September 4, 2015

Fishing in the Ozarks — Wading the White River

Sara Hulett

By Matt Peters There is no better way to experience the outdoors than to go wade fishing on the White River, which provides an abundance of wading opportunities. You need waders, boots, some under garments and thick socks to stay warm, and you are ready to go. Sara Hulett of Mountain Home met me in Read More

Fishing in the Ozarks — December/January 2013

Vanessa Thomas fishing Lake Norfork

Story and photographs by Matt Peters “I had never caught a bass. I caught 5 of them today, and they were bigger than the ones Matt caught!” That’s what Vanessa Thomas, principal at Mountain Home Kindergarten, had to say when we fished Lake Norfork for Ozark bass. As lakes in the Ozarks cool down, fish Read More

Fishing in the Ozarks — October/November 2012


Story and photographs by Matt Peters Fall Creek Fishing As cool fall weather sets in, bass fishing in the small warm-water creeks and rivers of the Ozarks heats up. Places like the Buffalo River, Spring Creek, the North Fork, and even the lower end of the White River below Sylamore are excellent bass fisheries year-round, Read More

Fishing in the Ozarks — AS 2012

Harley White of Mountain Home fishes a hopper on the White River in Cotter

Story and photographs by Matt Peters. When the thermometer tells you it’s hot, don’t stay indoors, head for the cold water and natural air conditioning of the White River. You’ll stay cool and enjoy some of the finest fly fishing to be had all year. Late summer is an excellent time of year to catch Read More