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Top fishing guides near Diamond City, AR


Fishing is one of the most relaxing activities to do on Bull Shoals Lake because you get to wind down with friends and family while waiting for a fish to bite. This activity is great for reducing stress, thanks to the calm lake water and mellow sounds of surrounding nature. You'll also get to see Diamond City's beautiful sunrises if you're early enough.

Some of the fish species you can catch on Bull Shoals Lake include:
  • Largemouth bass
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Walleye
  • Crappie
  • Bream
  • Catfish
  • Rainbow trout


If you're unsure of what to do when fishing on Bull Shoals Lake, there are friendly fishing guides nearby who are ready to help you. We made a list of our favorite local guides, so you can have the best experience while fishing on Bull Shoals Lake.

*Be sure to get your fishing license from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission before heading out with a guide.*
Bob Satterwhite, located in Diamond City, AR offers 1/2 day and full day guide service on Bull Shoals Lake. He provides the boat and fishing gear. We have been given positive feedback from our guests that have fished with Bob during their stay with us. Click on his name above for additional information. 

870-422-7415 ask for Bob
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If you're looking to fish on the White River, Greg's White River Guide Service is a good choice. Experience one-on-one fishing training with Greg while looking at the beautiful scenery of the White River.

This fishing guide is a family-friendly service for people of all ranges of fishing skills. Greg is recommended by locals because of his kind demeanor and knowledge about trout.
"Had a great fishing experience with Greg this morning. Great choice in guides. He is courteous,
gave great instructions, and was very interesting to talk with. We highly recommend his services."

Dee Dowling from Google Reviews
Cranor's Guide Service has various fishing guides to choose from, all of whom are knowledgeable about fishing on the White River and are caring about their customers. In fact, the main guide, Donald Cranor, has been a trout fishing guide for over 35 years. Cranor's Guide Service has been featured in magazines and TV shows, too.

You can learn how to spin, bait, or fly fish with this service. If you don't catch trout while fishing with this fishing attendant, you'll be refunded 100% of your trip cost. 
"Excellent time on the White with Craner's Guide Service. Lou was excellent and very patient with my niece and me who had little trout fishing knowledge. We each caught over 20 fish a piece. Beautiful weather, a lot of fish & a fun & knowledgeable guide."
Angela Dawn Grothoff from Facebook

Bill Struthers Guide Service

Local guide that specializes in walleye on Bull Shoals Lake, although is knowledgeable about tactics for other species as well. Call 870-656-3154 for appointments and rates. 
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Tim "Hotdawg" Curtis has been a fishing guide since 1974, so he knows the best spots to catch bass, walleye, catfish and bream on Bull Shoals Lake and the White River. He knows the tricks and patience it takes to catch big fish. This fishing guide can handle 1 to 40 people, which means families of any size can go on the water and catch a big one. 
"Hot Dawg and Pat are super friendly and helpful. Our guide was very knowledgeable, put us on a ton of trout, and was very patient with myself and 2 sons (who have never trout fished before). We had a great time, and the experience far exceeded my expectations!"
- corey stewart from Google Reviews
At Cotter Trout Dock you can get a guide for trout fishing using fly fishing or casting for all skill levels. They will take you on a float trip down the White, North Fork or Buffalo River where you can fish for trout and enjoy a shore lunch. 

Down home professional

"I don't fish so this was a completely new experience for me. I loved it! They are down home friendly but also professional. The fishing action was constant and our guide, Eddie, did a great job at making us feel competent. We took our catch home after Eddie cleaned it and trout never tasted so good. I may take up a new pastime. They even sent us photos of our experience."
- David J from Trip Advisor reviews
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If you're looking for a boat to get out and enjoy the lake,  check out the Sugarloaf Harbor Marina.
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