Tailwater Fishing Co

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Overview
We are one of the only guide services in our area that offers both fly and spin fishing trips for our clients. Our guide trips consist of float fishing in one of our fully equipped comfortable Supreme riverboats.

If you would like to wade-fish during your trip, you will need to bring your own waders. We also recommend sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen for protection and comfort.

For safety, we do not fish in potentially dangerous water or weather conditions. Since we fish on tailwater fisheries, there are scheduled and unscheduled water releases through the dam that can cause high water conditions on the river. If either of these unsafe conditions results in a cancellation, we will be happy to reschedule your trip.

We generally practice catch-and-release, however if you would like to keep your limit of trout for a meal, we would be more than happy to filet them for you.
 
Guides
James Dillard (owner/guide) caught his first trout out of the Little Red River when he was just four years old; from that day forward he was hooked. Born and raised in Searcy, AR James ... moreenjoyed some of the world’s best trout fishing just 20 minutes away from his door step. Growing up he never considered guiding as something that he could actually do. Over time he realized it was possible. James started guiding in 2010 and he fell in love with it immediately. He continued guiding while attending college and started, Tailwater Fishing Company, in the process. In 2014 he graduated from Harding University with a degree in Social Science Education, but has never stopped guiding full time. James has been able to fish many streams out west and has also spent a summer guiding clients on the world famous Kenai River in Alaska, but deep down it is always Arkansas trout fishing that gets him fired up. If he is not guiding on the Little Red you will find him water skiing on Greers Ferry Lake with his family, duck hunting, or bow hunting for deer. James still lives in Searcy, AR with his wife, Amanda, and their golden retriever, River.

All of our guides have years of experience and pride themselves in creating a family friendly atmosphere while fishing for trout in Arkansas. Each of our guides is experienced in both fly and spin fishing. We aim to put our clients on fish, trip after trip to make each outing worth writing home about. Whether you’re a beginner angler or looking to land another world record, we are the outfitter for you.

Our guides are some of the best in the business and will be there for you on your trip to help you with anything you need from tying your hook to guiding you to the best eateries around. We will ensure your trip is filled with trout and great memories.
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While other fishermen on the banks were reeling in wet bait, we made a day out of catching over 70 trout! By far the best guided trip I’ve ever been on and I can’t wait to book another one!
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James put us on the fish right away… Sixty in two hours to be exact! It was lots of fun, I would love to do it again!
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James was very knowledgeable and helpful on our trip. He knew just the right way to set up our rods to get the fish to hit. He was so helpful and I’d recommend his service to anyone wishing to have a fun time and great memories
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While the fishing was excellent, James’ hospitality and helpfulness is what made my trip one I will never forget.
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I have been fortunate to experience fantastic guides across the country in both salt and fresh water. James has pure talent and a passion for his craft. He is exactly what one should look for when searching for a guide.
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