About the White River in Arkansas
The White River, of northwest Arkansas, flows north and east into Missouri then back into Arkansas. The river travels a total of 720 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi River. The upper end of the White has been impounded in several places to form three major reservoirs (Beaver, Table Rock, and Bull Shoals) and a river-run lake (Taneycomo). The White River basin drain contains about 27,765 square miles with crystal clear water and a bottom composed of gravel, bedrock and sand. The White River below the Bull Shoals Dam is one of the most famous trout fisheries in the world.
The White River is home to some awesome trout fishing. It is one of the better rivers in the midwest if you’re looking for action with the shot at a trophy fish too. Rainbow trout are loaded in this river due to an excellent stocking program. The brown trout fishing is also very good with some very big fish available in this river. Take a look at our White River Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|White River (Arkansas)||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.5||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|