To trout fishing enthusiasts, the White River
in northern Arkansas is treasured water.
The state record rainbow trout (19-lb., 1 oz.) and cutthroat
trout (9 lb., 9 oz) were caught here. Trophy brown trout
and brook trout also thrive, and their state records were
catches from a nearby, similar river.
Beautiful scenery is reason
enough to visit. White River waters flow past limestone bluffs
and through woodlands where you will see eagles, deer and
abundant wildlife as you float by. Wooded shores bloom white
and pink in the spring with dogwood and redbud trees while
autumn colors glow every shade of gold. The City of Cotter
has been named Tree City USA by the National
Arbor Day Foundation.
On the White River, any trout fishing techniques
can be used with success, but many visitors choose a traditional White
River float-fishing trip.
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