September: A bit cooler than the summer, a very pleasant time to come. Labor Day always starts the month with a big crowd that include the return of several long-time guests. The swimming pool usually closes by the weekend after Labor Day. The numbers of Brown Trout in this part of the river increases as the Browns begin moving up river in preparation for their spawning season.
October: The tree colors across the Ozarks can rival that of New England! Usually the peak color change happens near the end of this month to the first of November. The Brown Trout, too, have taken on beautiful colors as spawning season begins. Water flows are often at the minimum or very low. October is usually a very busy month, so plan early.
November: If you can't make October, then plan for November. The crowds are much smaller this month. Consider coming for a Thanksgiving trip with the family for a memorable experience. The Catch and Release area at Bull Shoals Dam closes November 1st to all fishing. This only includes the area from the dam down to the state park, which is 5 miles up river from us. Water flows are usually low, but there is usually more rain during this month. Mornings are often frosty, but warm quickly after the sun gets over the bluff.