The white River, bordering Stone County on the Northeast, is famous for its trout fishing and breathtaking scenery. Fishermen travel from great distances just to catch the beautiful rainbow trout that thrive in the cold waters of the White. However you don’t have to be an expert fisherman to have success fishing in Stone County. Two excellent resorts located 7 miles north of Mountain View offer guided float trips and everything you may need to catch the big one.
Both Angler’s and Jack’s offer full-service guide trips. An all day trip on the White River with a professional guide provides great fun and memories for years to come and cost only about $100 per person. For experienced fishermen, boat and motor rentals are also available as well as float gear such as canoes and kayaks.
Most Rainbow trout weigh about 1 pound, but 3 to 5 pound rainbows are quit common. The state record rainbow weighed 19 pounds 1 ounce and was caught on the White River. German brown trout are also found in the White River and grow much larger. The current state and world record German brown was caught below Greer’s Ferry Dam on the Little Red River about 29 miles south of Mountain View. Rainbow trout are also stocked in Mirror Lake at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area about 15 miles north of town.
Small mouth bass are also found on the White River around the mouths of the creeks that flow into the White, and pound for pound may be one of the best fighting fish in the world. For even more variety, largemouth bass live in Sylamore Creek flowing into the White. The combination of cold water fishing on the White and warm water fishing on the tributaries offers some of the best fishing opportunities found anywhere.
Be sure to take your camera along for some of the best scenery shots around complete with bluffs, bald eagles and blue herrings.
Jack’s Fishing Resort 870-585-2211
Anglers White River Resort 870-585-2226