Fishing

The onsite ten acre trophy bass lake is situated only 100 yards from the lodge, and the Eleven Point River flows along 1½ miles of the property. The Eagle Ranch Lake is stocked with hybrid largemouth bass that can grow up to ten pounds in size. Much of the lakeside is accessible by foot, making bank fishing easy.

The Eleven Point River has produced some of the largest wild rainbow trout, walleye, rock bass (goggle eye) and smallmouth bass of all Ozark Rivers. The Eleven Point River runs 138 miles from its source near Thomasville, Missouri (Willow Springs) to its mouth where it joins the Spring River near Black Rock, Arkansas.

Experts agree that because the Eleven Point is more remote than most other Ozark rivers, it makes for excellent fishing (and hunting). The cold water fishery created by Greer Spring and the forty four miles of protected wilderness combine to create a fisherman’s “dream stream.”

With its long frontage on the river, there are lots of places at Eagle Ranch to wade in from the bank to fly fish. The Eleven Point is deeper than most other Ozarks trout streams, and fishing from a boats and canoes is popular. The Eagle Ranch community dock enables members to house canoes and small fishing boats in order to access even more remote fishing spots north towards the Irish Wilderness and beyond. Powered boats are limited to a maximum power rating of 25 HP on the Eleven Point River.

There is also a boat ramp and canoe launch located a few hundred yards downstream from the community dock which allows for vehicle access to the river for launching and retrieving watercraft.

Find out more about fishing on the Eleven Point at one the most experienced and Forest Service licensed outfitters and guides on the river: Eleven Point Canoe Rental.

Usefull website:  http://www.ozarkanglers.com/eleven-point/