White River, Arkansas

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February 22nd – 27th 2020

Fly fishing on the White River in Arkansas is quickly becoming one of the most popular trout destinations in the country. More specifically during the winter months, to target some of the larger wild brown trout that call this ecosystem home. Fish regularly exceed 10 pounds and fish over 20 pounds are caught every year.
We will be arriving in Cotter, AR the last week in February, a prime time to fish what is locally know as “The Shad Kill”. This phenomenon occurs when shad congregate in the deep water near the Bull Shoals Hydroelectric dam and are consequently churned up and spit out down river into the stretch of river that these large fish call home. We will be fishing with Rising River Guides who have an extensive track record of catching big brown trout on the fly!
Temperatures for February average in the low 60’s, making this winter fishery comfortable to fish all day long. This trip will be focused on fishing the White River and its tributary the Norfolk river, both very productive tail water fisheries that hold Brown, Brook, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout.