I trout fish in the White from Bull Shoals Lake to Norfork. I also fish the Norfork some (it is short).
I fly fish some, but this trip was all spin fishing with Rooster Tails (gold blade, 1/8 oz) on 4 lb test line (I like lo vis green).
Any time of year is fine, as the rivers are coming off the bottom of the lakes. I like winter, less people.
We were wade fishing, but you can also rent Jon boats, or float a stretch in a canoe.
Very, very easy fishing.
THANKS for the info, Magoo!
That looks like a lot of fun... and I NEED "very, very easy fishing". Curious: Do you know if there any outfitters up that way that rent the whole smear (waders, rod/reel/etc) to a "Trout Fisherman For The Weekend" kind'a guy?
While the wife and I were in Crested Butte this past Sept., and thinking in terms of our "next Colorado vacation", we priced a guided day of trout fishing w/all needed supplies. Was going to be about $500 for a day, as I recall.
However, trout fishing north Arkansas in the off-season could be as much fun!