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With two inches of rain forecasted for Sunday, we fished hard through the wind and the rain as the front blew through, thinking it might be our last chance to fish for white bass for a while. We had to work for them, but we all managed to land several nice whites and even a few walleye! Turns out most of the rain missed us, and our white bass rivers and creeks only registered a small rise and should be fishable this week!
We got into a lot more and bigger white bass today! Bright Clousers like Chartreuse and Yellow were working best. Lots of "firsts" this morning: Jeff got his first white bass on a fly rod, and Junior got his first white bass on his new switch rod--he was really getting into the swing of spey casting by the time I had to leave to open the shop! My apologies to the customers waiting in the parking lot this morning--I was a little late to work!
Dave and I caught some small whites this morning before work. Richland Creek is in great shape, and the White River is clearing nicely. Should be some great white bass fishing this weekend!
We managed to hook a few whites in Richland Creek after the big rise from last week's rain--chartreuse Clousers worked best in the stained water. The rivers are all high and muddy again from the rain this weekend, but at least Richland should be fishable again in a couple of days.
We headed south on Sunday to find some warmer water and white bass, and while the white bass runs down south are definitely further along than they are up here, the cold snap and high water from this past weekend’s rain slowed down the fishing considerably. That being said, we still managed to land several nice whites on switch rods, and I ended the trip with a big striper that peeled off line until he was well into my backing, making me chase him down river to try and catch up! Definitely a good first White Bass Camp of the...