The Spring River below Mammoth Springs, Arkansas is great opportunity that’s not affected by tailwater generations/ floods. Summertime gotta watch for the canoe hatch but great in off season. Stock trout with some nice carry overs possible. Saw a huge Tigermusky there once, but no joy. Check MarkCrawfords blog for float trips. $250 plus tip and small town motel rates at Riverview. Can’t beat that! Get license/permit at Jonesboro Wallyworld and on up to Mammoth is on Mo. line. Wading at Lassiter and dam 3. Nice hatchery but construction soon. The trout like bigger flashier flies. The float trips are catch and release but I usually kill a few wading for motel guy I met there. I never kill the browns. Have made many trips there. My daughter and I got a “blow up boat” for some even more economical floats!