North Fork River Professional Review and Guide
"Big river. Big browns, good rainbows. While on the maps it’s named the North Fork of the White River, most folks in the Show Me State just call it the North Fork. Rising east of the little town of Mountain Grove on U.S. Highway 60, the North Fork flows almost due south, draining a forested highland capped by 1,342-foot Bald Knob Mountain. Below the little crossroads of Ann, the river enters the Mark Twain National Forest and gathers more flow from numerous tributaries.
You’ll find some trout in this mileage, but the best water, that which draws most of the national attention, is lower in the system, beginning below the double springs, North Fork and Rainbow, that add heavy flows of cold water into the river. Species: Brown, rainbow. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing."