Did you fish the White River at all while you were there? The Buffalo and Norfork are fairly close to the White.
When we lived in Dallas, my wife and I fished the White on a regular basis, from Fairview down to Cotter, AR. Alway caught a bunch of 'bows & browns. One year, my step daughter caught the 2nd largest brown out of that section of the White. Weighed on a certified scale, and the outfitter sent it in to the state. She received a very nice certificate noting her catch.