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Taking Children Fishing

Every year we have many families that bring their sons and daughters fishing with us. Over the years we have watched many of these children grow from little guys from around five years old to adults since their first time fishing with us. These are great memories to make and we feel very privileged to be fortunate to have been included in this process of helping make memories for a family that will last a lifetime!


Best Months to Bring the Kids

If your child is under the age of 10 years old we reccomend planning your family outing to the White River between the months of April and October to taking advantage of warmer tempertures of that time of year. Although, we have several youngsters under 10 that have fished with us during the months of November through March and really enjoyed the fishing in spite of the colder temps we can have during those months.


The Kids Fishing Guide

We have children and grandchildren of our own and enjoy taking them fishing when we have a day from running the lodge.  Your guide will be patient as he teaches your young one to fish for trout.  Often, these trips, will brighten any kids smile as the experience itself of being on a beautiful river and catching fish will make a lifelong impression for any youngster. We love to talk to the kids and teach them about trout fishing and our job is to keep plenty of fish hooked up on the end of their fishing poles.


Life Jackets

All children under the age of 12 must wear a life jacket while they in the boats, this is a state law and must be observed. Your guide will provide the appropriate size life jacket for your child or you are welcome to bring your own. 


Fishing License and Trout Permits

Children under 16 years of age are not required to purchase a fishing license or trout permit, they are however allowed to keep a legal limit of trout from their days catch..


Fishing Rod and Reel

Your guide will provide the rod and reel for your child to use and even teach and assist in learning how to cast if the child needs help with this. Again, we have kids to and want them to have the best experience possible while fishing with us.



Please bring your childs sunscreen, sunglass and raingear from home as your guide does not provide those items for your child. Sunscreen is needed and sunglasses are advised as the glare off the water can be severe during the bright sunny days here in Arkansas. Rain gear that fits is a plus for your child just in case it decides to rain while you are out fishing. 



Please bring your camera as you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to take that picture of your childs first or largest trout. Your guide will help your child hold the fish if needed, so you can take that memory making photo. Our guides are also used to taking pictures of our fisherman with their customers camera, just ask!