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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Floating through the Ozarks’ past

Posted by newswriter on July 22nd, 2012

Kansas City Star Article by Brent Frazee
DORA, Mo. — Kyle Kosovich was taking a trip into the Ozarks’ rich past. With his yellow Lab Sedge at his side, he paddled his wooden johnboat through a riffle on the North Fork of the White River and took in the float stream’s timeless beauty. read more…


Stockers On Foam, 17″ Brown

Posted by Nortrad on July 15th, 2012

Headed to the Islands above Patrick Saturday AM. First time for this excursion, so I drove through the camp ground and noticed someone had beaten me, no big deal. read more…


Wise’s Spring, 2012 Video – North Fork of the White

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 28th, 2012