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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!!

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!

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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Trout Bite The Same Very Day Of The Year

It has been a good year and a great Fall. Bookings are solid through November 10th then I leave for deer camp for a couple of weeks….think about a Winter trip to the WHITE RIVER!! REMEMBER….the trout bite here the same EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR! Put together your group for the Winter or early Spring. Now is the time to get the dates you want/need!!Book a trip to LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE>>>>>>>YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!!

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It’s About Time!

img_2456 img_2518 img_2537 img_2564 img_2566IT IS ABOUT TIME!!! In the next 30 days, our leaves will start to change, the lake water temps go down, we will have our first frost, shorter cooler days will be here. WHAT BETTER REASONS TO COME TO THE ARKANSAS OZARKS AND ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS! Here at LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE we offer a variety of outdoor experiences that will make your Fall one to remember.Just give these items are just a few of the rewards for coming to Lingers Guide Service.

Trout Fishing On The World Famous White & Norfork Rivers!

Scenic Boat Rides On The Rivers If That Is What You Want!

Largemouth Bass Fishing On Lake Norfork.

Smallmouth Trips On Crooked Creek Or The White Depending On Water Level!

Golf At Award Winning Big Creek Golf & Country Club.

Stay A Day Or Two To Enjoy The Serene And Scenic Offerings Here At The Lodge!

There Is Something Here For All To Do And We Are Anxious To Make Your Trip One To Remember!

Now Is The Time To Book Your September/October Trip To Linger’s Guide Service & Fishing Lodge. Enjoy The Fun!!

FISHING/RIVER UPDATE

IMG_2191As of this moment, Bull Shoals is still 15 feet high and Norfork is 7 feet high.The Corp is running all 8 generators on Bull and 2 generators on Norfork 24 hours a day plus 8 and 2 over flow gates. At this

The Corp is running all 8 generators on Bull and 2 generators on Norfork 24 hours a day plus 8 and 2 over flow gates. At this rate, Norfork will be at power pool in about 12 days and Bull in about 15 days providing they keep the same schedule and we get no more rain.

TROUT are biting just a little bit with the sluggish results blamed on just too much volume of water.

As soon as it gets to normal flow and normal discharge rates…LOOK OUT!! Within a couple of weeks, things should be just fine. The picture of the nice Cutthroat came at the mouth of the creek at Mcclellands and took the reliable RAPALA! Get out your calendar and book a trip to Lingers Guide Service & Fishing Lodge for March to get the season kicked off!! You will be glad you did!

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From Nancy and I we wish each of you the Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hard to believe it has been 12 years that LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE has been operating. Some of you have been our friends/customers for all twelve years and the list is long of those of you have come back to visit the White River and Arkansas Ozarks! 2016 may be the year for you to come back or come for the first time.

Either way, we will continue to do our best to show you a good time!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!!

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A Great Deal For Some Folks

Have I got a deal for some of you folks!! How about your own vacation rental home right on the banks of the world famous white river?? I have entered into a great relationship with the owner of two vacation rental properties on the white river. One is in Norfolk and the other one is upstream of Cotter. I can still guide you and pick you up on the bank right in the yard of your vacation rental home. There are some of you who like to do your own thing and these homes give you the opportunity to do just that. Go to the links below and look at both properties….You will be impressed to say the least. All the information you need about rates/bookings/locations can be found on the sights below. Book your vacation rental then contact me to set up your guided fishing on the white & Norfolk rivers!! If you have questions please contact me and I will try to help out!

Go to these links and check out the listings:

Norfork House – TF 341

Cotter House – TF 703

10-12 Pound Rainbow Sighted But “the one that got away”

FISH ON AND OFF!!. This young man, Kyle Black, had the largest Rainbow trout on that I have seen in many a year!! He hooked it on a Rapala and fought it around until it took off up stream. It was so strong I had to start the engine and attempt to chase it until it tired but that was not to be. The fish eventually ran to a snag on the bottom of the river and got Kyle tangled up. I saw the fish one time really well….10 to 12 pound of RAINBOW I would guess…OH WELL>>>>that is what keeps you coming back.Come to LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE and try your luck against the FINNEY FOE!!

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High Water Improvement

This higher than normal water of late has certainly improved the BROWN TROUT fishing!! Due to the lakes being full they have been generating much more water than usual which raises the river a few feet. This moves those bigger BROWNS around and you have a  better chance of running into one. Just tie on your RAPALA or ROGUE and don’t put it down!! Be patient and stay ready for the attack!!…….LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing has been really good of late as well.

SPINNER BAITS on top most all day if the weather/wind cooperate!!…..I have a lot to offer those that enjoy fishing in the ARKANSAS OZARKS so book your trip today and let’s enjoy the experience together…..LINGER’S GUIDE SERVICE & FISHING LODGE…….call…email…..or text me…..any of those will work for me!! 

Jim holding brown trout.

High Water Improves Brown Trout Fishing