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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
Cotter 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,
french 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
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
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
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.
Sample 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
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes &
gravy, peas, sliced tomatoes & onions, hush
puppies, bread & dessert.
1st Day Dinner
Fillet Mignon steak, baked potato, green beans,
tossed salad, pickles, Texas toast, &
juice, bacon, eggs, pancakes & toast.
2nd Day Lunch
Pork chops, potatoes, black-eyed peas, sliced
tomatoes & onions, hush puppies, bread &
2nd Day Dinner
Country style ribs, French fries, baked beans,
slaw, Texas toast, banana pudding -0R- A second
steak dinner, your choice.
Juice, sausage, hash browns, French toast &
3rd Day Lunch
Ham steak, fried potatoes, pork and beans,
sliced tomatoes & onions, hush puppies,
bread, and dessert.
it" on our camp trips................
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.
Ron and Debbie Gamble
P.O. Box 96
Cotter, Arkansas 72626