Wotton Guide Services
Ron Ford (left) caught this trophy rainbow.
Browns this size are not uncommon catches from the White
Mark Martin found out.
Expect From Me
A guided trip provides you at least three services. First , it allows you to maximize your
limited time on water you may not be familiar with. Second, you will almost certainly
learn some new fly fishing skills. Third, it is my goal to give you the best possible fly
fishing experience and a enjoyable day to remember. You will have at your disposal my
River Fly Fishing
There are many excellent warm and cold water fly fishing options in the Ozark Mountains.
In fact, after fly fishing for countless fish species in 40 countries around the world I
can say some of the best are right here in my home area.The White River and the North Fork
River (a.k.a. Norfork River) provide first class trout fly fishing. Wild trout fishing in
the upper North Fork river is a special thrill. Smallmouth bass and sunfish action in the
warmer waters of the Buffalo National River add another dimension to Ozark fisheries, as
do the Spring river, Crooked Creek, and the Little Red river - all of which I fish and
upon which I conduct guided fly fishing trips.
Teresa holds a 14-inch brown, a common catch on the White.
14 to 16-inch rainbows are also common catches on the
The White and North Fork rivers are noted for big fish and certainly do contain many that
are well over the normal average trout size ( 10 to 14 inches) found in any water system.
Big trout have learned many lessons and are not always easy to catch. But there are
opportune times that will put the odds more in your favor. Fall to early spring is one
such time, so too fishing is at night during the summer. No one can guarantee that a big
fish will be caught on any given day. If it is your choice to target for a trophy, then l
will do my utmost for this to happen for you. If we should have a good shad kill then this
time will offer a great opportunity to hook into a big fish. Many big fish can also
be caught on very small flies such as midges - if the prevailing conditions at the time
are good. You never know from one day to the next. That is one of the reasons why fly
fishing is so much fun!
Lake Fly Fishing
Bream, crappie, striped , hybrid , largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass can all be
caught on a fly rod in either Bull Shoals Lake or Norfork Lake. Splitting your day between
cold and warm water fishing is something you may wish to try subject to water levels and
time of year.
Davy in White River with a night-caught rainbow
Night Fly Fishing
At certain times of the year there is a great opportunity for catching large trout at dusk
and after darkness sets in. Climate conditions and water levels will largely determine if
this is posible on any given night. I will advise you of the feasability of nightfishing
at the time of your trip. You may choose to fish part day and part of a night.
Guided Fishing Trip Rates
Rates subject to fuel cost increase
|1 person per day
|2 persons per day
|Additional persons $100 each, over
and above two person rate.
|Fly Fishing Schools by
|All trip rates include rods,
reels, lines, tippets, tackle, leaders, and flies. Full day trips include packed lunch and
|To Book Your Trip
1802 MC 7001
Flippin, AR 72634-9564
I do conduct corporate
and group guided fly fishing trips. Please call me with your specific needs and I can give
you a price quote.
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