The White River and the Norfork River should be your next destination for the fly fishing trip of a lifetime! On these tailwaters, almost anyone can go out and land a few fish on their own in low water conditons. But, takingfull advantage of the White and Norfork's fluctuating water levels requires one key element: an experienced professional guide and boatman who has the patience, skill and knowledge to make your time on the water a success!
My name is Ron Yarborough and I productively guide over 65 miles of the White River below Bull Shoals Dam and all of the Norfork River for trout, along with over 40 miles of Crooked Creek for small mouth bass. Logging so many days on the river has left my computer skills a distant second! However, I've created this website with the hope that I can foster a love and appreciation for these beautiful rivers, as well as improve your knowledge and success in fly fishing here. As a continual work-in-progress, if you don't find the information you're looking for on my website, feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (870) 688 -1755. Whether you're searching for a guide or want to tackle these rivers on your own, it would be my pleasure to steer you in the right direction. I look forward to your questions, comments and conversation. I love to talk fishing!!
Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Arkansas' famous White River and Norfork River offer unmatched fishing diversity, with enough options to satify every fly fishers needs. With several world, national and state records these tailwater fisheries have proven they have what it takes to grow quality fish. Plus the sheer number of fish here are second to none!
Saturday March 8 The White River should see minimum flow throughout the day while the Norfork River should see 1 unit flows through 9:00am followed by minimum flow through the remaining daylight hours.
Sunday March 9 The white River should see 1 to 2 unit flows through 9:00am followed by minimum flow through the remainder of the day. The Norfork River should see minimum flow through the daylight hours.
Monday March 10 The White River should see fluctuating water flows of 1 to 2 units while the Norfork River should see 1 unit flows through 10:00am followed by minimum flow through the remaining daylight hours.
Please have an escape plan for rising water flows!
Saturday March 8 A chance of rain in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Temperatures falling into the mid 40s. West winds 5 mph in the morning...becoming north in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation 40 percent in the morning...increasing to 70 percent in the afternoon. Average rainfall less than 1/10 inch.
Sunday March 9 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 mph in the morning...shifting to the south in the afternoon.
Monday March 10 Sunny...warmer. Highs in the lower 70s.
My latest video filmed Feb. 1st and 2nd (opening day of the C&R area) below Bull Shoals Dam on the White River with two long time clients Terry and Shell.
2-16-14: Long time client from St. Louis, Jon enjoyed fly fishing the White River for a couple of days with his brother and two friends. Lots of bows and several decent browns landed while fishing shad patterns, egg patterns and midges.
2-16-14: Jon and his crew landed several nice browns and lots of bows while fishing shad patterns during a low water weekend. Not bad considering it was the worst conditions possible for shad kill fishing!
2-18-14: Hit a good shad bite first thing this morning! The fish are still keyed in on shad patterns for now. How long this bite will last depends on the water flows. Hopefully we'll see the higher flows for a while longer!
2-21-14: Another good shad bite this morning during the heavier flows! Loving life on the White River!