Fall Fishing the White River System

Fall is here and after 3 months of continued high water this week the Corps cut back the flows.  We’re at Power pool and the flows have been from 1500-3500 CFS.  Ideal fishing conditions.

The browns are currently spawning so try to stay off the beds, the water temp is around 60 F and that is a little to warm for our spawning fish, hopefully with the cooler weather the water temps will get back down in the 50′s.

Fishing the last several weeks has been up and down. I would suggest Midges and egg patterns in the morning with your basic Nymph patterns late morning into the afternoon.  Streamers and wooly boogers through out the day will produce some nice fish.  Fishing over the weed beds with structure will produce your better fish.

My go to Flies: BHPT #16, BHHE #14, Copper John #14, Prince #14-12, Black zebra midge #16-18, Red Midge #18 Black egg sucking leech #10, Olive WB #10

Expect great conditions for the next two months…. see ya on the river