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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Berry’s White River fishing report, May 16

Posted by John Berry on May 16th, 2014


During the past week, we have had a couple of rain events (for a total of less than three inches here in Cotter), cooler temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose two tenths of a foot to rest at one and five tenths feet above seasonal power pool of 662 feet. This is thirty five and five tenths feet below the top of flood pool.
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Berry’s White River fishing report, April 25

Posted by John Berry on April 25th, 2014


During the past week, we have had rain, warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals remained steady at one tenth of a foot above seasonal power pool of 659 feet. This is thirty five and nine tenths feet below the top of flood pool.
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Observations on Minimum Flow

Posted by John Berry on March 29th, 2014

white river minimum flow

As many of you know, minimum flow has been implemented on the Norfork and Bull Shoals tailwaters. The overall concept was to increase the minimum flow of water that would be released from the dams. This would add a small amount of water to the outflows that would aid in navigation. More importantly it would increase the wetted area on our tailwaters, which would provide a bigger base for food production and increase our river’s fish holding capacity. read more…


Berry’s White River fishing report, March 28

Posted by John Berry on March 29th, 2014


During the past week, we have had rain, warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals remained steady at one tenth of a foot above seasonal power pool of 659 feet. This is thirty five and nine tenths feet below the top of flood pool.
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Berry’s White River fishing report, March 21

Posted by John Berry on March 21st, 2014


During the past week, we have had rain, sleet and snow (a couple of inches of rain and three inches of snow here in Cotter), colder then warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose one and six tenths feet to rest at one tenth of a foot above seasonal power pool of 659 feet. This is thirty five and nine tenths feet below the top of flood pool.
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