White River Fishing Reports for Trout (870) 405-6384
~ White River Fishing Reports for Trout near Bulls Shoals and Cotter ~
Cooler air and the crispness of Fall brings out the best in Trout fishing. Both sections both around Cotter to Bull Shoals have been fishing well for both Rainbow Trout and resident Brown Trout. Browns certainly become more hungry as the weather changes and becomes cooler. As the weather changes, Brown Trout become more aggressive and focus on the winter spawning cycle.
Fly Fishing: Best Fly Fishing Techniques for the White River Trout have been free style nymphing along the bottom. Ticking near the bottom has been key for the larger Trout on the White River. Scud patterns in smaller sizes, (#16 & #18) have been producing fish. Micro egg patterns and small beads have been working well. Trout spawn all throughout the winter months on this tail water fishery so egg flies are a must! Natural colors have been producing the best right now. During power generation, a little brighter colored egg flies are working well. Small nymphs like Pheasant tails, Wooley Buggers, Hare’s Ears and Scuds all work well during the Winter months. When the water levels are up, the streamer game here is strong! Big streamers stripped along the banks really produce some quality fish including a few trophies.
Fall brings out the biggest Brown Trout of the year. Trophy Trout Year Around.
Spinning Gear: Crank baits and shrimp have been our “Go to” baits of choice. Power Bait has been working well for Rainbow Trout. White jigs fished near the bottom also fish well. Live Shiner minnows usually work well all winter long and draw some larger trout. Casting crank baits also produces many nice fish. Weather has been a bit warm for the Shad kills. Shad kills occur most often in later January and February when water temperatures are the coldest. Shad Kills or crank bait fishing calls in the big boys! Right after the spawn in December, these brown trout are hungry and ready to feed again.
Fall is one of our absolutely favorite times of the year for Trout fishing. Good numbers of fish with not too many folks on the water. We do our best to keep our White River Trout Fishing Reports up to date and accurate.
Flows have been up and down this time of year. Power generation has usually only been going hard for several hours, then lower significantly, offering some great wading opportunities.
Crank baits and shrimp have been our “Go to” baits of choice. Power Bait has been working well for Rainbow Trout. Live Shiner Minnows usually work well all winter. Fall is one of our absolutely favorite times of the year for Trout fishing. Good numbers of fish with not too many folks on the water. We do our best to keep our White River Trout Fishing Reports up to date and accurate.
We’re on the water every day during this time of year, our guides are in tune with what is working best at the moment. We keep tabs on the generation and water – stream flow data, letting you know the flow and generation below Bull Shoals Dam. This is also a great time of year for family guided trout fishing & White River Trout Fishing Reports for Arkansas.
We’re looking forward to more Winter Trout Fishing on the White River. The Shad kill should be excellent with many Trophy Big Trout.
Spawning brown trout on the White River in Arkansas can be caught throughout the year. Giant Winter Trout.