Spring River, Mammoth Spring, AR
by Martin Weaver
My son and I were fishing on a guided float trip in Mountain Home, AR. The flows on the White and North Fork were way to high to safely wade fish. Our guide suggested to travel to Mammoth Spring, about an hour and 20 minute drive to fish the Spring River. We drove over to the fish hatchery below Mammoth Spring and found a great "Tenkara" friendly river. We fished for about two hours and caught a few rainbows with our TUSA Sate and TFO Softhackle rods. The temperature when we started was 29 degrees and it warmed up to 31 about the time we finished. Besides he challenging temperatures it was freezing drizzling about half the time. Our rods had ice on them most of the time. We did have a great time. If you are ever in the northeast part of Arkansas we would highly recommend stopping by the Spring River. Happy fishing!!
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