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Old 01-12-2020, 06:08 AM
 
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I've never seen any kind of outboard besides a prop. You can wade parts of it on minimum flow.
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:06 PM
 
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The White River is quite tame. It gets a little faster when they are releasing water from the dams, but I can't remember seeing any part of it any time where I would not be comfortable having a novice or even a somewhat experienced child in the boat with me. In fact, most of the river, most of the time, is safe for a novice alone.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I see boats with outboards around here, all the time, and can't remember the last time I saw a jet boat.
Would it be safe to say that most of the year you can use any boat to get around the river?

Our rivers here in Oregon it is very difficult to navigate without a super shallow draft boat with a jet drive or you will hit the rocks. That is why they end up having to use a drift boat. and with a drift boat they cant really go back upstream. forcing them to have to take out and put in in two different area of the river.
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 AM
 
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What about the lake that feeds the white river? is there anything to know about it? good fishing? safe to navigate?
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Other that right after some massive rainfalls, both the river and the lake are good for most boats of the Ranger Boat size, but unless you are intimately familiar with the water you are on, you need to keep your speed down, as there are a few shallow places. Usually you can spot them in the river by noticing the riffles on the surface, and just drive around them.

The lake is several fathoms deep, so you could run a sail boat out there, if you wish, or just about any other boat you want.
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
 
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Not sure which lake you are talking about. There are two (Bull Shoals and Norfork). Both tailwaters discharge into the White. I have only fished Bull Shoals and the BS tailwater. What TRex says is spot on about BS. When the dam is running minimum flow, the water is low. Still fishable, but low. This is when you can sacrifice a prop to the river gods. I find the BS tailwater one of the most beautiful spots I have ever fished. Never left without my rainbow limits either.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Not sure which lake you are talking about. There are two (Bull Shoals and Norfork). Both tailwaters discharge into the White. I have only fished Bull Shoals and the BS tailwater. What TRex says is spot on about BS. When the dam is running minimum flow, the water is low. Still fishable, but low. This is when you can sacrifice a prop to the river gods. I find the BS tailwater one of the most beautiful spots I have ever fished. Never left without my rainbow limits either.
What part of the lake is the tailwater?
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Old Today, 12:52 AM
 
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What part of the lake is the tailwater?
That is what the water leaving the dam is called.
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Old Today, 06:44 AM
 
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Ahh, kinda what I thought but changed my mind when I realized the tailwater would technically no longer be the Bull shoals. At that point it would be the White river.

Anyway, I am a river fisherman for sure, but like the option of having a lake as well. Whats the fishing like in Bull Shoals? any large Stripper Bass? Or some other big fishy?
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Old Today, 04:57 PM
 
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I have not spent enough time on Bull Shoals to give fishing advice. with over 1000 miles of shorline, I'm sure you can find some fish. I would expect Norfork to be as good or better. I could spend the rest of my days exploring that lake and the creek inlets and not get to all of it. I read more about stripers in Norfork than Bull Shoals. Whenever I visit, I hire a guide. I find it more cost effective than dragging a boat with me.
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