White River

When one thinks of the White River, several things come to mind -- world famous trout fishing, magnificent bluffs and cold, clear water, ideal riffles and shoals full of rainbows, browns, cutthroat and brook trout plus all the folklore that goes along with its Ozarks Region. Fly fishers and spin fishers alike anticipate traveling to its waters each year in hopes of hooking a trophy brown trout. Some areas, like Wildcats Shoals, are almost impassible. This is a major reason why there are so many fishing guides on the White River.

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Real men fish pink worms

Posted by John Berry on October 11th, 2014

male rainbow closeup

Last weekend I had a two day guide trip with two men from Florida, Willie and Ken. Both were retired professionals and were in their mid to late seventies. As is my normal procedure, we fished the White River on the first day and the Norfork the next. We floated the White and waded the Norfork. This gives them a good look at what the twin lakes area has to offer, when it comes to fly fishing for trout. read more…


Arkansas Double

Posted by John Berry on October 11th, 2014

double

Most of us know what a double is. That is when two anglers in a boat or wading for that matter both hook up fish at the same time. It is shared success and a cause for celebration. It usually results in high fives, fist bumps or a yahoo. Catching them two at a time is a great way to get the body count up. My personal record, as a guide, is eleven doubles in one day. That is twenty two fish! Once, when guiding three anglers, we had a triple. Doubles are the kind of problem that you don’t mind encountering. When your biggest challenge is figuring out which fish of the two is ready to come in first, you are having a good day! read more…


Berry’s White River fishing report, October 11

Posted by John Berry on October 11th, 2014


During the past week, we have had a rain event (a half inch here in Cotter), warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals fell five tenths of a foot to rest at four and five tenths feet below seasonal power pool of 659 feet. This is forty and five tenths feet below the top of flood pool.
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Berry’s White River fishing report, October 3

Posted by John Berry on October 3rd, 2014


During the past week, we have had no rain, warmer temperatures and moderate winds. The lake level at Bull Shoals fell five tenths of a foot to rest at four feet below seasonal power pool of 659 feet. This is forty feet below the top of flood pool.
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Berry’s White River fishing report, September 26

Posted by John Berry on September 26th, 2014


During the past week, we have had rain (less than an inch here in Cotter), cooler temperatures and moderate winds. The lake level at Bull Shoals fell four tenths of a foot to rest at five and five tenths feet below seasonal power pool of 661 feet. This is thirty nine and five tenths feet below the top of flood pool.
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