Fulton's Lodge on the white river

The Fly Fisher's Lodging Choice

On The White River Between The White Hole & The Narrows 3 Miles Upstream From Wildcat Shoals

870-430-5338

fultonslodge@centurytel.net

Your hosts, Dale & Ronna Fulton

Lodging | Rates | Guided Fly Fishing | Fly Recommendations | Directions | Contact


Fulton's Lodge On The White River Has Clean, Quiet Lodging Plus:
  • Spacious 1 & 2-Bedroom Apartments With Fireplaces & Fully Equipped Kitchens
  • All Units Have AC, Satellite Color TV, VCR, WI Fi, Microwave, & BBQ Grills
  • Complimentary Washer, Dryer & Freezer In Office
  • Flies, Tackle, & Fishing License Sold On Site
  • New Dock, New Rental Boats, & Motors
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast Every Morning From 7:00 AM To 9:00 AM
And Only Three Miles Downstream is Fulton's River House:
  • Freestanding Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom River House Right On Wildcat Shoals
  • Full Kitchen With Microwave, Drip Coffeemaker, & BBC Grill
  • Satellite TV
  • No Fireplace, VCR, Or Wi FI
  • River House Guests Are Welcome To Continental Breakfast At Lodge

Fulton's Lodging

Guests at Fulton's Lodge white river
The 2 story lodge above faces the river houses Units 1-4

For those who enjoy area amenities, there's plenty to do within a 30 minute drive in any direction. If your family wants to shop and sight-see while you fish, they'll have lots to do! All you need to bring is your food (continental breakfast is provided). The nearest restaurants are seven miles from Fulton's. Make your reservations early as we fill up quickly. Fridays and Saturdays are our busiest days.

Fulton's Lodging Rates

Unit #s

Unit Description

Per Night

1,2, 3, & 4 1 Bedroom,1 Bath Units With Kitchens - First 1 - 2 people $89.00
6 - 7 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Units With Kitchens - First 1 - 4 people $178.00
- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath River House - First 1 - 4 people $189.00
5 Efficiency Room - first 1 to 3 persons, no kitchen, no TV, semi private bath, no fireplace    $65.00
- Each additional person    $10.00
- Pets in your room    $10.00
 

All prices subject to change without notice.

 

Minimum Stays- We have a minimum stay on weekends and holidays of two nights. When we can, we will try to accommodate a one night stay during the week, for an additional $25 charge.

Check out time is 10 AM, check in any time after 3:00 PM. When we can, we will offer a late checkout (12 noon) for an additional $25 charge. Late checkouts should be reserved when you make your reservation. We may not be able to accommodate a last minute request. A Continental breakfast (included in all rates) from 7am to 9am.

Late Checkout (12 noon) - add $25

One Night Stay (Sunday through Thursday only) - add $25

Deposits & Reservations
Reservations are not entered without a deposit. Our deposit is the room rate times number of nights booked, fully refundable with 14 days notice. We must be notified of any changes, including early departure and/or change in party size, at least 14 days prior to arrival or your deposit will be forfeited. If you must forfeit your deposit, we will issue a credit equal to the amount forfeited to be used on any future lodging balance within one year of forfeiture. This credit cannot be used as a future deposit.

We are not a motel! Our lodge is fairly secluded and we have no opportunity to fill rooms that are unexpectedly vacant. With your help, we can keep our rates reasonable in the future. All prices subject to change without notice.


General Fishing Information

River and bluffs across from Fulton's Lodge White River
The river and bluffs in early evening mist as seen from the lodge.


Most of the fly fishing on the White River is easily done with a 4 to 6 weight rod, floating line,  and a 9 to 12 foot,  4 X to 6X leader. In general, we use the lighter rods and tackle in lower water conditions, and the heavier tackle in higher water.  We’re in the office shop every morning  to  help out with maps, directions, and tips on fishing. We keep a good selection of terminal tackle (leader, tippet, split shot, indicators, etc) there, along with the flies you’re likely to need. We tie all our flies ourselves, and they’re what we fish with day in and day out. For a larger selection of tackle and flies, there are fine fly shops in our area. Most days you’ll catch primarily Rainbows, but Browns, Cutthroat, and Brookies are also in the river.

Because of a regulation change a few years ago, the White River is now producing quality (17” to 22”) Brown Trout daily, and often even larger Browns to keep it interesting. Anticipate excellent caddis hatches in late March and April, midges year-round, mayflies in May and June. The higher water fly fishermen, mostly boating, concentrate on the winter shad kill and our midsummer worm “hatch”. Spring and fall are popular seasons here, with lots of action and more traffic.

Trophy trout are often caught mid-summer and mid- winter, when the heat/cold keeps the traffic lighter. The White River is a fascinating, complex, and highly productive fishery, and we’ve spent our lives studying it. Please call for conditions, tips, or any information we can help with!

Guided Fishing Trips
For guided fishing trips, it’s our pleasure to refer you to three men that we have known and worked with for many years. Steve Nelson and Ron Yarborough did most of our guided fly fishing trips in the years that we owned Blue Ribbon Fly Shop. Calm, experienced, and professional, both have contributed a lot to our reputation.

For those fishing rod and reel, or combining that with fly fishing, or even bird hunting, a good choice is our friend Michael Neher, AKA "Crazy Mike" (although you shouldn’t take that "crazy" too seriously).

Fishing Guide Contact Information:
Steve Nelson
(870) 421-0391
Ron Yarborough
(870) 688-1755

whiteriverflyguide.com
ronflyfish@gmail.com
Michael Neher
(870) 453-8502

crazymikefishing.com
www.ozarkbirdhunt.com
crzymike@flippinweb.com
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Fulton's Boat Dock & Rental Boats

Our Boat Dock
The old boat dock at the Lodge, bless its ancient heart, has been removed and replaced with a beautiful new steel dock, which will be much safer and easier to maneuver around in. There also was some minor dredging done to facilitate navigating boats around the dock. None of the old shoreline fishing area was affected.

Fulton's Lodge white river boat dock
Our new steel dock at Fulton's Lodge

The Rental Boats
Our rental boats are state-of-the-art Supreme john boats, equipped with comfortable, moveable swivel seats, rod trays long enough for fly rods, and lots of dry storage.  This is a boat commonly used by White River guides. The boats are powered by Mercury 9.9 horsepower  four stroke outboards. All in all, a first class rental package.

Boat Rental & Shuttle Rates

Item

Full Day

Half-Day

Boat and motor rentals $98.00 $75.00
Car shuttles between Fulton's & Cotter

$15 per trip

Car Shuttles All other locations

$30 per trip

Boat rentals and shuttles are only available for Fulton’s Lodge guests.

All prices subject to change without notice.

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Dale Fulton's Fly Recommendations (print and bring with you)

Dale Fulton, well known for many years as a guide and outfitter in southwestern Montana, is a native of northern Arkansas. Dale has fished this area since early childhood. In 1978 he began guiding in the off season on the White and Norfork rivers, and he opened Blue Ribbon Fly Shop in Mountain Home, Arkansas in 1987. He sold Blue Ribbon Fly Shop in 2007. Now Dale and his wife Ronna operate Fulton's Lodge together.

Although this list contains flies for both the White and the Norfork rivers, the rivers are quite different. The Norfork generally requires smaller flies and lighter tippets, and leans toward nymphs, shrimp, and sowbugs. The White River is often less demanding and woolly buggers and soft hackles are popular.

Dale Fulton's Wet Pattern Recommendations
Fulton's Lodge maintains fly & terminal tackle in our on-site shop

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Gold Rib Hare's Ear, 12-18 Gold Rib Hare's Ear, 12-18 Gold Rib Hare's Ear, 12-18 Various Sculpins, 4
Red Ass Kelso,
14-16 (std.& beadhead)
Red Ass Kelso,
14-16 (std. & beadhead)
Red Ass Kelso,
14-16 (std. & beadhead)
Arkansas Beadhead, 8
Pheasant Tail Nymph, 14-16 Various Sowbugs,
14-18
Various Sowbugs,
14-18
Woolly Bugger,
8-12 (olive, white, std., & beadhead)
Joe Bob’s Emerger,
18
Woolly Bugger,
8-12, (olive,black, std. & beadhead)
Woolly Bugger,
8-12, (olive, black
std. & beadhead)
Glo-Bug,
12, (chartreuse, peach, fire orange)
Caddis Pupae,
14-16, (gold, green)
Soft Hackles,
16,  (hare’s ear, orange)
Soft Hackles,
16, (hare’s ear, orange)
San Juan Worm, 16,
(worm brown, red)
Soft Hackle,
16 (orange, green)
One Fly Soft Hackle,
16
One Fly Soft Hackles ,
16
 Mini Jig, 14
(pink, white)
One Fly Soft Hackle,
16
Zebra Midge 18 (black,brown) Zebra Midge 18 (black,brown)  Y2K Bug, 12-14
Copper John 14-16 Trout Crack 18 Trout Crack 18 .
. Various Scuds, 14-18
(olive, tan)
Various Scuds, 14-18
(olive, tan)
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. 56'er, 10 56'er, 10 .
. . Glo-bug, 12 (peach) .

 

Dale Fulton's Dry Pattern Recommendations

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Light Cahill,
14-16
Sulphur Dun,
16-18
Hopper,
10
Midge,
20-24
Sulphur Dun,
16-18
Hopper,
10
Midge,
20-24
Baetis Sparkle Dun,
18-20
Parachute Adams,
16
Midge,
20-24
Tan Caddis,
24
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Elk Hair Caddis,
14-18
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Fulton's High Water Recommendations
For All Seasons

Glo-Bugs, egg patterns,
12 (peach, fire orange, chartreuse)
San Juan Worm,
10 (fire orange, red, cerise, pink)
Glo-Bugs, egg patterns,
12 (peach, fire orange, chartreuse)
San Juan Worm,
10 (fire orange, red, cerise, pink)
1/32 oz Jigs (pink, white) Y2K Bug, 12-14
Copper John, 12 Arkansas Beadhead, 8
Various Shad Streamers, 6 Various Sculpins,  4


Bass Fly Fishing

The Twin Lakes area of Northern Arkansas is one of the few places you can fish for trout and bass in the same day. Our tailwater trout rivers flow from two famous black bass reservoirs, Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake. Lake Norfork is also one of the country's best striper lakes. Our area offers many native smallmouth bass streams. Crooked Creek and the Buffalo River are the best known, but we can direct you to others.

Lodging | Rates | Guided Fly Fishing | Fly Recommendations | Directions | Contact

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Fulton's Lodge

Physical Address:

806 County Rd 703
Cotter, AR 72626

Mailing Address Only:

1091 CR 174
Cotter, AR 72626

Phone: (870) 430-5338

fultonslodge@centurytel.net

Dale & Ronna Fulton, owner/operators


 


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