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Old 06-23-2021, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default Great Trip on the White River

Got back in Sunday evening from a couple of days fishing with my dad and brother on the White River. We stayed at Rim Shoals and fished up and down from the cabins there. Water levels were really high which they say made it harder fishing, but we think we did fine. Boated 35 fish in the two days, lost about half that many more and saw some absolute beasts. This was our first time fishing in Arkansas, and on the White, but it won't be my last for sure. Had a lot of good eating size trout and Dad's two monster browns. Largest was 21 1/4". Took my boat as I did not trust the little rental boats and smaller hp motors.







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Old 06-23-2021, 06:53 AM   #2
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Great trip!!
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:03 AM   #3
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Goodness that looks like a lot of fun.

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Old 06-23-2021, 07:09 AM   #4
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Awesome!!!! Are the trout there native, do they stock them or both?
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:16 AM   #5
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Wow. Sounds like a great trip.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:20 AM   #6
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Looks like a great trip!
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:21 AM   #7
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I love that area. Lots of great fishin and even better scenery.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:42 AM   #8
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Awesome trip.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:51 AM   #9
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:56 AM   #10
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Those are some beautiful trout, never knew there was trout fishing in Arkansas.

Are they stocked in that river, or natural? I have never heard of trout anywhere around Arkansas.
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:01 AM   #11
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Those are some beautiful trout, never knew there was trout fishing in Arkansas.

Are they stocked in that river, or natural? I have never heard of trout anywhere around Arkansas.

Actually, there are no trout fisheries in Arkansas, it would be a waste of time to come here



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Old 06-23-2021, 08:02 AM   #12
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Looks like y’all had a great time. Did you by chance see any of the yellow rainbow trout?


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Old 06-23-2021, 09:00 AM   #13
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They stock somewhere close to 1 million trout in the White every year I believe. There are a lot of native/holdover fish for sure in there, but they do supplement it. We did not see or catch any of the palominos. Arkansas has some great trout fisheries in the White, Little Red, Norfork and many other rivers, much less what the Buffalo River offers.
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Old 06-23-2021, 09:34 AM   #14
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Great pics, What an awesome trip!!
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:51 PM   #15
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What a great fishing trip with your dad and your brother. That combination of a family on any kind of fishing trip is awesome, but when you add that beautiful country and those trout, that is just an outstanding time.
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:05 PM   #16
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Looks like you had a fun trip Congratulations
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:13 PM   #17
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My uncle and his friend were at Rim Shoals this past weekend also. He sent me a pic of a brown about the same size as the one in your first picture. Great place for sure!
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:49 AM   #18
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Looks like a lot of fun, great pics.
Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:50 AM   #19
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Nice haul!
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Old 06-24-2021, 12:15 PM   #20
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Nice! Is that close to Gaston's?

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Old 06-24-2021, 03:14 PM   #21
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Kinda. Good ways downstream from where Gastons is. Rim Shoals is 25 miles below Bull Shoals Dam. I think Gastons is right up close within like 4 miles or so.
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Old 06-24-2021, 03:20 PM   #22
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Beautiful pics!
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:12 PM   #23
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We will be up there the second week of July. Looks fun.
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:17 PM   #24
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Me and pops have been talking about making this trip for a fee years now and looks like we need to make it happen! Awesome pics
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:25 PM   #25
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Wow! Y'all got'em.
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Old 06-24-2021, 07:29 PM   #26
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Great pics!
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:22 AM   #27
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I love the White river, I need to go back!!!
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:08 AM   #28
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Like said in above post,
THERE IS NO TROUT FISHING IN ARKANSAS!!

lol,
it really is a hidden gem.
I have a friend who lives in Norfork and have some great trips out there.
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Old 06-25-2021, 12:39 PM   #29
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We vacationed there last year. If we lived closer, I would have a kayak and visit more often. Looks like y’all had a good time.
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Old 06-25-2021, 01:11 PM   #30
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Nice! Y'all caught some beauties!
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Old 06-26-2021, 11:09 AM   #31
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Definitely planning on going back. Would life to fish it at normal water level as I hear it is even better.
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Old 06-26-2021, 12:40 PM   #32
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What did y’all catch them on
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Old 06-26-2021, 01:35 PM   #33
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One of my fondest memories is my one trip to the white river fishing and camping 2 nights, 3
Days.

Great photos and good for you guys to get out together

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Old 06-26-2021, 05:09 PM   #34
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Go every July with 15 guys and fish with guides 5-6 days. Love chasing those big browns.
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Old 06-27-2021, 02:04 AM   #35
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That looks like a good trip! Time with family= priceless.
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:40 AM   #36
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What did y’all catch them on
Main lure was a 2” rapala style bait. Seemed to really like a chrome with blue back. Most colors worked, but natural colors/patterns were usually best
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:15 AM   #37
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Went last year and caught a lot with can corn and peeled crawfish tails. I could have eaten the tails out of the guides hand.
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