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.

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!

White River Basin White

The WHITE RIVER basin turned into a Winter Wonderland yesterday!! It didn’t bother the fish as we boated almost 100 for the day!! Water levels are low and the fish are congregated more than usual. It has been this way for weeks and will probably continue until Spring rains and the lakes filling up.Get out your calendar and pick out some dates to come enjoy the White River and Arkansas Ozarks…..LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE  will show you and yours a great time!!

WHAT A COUPLE OF DAYS

The Father/Son team from Missouri caught 75 fish and proved they knew what they were doing!! The bonus was that the Father and I have known each other for 70 years but had not been together for 35 years or so!! We had a lot of catching up to do. I am sure the Son got a little bored with the Old Man talk, but I certainly enjoyed it! Just an example how fishing and the great outdoors can bring people together. Book your trip to LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE AND MAKE YOUR MEMORIES!

Season Kick Off

With one more week of vacation before the lodge/guide service kicks off for the season, Nancy and I were fortunate to get invited to fish a 250-acre lake in east central Arkansas for a couple of days…..and what a couple of days it was!! The first afternoon we only landed 14 fish, but they were great BASS. My biggest three weighed 21 pounds, and I had several more in the 4,5,6 pound range. Nancy was terribly proud of her largest fish coming in at 8 pounds!! What a fun time if you are a bass fisherman and that is putting it mildly…….Now is the time to think about your trip here to the White River and Arkansas Ozarks. Bookings are coming in on a regular basis so get in touch with me so we can get you the dates you want!! LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE……IT’S TIME TO GET OUTDOORS AND DO SOME FISHING!!

Winter Bass Fishing

You can expect this kind of picture in the Winter when folks are not on the river. The bass fishing will only get better as the water temps rise. Tempo is 48 right now and may go down a little in the next few weeks but not much.

Once these big bass makes their move to shallow to feed they don’t go back to deep water, just keep casting and HANG ON!!!

Come to LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE AND FISHING LODGE…… WE WILL FIND SOMETHING TO DO TO MAKE YOU HAPPY!!

 

HAPPY 2017

img_2665HAPPY 2017 TO ALL YOU FINE FOLKS AND HOPE YOUR NEW YEAR IS GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START. Things here on the White River are cold and slow for the moment. After the holidays the temps dropped, and we are in a deep freeze for the next few days. I have caught trout in 2017, so I know they are still there and ready to provide fun for all fishermen!! We have been spending time at our hunting camp with deer season finally coming to a close January 15th.

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I will have a few more days of bow hunting left to get that last deer of the year!One thing for sure is there is still plenty to do here in Arkansas. TROUT FISHING is great all year long…and there are some good days to have BASS fishing on Norfork Lake. I am going to promote that more this year for those of you who accomplished fishermen or those who want to learn how to catch BASS!!

Have a good week and get started now making plans to visit LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE

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Deer Camp

These are photographs of our deer camp with my family and my lease members. We finally got back after 12 days and are headed back this weekend for a special Youth Hunt and some bow hunting. I got a nice buck, and my grandson got a nice deer. All had fun. Think about that Winter trip to LINGERS’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE. THE WATER LEVELS ARE JUST RIGHT TO CATCH ALL THE FISH YOU WOULD WANT TO!!!

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Make Your Own Fun!

Make your own fun! You can make your own fun at Lingers Guide
Service & Fishing Lodge! The Sandy family from Springfield, MO,
brought three generations to the White River for a family get together. My boat quit counting at 100 fish before lunch!! Make your own fun & memories at Lingers Guide Service & Fishing Lodge! You will be glad you did!!

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