Game and Fish Commission and others partnering with AGFC have modeled the Big Spring fishery at Cotter after the hugely successful Dry Run Creek at Norfork. Big Spring is now a place for young and disabled anglers to enjoy trout fishing, with a focus on conservation through catch-and-release management. Big Spring emerges adjacent to the White River near the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Cotter access area. Only youths under age 16 accompanied by an adult and disabled anglers may fish on Big Spring. Tackle and lure restrictions are the same as for Dry Run Creek and Collins Creek.