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Catch a Rainbow!
You are very welcome to change
the menu to accommodate the tastes and diets of your
group - low fat, Kosher, etc. If changes are desired, we
must have a week's notice. You'll need to bring your own
alcohol, but we can special order anything else.
Arkansas - River
Trout Fishing - Shore Lunches and Camping
Trout Dock we are famous for our shore lunches and
camp cooking as well as the great White River and
Buffalo River fishing.
Field & Stream and other outdoor magazines have
written several articles about us, and they all raved
about our meals. But the article we are most proud of
is one that appeared in Gourmet Magazine. They had
many good things to say about our meal and our guides.
We bet you will too!
We use top quality ingredients like corn-fed beef,
local tomatoes (when possible) and cooks who know what
to do with them.
A Shore Lunch is freshly
caught trout, bacon (cooked a special way) and tomato
sandwiches, steak fries, hush puppies, blackeyed peas
(seasoned a special way) and banana pudding or
This is all cooked by your guide over charcoal along
the riverbank or on a gravel bar in the middle of the
river. We have some guests that say they come
here just for the Shore Lunch.
fishing all morning on the White River or Buffalo
River, groups and individuals enjoy pulling up to a
gravel bar at noon for a great hot home cooked meal.
On overnight trips on
the White River or the Buffalo River you'll be
accompanied by an advance commissary boat operated by one of our
excellent cooks. This craft carries all
provisions and gear, and travels ahead to the camp
site. Everything is set up and meals ready when you
arrive. One commissary boat supplies up to 6
fishermen. For larger groups we provide additional
boats and cooks.
Cooks arrive ahead of guests so that lunch will be
ready when they come ashore. A rain fly is set
up for shade and tables are set up. Your guide brings
the boat chairs that you have been using and sets them
around table. Lunch takes about an hour, then it
is time to go fishing again.
You'll eat heartily at the end of the day! Delicious
camp meals prepared by skilled outdoor chefs and the
invigorating air sharpens your appetite. You'll sleep
soundly on comfortable cots, awaken refreshed, and
discover a zest for living with new found energy.
ahead of guests so that lunch will be ready when they
come ashore. A rain fly is set up for shade and
tables are set up. Your guide brings the boat chairs
that you have been using and sets them around
table. Lunch takes about an hour, then it is
time to go fishing again.
3-Day Camp Menu
Meals start with lunch on the first day, end with lunch
on the last day. Coffee, tea, and fresh fish, if
desired, are served at every meal. Evening snacks
& bar mixers are available.
1st Day Lunch
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas,
sliced tomatoes & onions, hush puppies, bread &
1st Day Dinner
16oz. T-bone steak, baked potato, green beans, tossed
salad, pickles, Texas toast, & strawberry shortcake.
2nd Day Breakfast
juice, bacon, eggs, pancakes & toast.
2nd Day Lunch
Pork chops, potatoes, black-eyed peas, sliced tomatoes
& onions, hush puppies, bread & dessert.
2nd Day Dinner
Country style ribs, French fries, baked beans, slaw,
Texas toast, banana pudding -0R- A second steak dinner,
3rd Day Breakfast
Juice, sausage, hash browns, French toast & eggs.
3rd Day Lunch
Ham steak, fried potatoes, pork and beans, sliced
tomatoes & onions, hush puppies, bread, and dessert.
"Roughing it" on our
When you go on an
overnight White River or Buffalo River trip you'll
enjoy something different at every meal, like these
We provide an experience-
not just a fishing trip. We want you to enjoy the
beautiful Arkansas White River, the Buffalo River, the
wildlife and scenic beauty, enjoy our old-fashioned
shore lunches and camp cooking, relax with friends and
family, and catch fish; knowing that lunker could be
just a cast away. So whatever your needs, we will be
very glad to assist in making your trip to Cotter
Trout Dock convenient and enjoyable.