All posts by Linger

I am a full time guide who has lived and guided here on the White & North Fork rivers since 1994. I began coming here with my family in 1959 and was eventually fortunate to move here after retirement and started guiding. Linger’s Giude Service & Fishing Lodge was started six years ago and it has turned out to be much more than we had ever dreamed.

Browns! They Are Biting!

BROWNS!!! THEY ARE A BITING!!!…….. For the last couple of weeks, we have steadily caught some larger BROWNS….catching them on Rapalas as well as the WHITE RIVER ZIG JIG!!
Customers have caught eight BROWNS from 18 to 24 inches and lost a few on the way to the boat. Come enjoy some fun on the WHITE RIVER with LINGERS GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE AND MAKE YOUR OWN MEMORIES!! Book your trip TODAY……..

I HAVE ESCAPED!!

I HAVE ESCAPED!! My Fall and late Summer have gone very well however my lower back has continued to deteriorate. After Deer Season I decided to opt for surgery expecting a few days of down time and a little rehab. November 20th I went under the knife and as my luck sort of ran out. Horrible results….pain beyond description and two full weeks in acute rehab not being able to move. I have been bound to home for rehab the past 10 days with the future uncertain. I AM DEFINITELY BETTER being able to get around with a cane and a walker but there is plenty of room for improvement!!

For you long-time customers and for those of you just giving some thought to coming to Arkansas….COME ON DOWN. I have already had more bookings for this coming Spring than I have and have more pending. I will be good to go by the time you get here and am looking forward to seeing you……PLEASE put LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE ON YOUR LIST OF THINGS TO DO IN 2018 and contact me to get the dates you want for your group. sorry for the absence….I will do my best to stray in touch!!

JIM “LINGER” BRENTLINGER
LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE

Fish Biting Good

The fish are biting good and folks are having a good time….Brown Trout and then a good shore lunch of Rainbows, potato salad and “River Beans” is hard to beat….makes you not want to go back and fish the afternoon….Come to LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE and have your own Summer fun!!Now is also the time to get your dates reserved for September & October….those are popular times to enjoy the Arkansas Ozarks!! CALL ME TODAY!

Still The Best

We took a float plane 70 miles South of Lafitte La and wade fished for Specs…next day we Red fished closer in deep in the marsh and had a blast. THEY TASTE GOOD TOO. The trout are biting in Arkansas so book a few days to enjoy the Arkansas Ozarks and the White River!! We still like it here the BEST!! LINGERS GUIDE SERVICE AND FISHING LODGE IS STILL THE BEST!!!

OBABIKON LAKE

Six of us traveled north of the border to Ontario to enjoy the “Toothy Critters” that lurk in the cold waters of OBABIKON LAKE!Obabikon Bay Lodge is on the north portion of LAKE OF THE WOODS and is close to the “Narrows” where you sneak through to get to Obabikon Lake. Fun was had by all and can only send a portion of the pictures of all the fish we caught. Pike, Walleyes, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Yellow Perch….we caught them all and ate them all each day at shore lunch prepared by our very qualified Indian Guides. What fun it is to go there each year and probably two times this year….you are welcome to go with us and enjoy the fun north of the border….you will be glad you did!! Nancy and I try to have fun here at Linger’s Guide Service……you only go this way one time…you just as well try to enjoy it!!

Memorial Day Weekend

What a great Memorial Day weekend!! Was fortunate to have Jerry/Weston Barrix and Gaylord/Louis Hodges at the Lodge for their annual trip to Linger’s Guide Service& Fishing Lodge!This was their thirteenth year to come fish with us and enjoy the ARKANSAS OZARKS….there is only one group who have come more consecutive years so we tried to celebrate. Fishing was slow and all who fished that weekend White or Norfork can certainly attest to that. However, we caught some of the largest fish we have caught on any trip! The Norfork River produced the best fish….coming on WHITE RIVER ZIG JIGS and RAPALAS!…….The water levels are high and will remain the same for weeks and weeks,….now is the time to get here and chase the big fish around!!…..CONTACT ME FOR DATES….LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE!!

Big Brown?

You want to try for a big brown??? Now is the time!! With the flood water making the river rise we will have heavy generation for weeks and weeks. The big browns move to the bank to avoid all the problems they have been having and that makes them more vulnerable to the rattlin rogue and rapala…..Look at your calendars and make plans to come take a run at a big boy while the conditions are good!! In may the only dates I have available are

May 8 & 9…..May 14,15 1/2 day on the 16th……Then may 29,30,31, June 1st. If you are truly interested these would be good dates. June will be good as well as long as the generation continues. I am certain it will as both lakes are 20 to 25 feet above pool as we speak……..Contact me and let’s make it happen….870-499-5185-Lodge….417-839-0556 Cell….Email….Linger@centurytel.Net…..Lingers guide service & fishing lodge

It’s FLOODING here but the fish don’t mind

It’s FLOODING here but the fish don’t mind if you know where to take your customers!! Great trip with great people! “Doc”, Donna, Pat and Toni all showed how to do it with Toni winning the pot with a 20 inch Brown!!Come to LINGERS GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE and enjoy some fun of your own!!~ You tell me what type of a trip you want and I can make it happen! Don’t let anyone tell you the weather makes any difference!! GET OUT AND ENJOY LIFE!!

Turkey Hunt

I have to brag a little….Our 10-year-old grandson shot a 22-pound turkey with a 9.5-inch beard during Youth season. It was his first shot with a shotgun! Everyone was happy. I think I may have been happier than him!!

Due to one group needs to change their dates I have the last two weekends in April open!! Get together with your group/family/friends and book a fun trip to LINGERS GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE…..Water levels are great and the fish biting very well…..spinning, fly rod your choice….fishing has been great!