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Anybody have any tips on where the best place to take the family trout fishing? We go every year up to bull schoals and fish the white, just wanting to try new places. Ill be taking my boat but like fishing from the bank with ultralights.
 

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For a family trip it's hard to beat fishing by the dam at JFK park. It's a nice park with great camp sites, plus there is a playground and a fishing pier, and you can also take them to the fish hatchery which is right there also. There is a boat ramp right down from the pier also. The river is pretty by the dam unlike a lot of stretches of the river, The swinging bridge access is also nice and a good place to fish
 

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If you camp its the best place in the state to camp and trout fish from the bank. Stay away on big holiday weekends I have caught a few 19 inch fish browns and bows my little brother caught a 27 inch brown 2 years ago. Big fish and a million stockers to catch . Heberspirngs walmart is about a 10 min drive from the park.
 

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Quarry Park, just below the dam on the Norfork is a really nice place to camp. Call them for reservations during the season or just go and hope during the Winter. There is good bank fishing on the Fork when the water isn't too high. Dry Run Creek is right by the camping area, its just for the kids and disabled, can't keep the fish, but there are some very large fish there for catch and release. The fish hatchery is just across the road from the park, tours are free and very interesting. You'll get to see some huge trout.

At the little town of Norfork the park and launch ramp area provides some good bank fishing, too, with all the stockers you could want to catch and the odd larger fish. If you want to launch your boat, fish downstream from the confluence of the Fork and the White. There are some good holes all the way down to PJ's resort.

Red's Landing has or did have a camping area, not sure if it still does, as I haen't been there in years. Its kinda hard to find, but the locals will be glad to direct you. Its on the White between Norfork and Calico, on the North side of the river.

Good fishing, and I hope I'll see you there! Look for an OLD blue flatbottom with a 25 Johnson (1971 model) on the back.
 

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Quarry Park, just below the dam on the Norfork is a really nice place to camp. Call them for reservations during the season or just go and hope during the Winter. There is good bank fishing on the Fork when the water isn't too high. Dry Run Creek is right by the camping area, its just for the kids and disabled, can't keep the fish, but there are some very large fish there for catch and release. The fish hatchery is just across the road from the park, tours are free and very interesting. You'll get to see some huge trout.

At the little town of Norfork the park and launch ramp area provides some good bank fishing, too, with all the stockers you could want to catch and the odd larger fish. If you want to launch your boat, fish downstream from the confluence of the Fork and the White. There are some good holes all the way down to PJ's resort.

Red's Landing has or did have a camping area, not sure if it still does, as I haen't been there in years. Its kinda hard to find, but the locals will be glad to direct you. Its on the White between Norfork and Calico, on the North side of the river.

Good fishing, and I hope I'll see you there! Look for an OLD blue flatbottom with a 25 Johnson (1971 model) on the back.
X2! I forgot all about dry run creek! It's a really small creek but it's full of HUGE fish that are there only for the kids. Talkin' Outdoors did a show there a while back, go to their website and watch that episode. When my son is old enough to really fish we will definately make the trip up there. It won't bother me a bit to not be able to fish if I can see him catch a 26" fish!
 

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X2! I forgot all about dry run creek! It's a really small creek but it's full of HUGE fish that are there only for the kids. Talkin' Outdoors did a show there a while back, go to their website and watch that episode. When my son is old enough to really fish we will definately make the trip up there. It won't bother me a bit to not be able to fish if I can see him catch a 26" fish!
Good choice!
 
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