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A Guide to Summer Fishing in AR

Summer fishing is almost here and we’re getting ready here in our neck of the woods for a fantastic time on the water. At one of the leading Arkansas resorts, Gaston’s White River Resort is here to make sure you enjoy your time fishing on the White River. Learn about what you need to fish, what fish you can find in the white river and where the best locations are to hook something great! 

Fish to Hook

The elusive trout is the one you’ll want to hook this summer season, in the White River. Spring rains bring higher water levels which means that fishing from the river banks is always the best idea, so our guided half-day and full-day trips are ideal for any family wanting to catch something tasty. 

Hot Spots on the White River

If you’ve never been trout fishing before, we suggest taking part in our fly fishing lessons right here at our Arkansas resorts. But if you’ve been fishing for some time, our guides can help you get the trout you want to dine on! Trout weighing more than four pounds is typically considered a trophy, and you’ll want to bring that one home with you! Whether you’re fishing for trophies or you’re ready to enjoy a day on the water, there are lots of spots to catch something great on your line.

The upper white river brings more than just trout; you’ll find all different sorts of bass, catfish, and sunfish to satisfy your fishing day. If you must hunt for those trophy trouts, below the Bull Shoals Dam, you’ll find one of the most famous fishing locations in the world for trout. Annual anglers bring in more and more trout, from rainbow to brown, than any other trout location in the country. Continuing downstream to Cotter, you’ll find the brown trout here, as well as, cutthroat and brook trout. With a lot of locations to be, our guides will ensure you’re right where you need to be, all you have to do is supply the bait and line, and we’re sure to catch something. 

What You Need to fish

Fishing at one of the best Arkansas resorts means you’ll be sure to bring some fish home, but what you need to hook them are bait, line, a rod or reel, as well as waders in case you opt to fly-fish. You’ll also want to make sure you read Arkansas’s fishing regulations while ensuring you have the proper licenses, which you can get at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

Whether you’re on the White River searching for trout, dining in our on-site restaurant or you’re enjoying the comforts of our accommodations; we have everything you need for a fun day at one of the top Arkansas resorts! Give Gaston’s White River Resort a call at (870) 431-5202 and book the ultimate fishing vacation this summer season!