Water Conditions and Info

Water Conditions and Info


The White River water flow is controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Bull Shoals Dam, 32 miles upriver from the White Buffalo Resort. It takes an average of 8 to 10 hours for a change in the water flowing at the dam to affect us here. Usually this gives us a long fishing day -- with water dropping off in the morning and coming up again late in the afternoon or early evening.

Light spinning tackle is the way to go for a lot of folks. Bait (worms, corn, power bait in chartreuse or pink, crawdads) or lures (1/8 oz. Little Cleo, Rooster Tails, Countdown Rapalas, Blue Fox Vibramax, Spin Flies or your own secret lure) are all effective. From a boat or from the bank you will have lots of fun and catch lots of fish.

Fly fishing doesn’t get any better than at the White Buffalo Resort. Above us 1/2 mile is the longest rock shoal on the White River. Below us is a very accessible, mostly gravel bar that keeps on going for several miles. Good, all purpose flies that work consistently are olive and black woolie buggers in size 8-10-12 and various sow bugs and scuds. We have a selection of flies, leader, tippit and other terminal tackle for your last-minute needs.