WR & Norfork Bugs

An incredible biomass on the White River

This page explains, in detail, the dynamic and prolific aquatic food sources imitated by White River and Norfork Tailwater fly fishing guides and local fly fishermen. Our trout have a virtual smorgasbord of food options available including: scuds, sow bugs, minnows, crayfish, shad, trout eggs, San Juan worms, and so much more. Because of the sheer amount of food in the White River Basin trout fisheries, trout are able to grow to trophy size very quickly. Plus, ample food sources allow the White River and Norfork Tailwater in Arkansas to hold extremely high concentrations of fish. By learning all the bugs and morsels available, you will be able to tie or buy effective trout flies for your next Ozark fly fishing trip. – Jeremy Hunt