White River Wonders
The White River has a well-earned reputation for some of the best trout fishing in America. It is a 700 mile long, complex watershed running through both Arkansas and Missouri. Some of the finest trout fishing the White has to offer, however, is found below the dam on Bull Shoals Lake in the Ozark Mountains.
Recently my friends Peter and Linda Gillen caught a legal limit of rainbows on the White River while camping at Bull Shoal-White River State Park, Lakeview, AR. Not they weren’t fly-fishing, but the photo shows how abundant rainbows are on this river. Pete and Linda were fishing with excellent guide Marty Moore on his custom drift boat. Marty is affiliated with Papa Bill’s Guide Service. Peter and his wife Linda have fished with Marty over the past few years and recommend him highly.
While the rainbow fishing is obviously very good, the White River is most famous for having some of the biggest brown on the planet. Earlier this year one of Marty’s clients caught a 26”, 28” and 31” Brown. A total of 26 Browns were caught that day. Marty Moore can be reached at 903-701-0454.