middle section between Rainbow Spring and James Bridge is considered to be some of the best trout fishing in the state.  Brown trout are stocked annually, but rainbow trout haven’t been stocked in years, making them primarily wild.  Warm species of fish abound in the lower section including stripers.  They actually traveled above the falls at Dawt Mill in 2011 when Norfork Lake rose to record levels.

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First Norfork brown trout

Posted by Phil Lilley on August 28th, 2014

norfork brown

Took a little weekend trip with a few buddies of mine up to the White River last weekend. We decided to run up to the Norfork River one morning and fish it for a few hours. It was new waters for me, but I had a good farmer buddy show me the ropes. He was fishing in another boat ahead of me. We floated down from the darn ramp and fished about a mile and a half of the river. The dock hole I guess you could call it. My first brown on the Norfork.  by Ccox1982 on OAF Forum


North Fork of the White River fishing report, March 15

Posted by Phil Lilley on March 16th, 2014

NFOW brown

by Sunburst Ranch, Justin Spencer

Fished a little the last two days and it has been hot to say the least. 30 minutes in front of the house yielded a 17 inch bow and a couple smaller ones. read more…


Timmy Horton floats with Longboat Outfitters on the North Fork of the White River

Posted by Phil Lilley on January 27th, 2014

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World host, Timmy Horton (BASSMASTER) float fishes with Longboat Outfitters for a two day Ozarks river adventure down the North Fork of the White River. Full Outdoor Channel Episode.