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Old 10-10-2019, 01:05 PM   #1
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Thinking about going on vacation last of October to November. Maybe heading up to northern Arkansas, maybe do a little trout fishing. Are there any places thats good for family and fishing? I'll have my wife and 3yr old daughter also. Was hoping to get a little trout fishing in a stream or something. Not really set on Arkansas, so if theres another place thats better I'm all ears.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:16 PM   #2
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Beaver lake area and the beaver dam are nice. You can book a trout guide out of the dam store for cheap. Area lodging is decent but mostly outdated lots to do in Eureka Springs too. Branson isnít far and there is allot more to do and better trout fishing

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Old 10-10-2019, 01:27 PM   #3
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Eureka Springs cinnamon creek lodges great place.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:07 PM   #4
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Petit Jean State Park is beautiful.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:38 PM   #5
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white river below Bull Shoals Dam - trout fishing
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:45 PM   #6
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Try Roaring River State Park in Southern Mo. You won't regret it. Stocked trout fishing. Easy for kids to fish. Lodge in the park will cook up your fresh trout for you. Daily Fishing licenses and trout tags bought in the park. Bait store. Nature trails. Camping areas primitive or full hook up. Am 51 now been going since I was 5 or so and now take my kids. You'll come home with a cooler full. Only a little over an hour to Branson too.
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If Mama/kids are going , check out Precious Moments at Carthage Mo. (just out of Joplin. It is worth the short drive. We have been several times.
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Thinking about going on vacation last of October to November. Maybe heading up to northern Arkansas, maybe do a little trout fishing. Are there any places thats good for family and fishing? I'll have my wife and 3yr old daughter also. Was hoping to get a little trout fishing in a stream or something. Not really set on Arkansas, so if theres another place thats better I'm all ears.
Lots to do up there.

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Beaver lake area and the beaver dam are nice. You can book a trout guide out of the dam store for cheap. Area lodging is decent but mostly outdated lots to do in Eureka Springs too. Branson isnít far and there is allot more to do and better trout fishing

Fun times

You can fish for trout.


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white river below Bull Shoals Dam - trout fishing
Catch more trout.

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Try Roaring River State Park in Southern Mo. You won't regret it. Stocked trout fishing. Easy for kids to fish. Lodge in the park will cook up your fresh trout for you. Daily Fishing licenses and trout tags bought in the park. Bait store. Nature trails. Camping areas primitive or full hook up. Am 51 now been going since I was 5 or so and now take my kids. You'll come home with a cooler full. Only a little over an hour to Branson too.
Go to an awesome park with trails, fishing, and good cooking.

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If Mama/kids are going , check out Precious Moments at Carthage Mo. (just out of Joplin. It is worth the short drive. We have been several times.
....or.....or.....go to a freaking ceramic doll museum. What in the cornbread hell?
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:18 PM   #9
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Heber Springs is a great place. The Red Apple Inn
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:24 PM   #10
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Try Roaring River State Park in Southern Mo. You won't regret it. Stocked trout fishing. Easy for kids to fish. Lodge in the park will cook up your fresh trout for you. Daily Fishing licenses and trout tags bought in the park. Bait store. Nature trails. Camping areas primitive or full hook up. Am 51 now been going since I was 5 or so and now take my kids. You'll come home with a cooler full. Only a little over an hour to Branson too.
Do yall stay at the lodge there in the park? I can't find pics of the cabins or prices anywhere.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #11
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Check out Ozark trout resort on Lake Taneycomo for trout. Catch all the trout you want off the docks and have Branson to spend your time off the lake. Ozark trout resort has very good prices on rooms, with a nice covered fishing dock. Guide Bill Babler recently caught the new state record brown trout on a pink power worm, little over 40lbs.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:27 PM   #12
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Just remember, no Arky in Arkansas.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:48 PM   #13
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Lots to do up there.



You can fish for trout.




Catch more trout.



Go to an awesome park with trails, fishing, and good cooking.



....or.....or.....go to a freaking ceramic doll museum. What in the cornbread hell?
I was just saying that Mom and little one might want to do something besides fish the entire time. It was a 'family' vacation after all. Just a suggestion.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:54 PM   #14
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I’ve never been fishing there but was told that Greer’s Ferry Lake near Clinton has some of the best walleye fishing in the south.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:57 PM   #15
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Lots to do up there.



You can fish for trout.




