Bluff Line Media brings you a dash of history and a dash of big brown trout from a fork of the White River you’ll want to check out. Hint: this isn’t the White River you’ve probably heard of, but it looks to be just as great of a fishery. Follow along for a float through the Norfolk tailwater and more in the latest offering of Ozarks on the Fly.
From Bluff Line Media: “Two hundred years ago, Henry Schoolcraft led one of the first American expeditions into the Ozark region and traveled in part along what he called the “Limestone River”. It was in fact the North Fork of the White River. Beginning in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks as a beautiful spring-fed river, the NFOW today holds a variety of warm and cold water fish species. In the 1940’s, the Norfork Dam was built near Mountain Home, Arkansas, changing the fishery forever. The Norfork tailwater is now undoubtedly one of the Ozarks’ most prolific, world-class trout fisheries! Join us as we float the upper section in autumn with Brad Fitzgerald and Bryan Bade, and then meet up with guide Brad Smith of AR Headhunters on the tailwater in spring. Many streamers were thrown and many BIG BROWNS were caught in “A TALE OF TWO RIVERS: History of the North Fork of the White”.”