On the way back to camp, after a good day of fishing on the Buffalo River in Arkansas. I was turning over rocks near the bank looking for fossils, and I found a rather large spider instead. It didn’t seem bothered that I disturbed his or her hideout, so I took a picture. It’s thorax was about the size of a quarter. I would like to know if it’s a fishing spider, or what. Your website is fantastic. It helped me identify a very strange wheel bug, which I will send you a picture of soon. Thanks,
You are correct. This is a Fishing Spider in the genus Dolomedes.