There are fourteen lakes in the Cherokee Village area, all of them fully-stocked with a fun variety of fish, including huge catfish that you can often see from the shore. And there are two rivers, the Spring River and the South Fork of the Spring River, both fed by Mammoth Spring, one of the largest springs in the world, located in Missouri, just a few miles away from Cherokee Village.
"The best fishing spots for trout are immediately below the falls where the falling water hits, creating a frothing white mass. Back under the ledges is where the rainbows lie, waiting to nip out and grab food coming over the falls. The most deadly method is to stand on the lip of the falls and let lure or bait drift over the lip with the current. Strikes are lightning fast and hard to feel in the churning water.
In addition to trout, the Spring River offers high-quality small mouth bass fishing and seasonal walleye fishing. These two species are scattered in the river from Myatt Creek to well below Hardy. Spring River anglers will also find good action for jumbo channel and flat head catfish, tail walking spotted bass, and small but sassy rock bass, warmouths and long ear sunfish."
Before that water warms, there's a twenty-mile strip of world-class trout fishin'.
Catfish in Lake Thunderbird
Mammoth Spring - one of the world's largest
Arkansas Fishing Regulations
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