White River Brown Trout

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White River Trophy Brown Trout – Nice and chunky

Being rated as the top tailwater fishery in the United States generally requires the White River Brown Trout fishing to be at least good all year round. However, the last couple of weeks have been nothing short of world class!

Dick Hart of Dallas, Texas, brought a group of friends up last week to experience what the White River is famous for. Despite some high winds and dead low water they had a fantastic trip. They were all avid fishermen and enjoyed catching very high numbers of fish on both spinfishing and flyfishing gear. Two of the guys flyfished the entire trip {3 full days} and were fishing a very good Caddis hatch that continues to improve every day. Dick and his partner Travis started out spin fishing, but after putting around 30 very nice White River Brown Trout in the boat, they felt compelled to break out the flyrods and experience a fantastic bite on caddis emergers. Although the caddis hatch was very good, the trout didn’t seem to be keying on the caddis on the surface. When they switched to a size 16 emerger, the bite was on!! They easily boated 60 or seventy fish and admitted sheepishly to missing at least that many more.


Texas Fishing Legand, Dick Hart

Ansel and Don stuck to their preferred tools {flyrods} and whacked an incredible number of fish on pupa and emergers while wade fishing. Ansel caught a few on dries, but the bite was so good on the nymphs, it was difficult to stay with them. They both had stellar days that will long be remembered I’m sure.

As the spring weather continues to warm, this caddis hatch will continue until the end of April, slowly giving way to what is going to be a great Mayfly {sulfurs} hatch in the beginning of May.


Travis Hammer’s 21" Brown Trout

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Dick and Travis caught 27 very nice White River Brown Trout up to about 3 1/2 pounds on the last day while spin fishing. The majority of them were in the 18 to 20 inch range with a few sneaking up on the 22 inch mark. A great day by any measure!

If high numbers of fish and a special trip for some White River Brown Trout is on your bucket list, now is the time. Give us a call and lets talk trout fishing!

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May 22, 2013  |   Share: