White River Fishing Guide

The crystal clear waters of the White River will lure you to the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Northern Arkansas. David Capps and Capps Guide Service Inc. will extend the true southern hospitality that comes from 42 actual years of guiding trout fisherman on Arkansas’s White River

David Capps will help ensure the fishing trip of your dreams for you and your party. Float along, on the river, and allow the tranquility of the water and the spectacular scenery revive your spirit. Catching that trophy Rainbow or Brown Trout will make it soar and it is our job to help you get there! David has 40+ years of practice, seeing to the needs of our corporate customers and all that goes with satisfying large groups. Experience the trip of a lifetime with Capps Guide Service, Inc. as your host at the Fisherman’s Lodge!

If you are fishing for Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout there are many different tactics we use depending on the time of year and the water conditions on Arkansas White River

January through March

During the months of January through the end of March the Trophy Brown Trout are feeding on a diet of minnows the White River has naturally in its system. Thread Fin Shad are expelled into the White River during this time of year, sometimes by the tens or hundreds of thousands. There are several different artificial baits we fish during these months that mimic the shad that are discharged into Arkansas’s White River from the Bull Shoals Dam. When Fly Fishing for the Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout we use various white to grey marabou flies to fool the trout into biting. When Spin Fishing we use white marabou jigs along with several hard casting baits such as countdowns and rouges to name a few. When bait fishing we will use the shad its self. If the shad kill is not heavy we will use the shiner minnow or sculpin minnow to catch the larger browns.

April through May

During the months of April through the end of May both Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout start to change their diets from primarily a minnow diet to insects and worms, Capps Guide Service Inc. will change our fishing approach as well! When Fly Fishing on Arkansas White River during these months we will be using a Caddis Fly Pupa imitation and or a midge fly to get the Trout’s attention. The Caddis Fly Hatch can be one of the best times to Fly Fish on Arkansas White River for both Rainbow and Brown Trout. When Spin Fishing we will use a wide variety of baits from worms to crickets and crawdad tail or shrimp.

June through August

Summer is in full swing now on Arkansas White River, even though the outside temperature can be quite hot – White River stays at a almost constant temperature of 55 degrees. The releases from Bull Shoals Dam give us an air conditioner effect when we are boating on White River. During the summer months while fly fishing we drift a wide variety of nymphs under an indicator as well as surface fishing with Hopper Flies. While Spin Fishing Capps Guide Service uses whole Crawdads to catch the large Trophy Trout as well as Shiner Minnows and worms. Rainbows are caught on a wide variety of baits and 50 fish days are not uncommon.

September through October

Seasons are about to change but the fishing remains good, many of the same baits we have used up to this point still work well. About mid October the leaves are starting to change on Arkansas White River and Fall Colors add to the visual beauty while you are fishing for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. High numbers of Rainbow Trout are caught and Brown Trout are still feeding good as they prepare for the rigors of the spawn that will start to happen in November and will usually be over by February.

November through January

Outside temperature’s can be quite cold but the fishing remains good! If you like to fish and not see very many other boats on the water while you are fishing, this is the time to be on Arkansas White River. Capps Guide Service is ready to take you fishing!

Capps Guide Service Inc. will catch Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout every month of the year on Arkansas White River as our season is never closed!

White River Brown Trout Pictures

Here are photos of some of the brown trout our customers have caught All of these nice fish were released in great shape after the photos were taken, they are waiting for you to catch them! Come and try your luck with us while fishing the White River, we guarantee you a whopper of a good time..and a chance at catching one of the most beautiful fish on the planet. I look forward to fishing with you! Capt. David Capps…

Here are photos of some of the brown trout our customers have caught.

All of these nice fish were released in great shape after the photos were taken, they are waiting for you to catch them!

Come and try your luck with us while fishing the White River, we guarantee you a whopper of a good time..and a chance at catching one of the most beautiful fish on the planet.

I look forward to fishing with you!

Capt. David Capps

Shore Lunches

Every once in awhile you might here your father or grandfather say, “the thing that I remember most about fishing was the shore lunches we used to have”. Well, we figure why ruin a good thing, right? At The Fisherman’s Lodge, one would be pressed to find a finer shore lunch than what you and your group will recieve with Capps Guide Service, Inc. Come spend an hour out of your guide trip day and take in what so many have …

Every once in awhile you might here your father or grandfather say, “the thing that I remember most about fishing was the shore lunches we used to have”. Well, we figure why ruin a good thing, right? At The Fisherman’s Lodge, one would be pressed to find a finer shore lunch than what you and your group will recieve with Capps Guide Service, Inc. Come spend an hour out of your guide trip day and take in what so many have experienced and cherished when you get the chance to sit at our shore lunch and authentic fish fry while resting along the banks of the White River with your friends.

The Views

The Ozark Mountains are filled with hills and hollers making the setting alone worth a visit. Add to it all of the things one could enjoy while here and it makes for the perfect vacation. From Fishing, Biking, Hiking and Floating to Great Food, Fun Events, Shopping and Sight Seeing, the Fisherman’s Lodge puts you right in the middle of all of it. Come and enjoy what we cherish; the spectacular sunset views, hot summer sun, fogg…

The Ozark Mountains are filled with hills and hollers making the setting alone worth a visit. Add to it all of the things one could enjoy while here and it makes for the perfect vacation. From Fishing, Biking, Hiking and Floating to Great Food, Fun Events, Shopping and Sight Seeing, the Fisherman’s Lodge puts you right in the middle of all of it. Come and enjoy what we cherish; the spectacular sunset views, hot summer sun, foggy river mornings and one of the most highly seeked trout fishing destinations in the world.

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The Fisherman’s Lodge

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with southern hospitatlity and ambiance, the Fisherman’s Lodge is meant to please. This great destination in the Ozark Mountains, is the perfect place to come enjoy time with your group and get away from the rat race we so often find ourselves in. Whether you want to spend time with just a select few of you or be it a family reunion, corporate retreat or wedding, The Fishermans Lodge has all of your…

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with southern hospitatlity and ambiance, the Fisherman’s Lodge is meant to please. This great destination in the Ozark Mountains, is the perfect place to come enjoy time with your group and get away from the rat race we so often find ourselves in. Whether you want to spend time with just a select few of you or be it a family reunion, corporate retreat or wedding, The Fishermans Lodge has all of your needs covered. Come get away with us and let us show you how to catch big fish and even bigger smiles!

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Big Trout

Quote from David Capps trout fishing guide of 35 years – “Big Trophy Trout live in White River awaiting your hook and line, all you have to do is get here, be patient and spend some time.” DC. If you hook the trout of a life time you will never forget the thrill of the fight, the anticipation of if you are going to get it in the net before it gets off your hook, or the satisfaction of knowing that you released the trophy trout back …

Quote from David Capps trout fishing guide of 35 years – “Big Trophy Trout live in White River awaiting your hook and line, all you have to do is get here, be patient and spend some time.” DC.

If you hook the trout of a life time you will never forget the thrill of the fight, the anticipation of if you are going to get it in the net before it gets off your hook, or the satisfaction of knowing that you released the trophy trout back into the river to continue on with its life..and maybe give someone else the opportunity to have the same thrill of a great catch and release.

Here are some photos of folks who caught a trophy trout while fishing with us!

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Pike Room

Regular Season Rates – March through October If your group has from two to four people, our Pike Room will be perfect for you. Take a look on our Lodging Page for more information. Rates are per night plus 9% tax. 2 people – $100.00 3 people – $125.00 4 people – $150.00 Winter Rates 20% off – November through February 2 people – $80.00 3 people – $100.00 4 people – $120.00 …

Regular Season Rates – March through October

If your group has from two to four people, our Pike Room will be perfect for you. Take a look on our Lodging Page for more information. Rates are per night plus 9% tax.

  • 2 people – $100.00
  • 3 people – $125.00
  • 4 people – $150.00

Winter Rates 20% off – November through February

  • 2 people – $80.00
  • 3 people – $100.00
  • 4 people – $120.00

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

For All Reservations: The unique nature of our Lodge requires a very stringent cancellation policy. Within 10 days of booking, we require 50% of your reservation cost as a down payment. The remaining balance for your reservation is due and payable 30 days prior to your reservations arrival date. The down payment will be refundeded in full if notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the reservation arrival date. …

For All Reservations:The unique nature of our Lodge requires a very stringent cancellation policy.

  • Within 10 days of booking, we require 50% of your reservation cost as a down payment.
  • The remaining balance for your reservation is due and payable 30 days prior to your reservations arrival date.
  • The down payment will be refundeded in full if notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the reservation arrival date.
  • Refund of a reservation down payment for lodging, meals or guides reserved, with a notice of less than 30 days cancellation prior to the first day of your reservation(arrival date)date, will be extended only if the reserved lodging, meals or guides can be rented or reserved to another customer on those same dates. There can be no exceptions to this policy, regardless of the circumstances.

Winter Special Rates

Winter Special 20% Off Lodging – November 1 through February 28 Full Lodge – $920.00 per night. Up to 22 people may stay at this price. Eight additional beds available for conference room if needed at $25 per bed/night. One night lodge rentals taken for this time period. ** Add 9% tax to all Lodging prices …

Winter Special 20% Off Lodging – November 1 through February 28

Full Lodge – $920.00 per night. Up to 22 people may stay at this price. Eight additional beds available for conference room if needed at $25 per bed/night. One night lodge rentals taken for this time period.

