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Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours

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Address: 321 Big Spring Pkwy, Cotter, AR 72626
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Arkansas Trout Fishing Outfitter Guide Service Guided Arkansas (one day)...

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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Best on the White River

We have fished on the White for years with other guide services. This was our first trip with Cotter. We will be fishing with Cotter from now on! Great service, terrific guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cookson, Oklahoma
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Cookson, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have fished on the White for years with other guide services. This was our first trip with Cotter. We will be fishing with Cotter from now on! Great service, terrific guide (Patrick) and the shore lunch was unbelievable!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in from out of town for Mothers Day to see family. While here, I took my children to swim at cotter springs. The old man working the trout dock store was so mean, rude and nasty to us that we left without swimming and I will tell everyone I know NOT to visit this place!!!

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Thank Georgina W
Debbie G, Owner at Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, responded to this review

I am the "old man" - also the owner of Cotter Trout Dock. You parked 10' from the front door almost directly in front of one of the 3 signs that say 'Parking For Cotter Trout Dock Customers Only'. You started to get into your trunk for swimming stuff and it was obvious you were going to the Spring. Our... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the river between two days of rain. It was high, fast and trashy. However Doug was able to find the fish. We caught over fifty rainbow and some really nice browns. Great shore lunch and Deb again made a nice picture calendar for us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Elvin took us to this one spot where my best friend and I were able to haul in over 100 trout, added to the best shore lunch ever life does't get any better than that. I would recommend Cotter Trout Dock to all my friends and thank you Deb for the best time ever we were treated like... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It started to storm at 3 am with thunder and lightening. The rain stopped just before 7am when we were to start our trip. You will fish in any weather except lightening. Paden was our guide and he knows the river! We caught out limit within the first hour. We then fished for the big ones. I landed and released... More 

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Moore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

When asked what I wanted for my 50th birthday I said "a trip to cotter trout dock". I have been looking at the website for a quite awhile and have been wanting to go. My son in law and I went on Saturday 15 April and we had a blast. This place is A++++. Everyone is very friendly and our... More 

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Euless, Texas
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We have fished the White River and the lower Buffalo River three times and hope to do so again. Deb is a most gracious hostess and has always been quite helpful in organizing the fishing trips and helping with local accommodations. Our guides were excellent in putting us on good fishing spots. We caught our limit every day that we... More 

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Thank ogibbs
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was recommended to Cotter Trout Dock from my fishing partner back in Atlanta. He recommended Cheeko if I wanted a chance at some big fish and more! Neither Cotter Trout Dock or Cheeko let me down!!! We had only two units of water but made the best of it with a handful of brown trout 20 inches and then... More 

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1 Thank philhutch80
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I rarely take the time to go fishing and this one is the best trout fishing experience I've ever had. The gang at Cotter Trout Dock were great to work with. Debbie and staff were super helpful, accommodating, etc. Our fishing guide, Paden was the best part of the trip. His attitude and knowledge of the river made it the... More 

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Debbie G, Owner at Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Scott. Paden's a great young man and we're pleased that he fishes for Cotter Trout Dock; his daddy taught him a lot about cooking those shore lunches! We'd love to take the entire family fishing; come on over! More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on our half day trip with Patrick! Ron and Deb were super sweet! Caught quite a few fish!

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