Catch more trout.



Go to an awesome park with trails, fishing, and good cooking.




....or.....or.....go to a freaking ceramic doll museum. What in the cornbread hell?
I concur on all points, especially the cornbreadhell part

Haven't been in a while but roaring river sp use to have some very reasonable/clean cabins.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:02 PM   #16
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I took the wife, mother in law and nephews to Lela's Landing on Lake Hamilton a year or two ago. We had a great time. But didn't fish.
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I could live up around Mt Ida or Story.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:54 PM   #18
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I was just saying that Mom and little one might want to do something besides fish the entire time. It was a 'family' vacation after all. Just a suggestion.


I was just kidding you, bud. I have four girls...you canít imagine the stupid crap Iíve been dragged to.


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Old 10-10-2019, 10:11 PM   #19
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I could live up around Mt Ida or Story.
I have friends that live in both places
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:31 PM   #20
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Spider Creek Lodge, Eureka Springs is awesome.
Individual cabins on the White River we have gone 4 years in a row.
Love it.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:48 PM   #21
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Send the people that donít care to fish to downtown bentonville for a night. Stay at 21c, great restaurants, Crystal Bridges museum, Walmart Childrenís science museum and the guys can head on to Gastonís for fishing. Or go to this vrbo in the hills for a night with the whole fam and enjoy the outdoors, the views, hiking, the river etc and then take the fam to Gastonís rent a cabin
and trout fish.

(My brother in law owns this VRBO)

https://www.gastons.com

https://www.vrbo.com/409328?adultsCount=6&noDates=true

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Old 10-11-2019, 09:26 AM   #22
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Spider Creek Lodge, Eureka Springs is awesome.
Individual cabins on the White River we have gone 4 years in a row.
Love it.


Stayed there last year and had to leave early because the water smelled like sulphur so bad the whole house stunk. Couldnít shower or use any water at all
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:33 AM   #23
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If you make it to Eureka Springs check out Thorncrown chapel. really stunning and worth a stop
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:40 AM   #24
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We went in june. Rented a cabin on the white river outside flippin. I could easily retire up there. It was our second time to the area and we will be back.

This last trip the fishing was outstanding. I literally got bored catching 13 inch trout off the boat dock of the rental

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Old 10-11-2019, 03:44 PM   #25
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You can't go wrong anywhere in Arkansas really! Chase trout up in the ozarks, hang out in Hot Springs, or chase Slabzilla in Millwood. There is no incorrect answer! Arkansas is an awesome state!!!
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:59 PM   #26
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Spent a week in Hot Springs last summer...it's nice...fished Lake Quachitta didn't catch anything...water was too hot!
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:02 PM   #27
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Do yall stay at the lodge there in the park? I can't find pics of the cabins or prices anywhere.
We've stayed in the lodge. It's nice older but nice. They do have some basic cabins. Just call the park reservation system and they can tell you what openings they have on the dates you want. Really great place man like in Broken Bow, Ok. They have different zones for different types of lures and fishing. Some antique shops in Cassville, Mo. Also several places on the way to Cassville that have little cabins outside the park. It sets down in a valley and is beautiful in the fall. The smell of campfires. Makes me want to load up and go. Was there over Memorial weekend. My 7 year old limited out both days.

https://mostateparks.com/lodging/roa...ver-state-park

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Old 10-11-2019, 04:06 PM   #28
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I currently live in NW Arkansas, lived up here for a while in the early 2000's. Its a pretty cool place. This part of the state has lots to do. Trout fishing is great in norther Arkansas. If you fly fish you can get on 5+ lb brown trout in a lot of areas.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:26 PM   #29
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That's some great suggestions, thanks. We are looking at lake taneycomo right now. Seems to have good fishing and closer top other attractions.
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That's some great suggestions, thanks. We are looking at lake taneycomo right now. Seems to have good fishing and closer top other attractions.


Bingo! I have been all over that area and tanneycomo has the best of both worlds just rent a pontoon or Jon boat and the marina will tell you where and how to catch them. I have caught some nice rainbows and Browns in that lake
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:52 PM   #31
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Bingo! I have been all over that area and tanneycomo has the best of both worlds just rent a pontoon or Jon boat and the marina will tell you where and how to catch them. I have caught some nice rainbows and Browns in that lake
Im kinda landing towards Lillys landing, have yall ever been there?
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