** Add 9% tax to all Lodging prices

Regular Season Rates

2021 rates March 1st through October 31 Full Lodge Rental – $1,150.00 per night 2 night minimum on all lodge rentals taken for this time. Up to 22 people may stay at this price. Eight additional beds available for conference room if needed at $25 per bed/night. additional charge. Winter Special 20% Off Lodging – November 1st through February -Full Lodge $920.00 per night. Up to 22 people may stay …

2021 rates

March 1st through October 31

Full Lodge Rental – $1,150.00 per night

2 night minimum on all lodge rentals taken for this time. Up to 22 people may stay at this price. Eight additional beds available for conference room if needed at $25 per bed/night. additional charge.

Winter Special 20% Off Lodging – November 1st through February –
Full Lodge $920.00 per night. Up to 22 people may stay at this price. Eight additional beds available for conference room if needed at $25 per bed/night. One night lodge rentals taken for this time period.

** Add 10.5% tax to all Lodging prices

2021 Rates

Group Spin Fishing Package

Based on Minimum of 12 to Maximum of 22 people.

2 days guided trout fishing on the scenic White River provided by Capps Guide Service, Inc.

3 nights lodging in our modern Lodge.

Arrival – afternoon/evening of the day before your fishing trip get your evening meal.

Fishing License and Trout Permits Must Be Purchased ahead of time and are not included in the price of the package, the licenses and permits can be purchased at any Walmart in the State of Arkansas or by going online to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commissions website at www.agfc.com and select buy a license online.

Non Residents will need to purchase the 3 day(shortest term)fishing license and trout permit at a current cost of $36.00 per person total. If fishing more than 3 days a 7 day Non Resident or Annual Fishing License is available

1st Day – Breakfast at 6:30am. Fishing starts with Capps Guide Service, Inc. at 7:30am until your super shore lunch on the river bank from 11:30 to 12:30, then fish until 3:30pm. Supper with the works is served at about 7pm.

2nd Day – Breakfast at 6:30am, fishing starts at 7:30am with Capps Guide Service, Inc. Another
premium shore lunch from 11:30 to 12:30, then fish until 3:30pm. A T-Bone supper – there is no better! – served at about 7pm. Relax with friends and watch the sunset on our wrap-around deck.

3rd Day – The morning that should never come – (nobody wants to leave) –
breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit, pastries, good-byes for all. You’ll
leave with some of the best fishing memories of your life – with fresh
trout to boot!

Costs Per Person – Based on minimum of 12 to maximum of 22 people.

Lodging, Meals – The cost per person for lodging, meals, is $580.00 each based on 12 to 22 people. Price includes all taxes, lodging, breakfasts, shore lunches, and suppers, conference room.

Guided Fishing Costs – The cost per person is $400.00 based on 12 to 22 people. Price includes fishing guide, boat and fuel, tackle, and bait. Guides provided by Capps Guide Service, Inc.

Spin Fishing Group Trip Total Cost per person is $980.00

*Group Fly Fishing Package

*Fly Fishing Package is $1,100.00 per person and includes everything in the above package except Fly Rods and Reels. All flys, tippet material and leaders are provided.

Fishing License and Trout Permits Must Be Purchased Prior to your Arrival. License and Trout Permits are available online at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission website at www.agfc.com then select Buy License Online.

2021 Rates

Guides Provided by Capps Guide Service Inc.

Single Day Spin Fishing Trips*
Live Bait or Artificial Bait

Trip 1-2 People 3 People
Options per boat per boat
Deluxe Full Day $425 $500
Super Deluxe Full Day $480 $600
Half Day
(7:30am to 12 Noon)
$300 $400

*Prices do not include fishing license or trout stamp. Guides provided by Capps Guide Service, Inc.

Deluxe full day includes Box Lunch, Rods, Reels, Baits, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Guide, Boat, and Fuel.

Super Deluxe Full Day includes Catered Shore Lunch, Rods, Reels, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Guide, Boat, and Fuel

Single Day Fly Fishing Fishing Trips*

Trip 1-2 People 3 People
Options per boat per boat
Full Day
(7:30am to 3:30pm
$475 $550
Half Day
(7:30am to 11:30am)
$400 $475

*Prices do not include fishing license or trout stamp. All guides provided by Capps Guide Service, Inc. Price includes lunch on full day trips, fly rods and reels, fly’s, leader and tippet material.

2021 Lodge Rental – Non Package Rates**

Upstairs Bedrooms Per Night

All upstairs bedrooms have a private deck entrance, a full private bathroom, ceiling fan, and access to the kitchen and great room.

1 bedroom

  • $165

2 bedrooms

  • $330

3 bedrooms

  • $495

4 bedrooms

  • $660

5 bedrooms

  • $825

6 bedrooms

  • $990

7 bedrooms

  • $1,155

Conference Room Only per day – $450

Great Room Only per day – $600