Descriptive Essay of Burness Stoner

Burness Stoner has lived here since 1945. He became a guide after he got out of high scool because he thought it would be a good career opportunity. It also put money in his pocket. He was a guide on the White River for 30 years and he guided some on the Bull Shoals Lake.

He said that the dam had quite an affect on the White River. Before the dam was put up, it was a good bass fishing place, now that the dam was put up, it's good for trout fishing. He fishes simply for the enjoyment and the sensation of it.

Bernice: Mm-hmm.

Interview and writings by Patches Easter
Put on web by Wade McBee