A guided trout fishing trip is the best way to get the most out of your time on the White River in search of trout! Whether you're a seasoned trout fishing pro or a novice, our trout fishing guides will provide you with as much (or as little) instruction and helpful advice as you want -- for all conditions on the White River -- or just put you on the trout!
Our Trout Fishing Guides have many years of combined experience, know what those trout are hittin' on, and know how to find 'em. You'll enjoy White River trout fishing from the comfort and safety of a wide river john boat with padded seats. Family & kids, friends, or just the guys goin' after some big Brown Trout -- we cater to your desires... Some folks prefer trout fishing with artificials, and we do that, too.
Whether trout fishing full day, half day, or just for a couple of hours, our trout fishing guides are interested in providing you the best quality White River trout fishing experience possible. You'll have so much fun, you'll wonder how the day went by so fast...
For more info on trout fishing & White
River in general, be sure to read the
For more info on trout fishing & White River in general, be sure to read the Trout Fishing-Main page first.
This female Brown Trout was caught and released on a guided fishing trip here on the White River.
The first thing folks want to know is, "Where does the guide take us on our trout fishing trip?" That depends; Extremely low water conditions or the logistics involved with larger group trips sometimes dictate specific put-in and take-out points, however, our general motto is, "Let the Trout Guide Decide." We know this ensures the best trout fishing. Since we're in a such a productive stretch of the White River, there's generally no need to travel far...
What do guided fishing trips include? Guided Spin Fishing trips include the trout guide, boat/motor, rods/reels, hooks, sinkers, live bait and/or scented bait products, soda & water. Full day trout fishing trips also include nice picnic lunches & dessert. The sandwiches are smoked turkey breast w/ sun-dried tomato, smoked ham, Swiss cheese on artisan rolls, baked beans, potato salad and cheesecake for dessert. In the winter, we substitute hot soup for the potato salad & baked beans.
For larger groups, shore lunches on your trout fishing trip can be provided for an additional charge, where you'll eat BLT's while your catch of the day is frying up, along with hushpuppies, potatoes and pie. Either way, you'll have a full belly! Fishing licenses / trout stamps and lures are not included. Full day guided spin fishing trips requiring shuttle service will be subject to a gas surcharge of $5 to $10.
What do you need to bring on your guided trout fishing trip? Hats, polarized sunglasses (so you can see those trout in the river), sunscreen, rain gear (just in case!), camera, and appropriate clothing. Even in warmer weather, the mornings can be cool; bring a light jacket.
Bring your own light or ultra-light spinning rods/reels if you prefer, but those are provided. We use 4 to 6 lb. low visibility green line, as that color seems to be the least visible to the trout.
What if it's raining on the day of our trout fishing trip? We fish in the rain, because the trout are already wet! Of course, if there's lightning, we wait to go out. If lightning starts while you're already fishing, you'll come in for awhile to wait. There is almost never lightning or rain all day long, and you'll be able to get in a good amount of trout time.
Additionally, since we're only 15 miles down river from the Bull Shoals Dam, and 12 & 17 miles respectively above Crooked Creek & the Buffalo River, our stretch of the White River typically doesn't get too muddy, and clears pretty quickly.
Folks ask, "Do I need to take a guided trout fishing trip to go trout fishing, or not?" The answer depends on your experience, river conditions, how you trout fish, your expectations, and how pampered you want to be... :-)
Many guests do prefer to trout fish on their own. Some wade fish when the White River is low. Some go trout fishing out of canoes or kayaks, and many take john boats. Additionally, because of our central location, many of our guests venture out to the Buffalo River, Crooked Creek, Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Norfork and the North Fork River.
If you've never been trout fishing on the White River before, you'd benefit from at least one 1/2 day guided fishing trip before going out on your own. Just talk to us about your experience and expectations, and we'll help you decide what's best for you.
For wade fishing, we have one of the best wade access spots on the White River when dam generation is low, so however you want to trout fish, we can offer you suggestions on what to use and where those trout are...
For our john boat rental customers, in addition to tips & tricks on how to get the most out of your day, we also provide a thorough safety check out to make sure your trout fishing experience is as safe as it is productive. (For info on john boat & canoe/kayak rentals, be sure to visit those pages.)
His Place Resort has a fully stocked tackle shop. For live bait, we carry red worms, night crawlers, frozen shrimp, and some seasonal bait such as crayfish and wax worms, and all different kinds of power bait, hooks, sinkers, line, spoons, lures, nets, etc. We have rods and reels for sale as well as for daily rental. Other items include T-shirts, smokes, soda, candy and other novelty items.
In the tackle shop, we maintain a Water Flow board for both the White River & North Fork River, letting you know what the water is doing at any given time. The number for the current flow at both Bull Shoals Dam and Norfork Dam is 870-431-5311. Program it into your cell phone so you can listen to it throughout the day. (The White River Flow Info page will explain to you what to make of that information, or just ask us!
Good Fishin’ --