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“Great people and great fishing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours

Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours
321 Big Spring Pkwy, Cotter, AR 72626
870-435-6525
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Cotter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Arkansas Trout Fishing Outfitter Guide Service Guided Arkansas (one day) trout fishing trips on the White River and overnight (two day or more) fishing camp trips on our private 15 Acre island in the White River. Buffalo River wilderness area bass fishing trips and fishing camp trips. All trips are fully outfitted by us. Guides, fishing gear, camping gear (wall tents, cots, etc.), food and cooks are all included.On our one day (or half day) trips you don't just fish in the vicinity of our dock (called "fishing local"). On our usual "full day" trip, you fish 14 miles and on our usual "half day" you fish 10 miles of the White River. We then "pick you up" (along with your guides and Jon boats) and bring you back to our dock location in Cotter in our Suburbans and/or vans.Covering this larger portion of the river gives your guide the opportunity to get you to more "holes" (deeper areas) of the river where the guide knows the trout are likely to be. Catching 30 - 40 trout per day per person is not unusual. You can only keep five.If you prefer not to fish, we also do site-seeing trips the same way. Try our Shore Lunch of bacon and tomato sandwiches, black-eyed peas, hush-puppies, french fries and strawberry shortcake or banana pudding along with your freshly caught trout! This is all cooked by your guide along the riverbank over a charcoal fire.
Houston, TX
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“Great people and great fishing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Our group has been fishing with CTD for over 10 years. Their service is top notch and their guides are the best on the river. We have always had a great experience and plan to keep coming back every year. We have fished with others and I can attest that you cannot do better than Cotter Trout Docks.

Visited May 2014
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have been using Cotter Trout Dock almost every year since about 1995. Debbie and Ron bought it about seven or eight years ago I think.

Their level of service is without peer. They will bend over backwards for you to make sure that you get a good guide and you have a great experience with your family or friends.

They make it fun and easy.

The various resorts and cabins around the area will pressure you to book through them, but I would advise to stay where you want to stay, but book your own fishing guide through Ron and Debbie. We always have and will continue to do so no matter where we stay.

Visited May 2014
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“Wonderful time. Lots of fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

The trip was everything we hoped for and more. We caught lots of fish. Our guide Greg was very helpful and very knowlegable about the river and fishing techniques. Food was fabulous. Lonnie is an excellent cook. My grandson and I did the trip for his high school graduation. We would recommend highly and would do it again in a minute.

Visited May 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Great experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My dad, brother, and I chose the full day trip with shore lunch. We all caught so many fish that morning that I lost track of how many we caught. Several times all three of us had fish on at the same time. Doug was our guide and cook. He was great! The shore lunch was our favorite part of the trip! It was fantastic! All for a very fair price for what it includes. I highly recommend Cotter Trout Dock and we will be back very soon!

Visited March 2014
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Debbie G, Owner at Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thanks M.,
We look forward to seeing you and your family return to the river! We appreciate your time in providing a review for us. Thanks!
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“Trout fishing at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have been fishing out of the cotter trout dock for over 30 years. I invite friends to join us and they are hooked, literally. Debbie and Ron seem more like family than business professionals. They are always accommodating, sincere, offer everything one could ask for. The guides are excellent fishermen, fun to be with, and dang good cooks. Don't go without the shore lunch, it is worth the price of admission. We fished with Wayne again, can't say enough about him, you just have to experience it. We also fished with Doug for the first time, just another great guy. I could go on and on.......
Will end it with, we miss Bobby......
Jimmy and Debbie Knipp
Branch Texas

Visited October 2013
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Debbie G, Owner at Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Hey Jimmy, Finally get to say "Thank You" for taking time to write a review. You are so appreciated and we're glad we have been able to be part of your vacations for 30 years!! See you soon.
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