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Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours

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About Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours
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.
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Cotter, AR
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The Cotter Trout Dock went out of their way to arrange a last minute half day fishing trip for my wife and me. The guide (Cory) was excellent. He went out of his way to help my wife have a very successful trip. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbrink53
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Friendly, helpful people with outstanding fishing! My guide was a perfect fit for me, knew the river very well and was great at teaching fly fishing to a newbie!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dannordlund
Debbie G, Front Office Manager at Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Glad you were your choice for your first fly fishing adventure. Would love to see you back for your second!

Reviewed July 16, 2018

Have never had a bad experience after many, many years of floating the White River with Cotter Trout Dock. The guides are experienced, helpful and frequently entertaining. The owners are cheerful, polite and genuinely happy to see you again. This is a great experience for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barnet M
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to hire a guide this visit but we did rent a bout. The staff was helpful and gave us all the tips we needed for boat operation. They also informed us about the weather, water conditions, and guided...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sittOsmoA
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This was, by far, the best fishing guide experience we have ever had. The owners and guides are so personable and knowledgeable. This is more than their job . . . it is their PASSION and it is contagious. We were newbies to the area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank janetsS2495OO
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best attractions in northern Arkansas. Fabulous fishing. Guides who know the river like the back of their hands because they guide and fish on it 365 days a year. Beautiful clear water and great scenery. A great place to teach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank William R
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This was our second time to visit Cotter Trout Dock and another awesome experience. All you have to do is show up and they take care of just about everything else. We started at 7:00 am with Doug and the day trip lasted until about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thad B
Reviewed June 27, 2018

we had a FANTASTIC time on our fishing trip. Everyone at Cotter Trout dock was extremely nice, helpful and fun to be around. Doug was our guide and he showed us some great fishing and an extremely enjoyable time.. I love that they take pictures...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nfcuesta01
Reviewed June 27, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful morning on the river. Paden was our guide, and helped us find the rainbow trout. I was new at this, and he was sooo helpful! I couldn't believe I was catching as many trout as my husband! We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tdillsav2016
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Cotter Trout Dock makes every effort for an enjoyable fishing experience, solo or couples. They treat you like family. The guides absolutely know where to take you to catch Trout. My wife and I have had several outings in the last two years, each one...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wayne C
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