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Woodruff Guide Service
Guide: Rob Woodruff
3371 N. FM 14
Quitman, TX 75783
Phone: 903-967-2665
Email: WGSFlyfish@aol.com
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I grew up in Kansas and never thought much about trout fishing – especially trout fishing in Oklahoma.  But, in the 1970’s the Broken Bow Reservoir was constructed in eastern Oklahoma and the birth of a great trout fishery in the tail waters known as Mountain Fork River was born.  Fortunately for us there are still only a few people that no about this fishery – and they would like to keep it that way. 

Our guide, Rob Woodruff, met us at 9AM for our day (Yes - we slept in a bit today) on the Mountain Fork.  Rob took us to school on entomology, the history of the waters, and how to catch the rainbows and browns that call this river home.  I would highly recommend Rob to anyone fishing the Mountain Fork for the first time.   I had a rough start and lost three times more than I netted, but the action was hot and continuous the whole day.  Taylor and I both netted 8 rainbows.  The fish were rolling everywhere.  I’m confident that an experienced angler could easily net 30-40 trout in a day here.   The trout holding pools were everywhere and you only needed to move 50 feet at a time to find your next target.

You guessed it – this is a trophy water too – we saw numerous 20-25” rainbows lurking and we had a few near misses.  Big browns are also hiding there but we didn’t get a visit from any of them.  Taylor caught one small 6" wild rainbow as well.

We spent the preceding night at Beaver’s Bend State Park which was a beautiful setting, well maintained, and great for RVs – not being too crowded.  Unfortunately we didn’t arrive until midnight so we didn’t have much time to appreciate it.  We left the park at 3PM and headed north to Arkansas for Bull Shoals and the famous world-record trout fishery of the White River.


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