Great Fishing on The White River Today

Seems like if it’s raining I’m on the water fishing.  A month ago on a saturday I managed to get my iPhone wet.  It sucks when you come to depend on those dang little gadgets; like checking radar or watching charts or heck even talking on one.  I’ve solved my problem with a little product called an Aquapac and I got mine from feather-craft in St. Louis.  A fellow guide saw in the summer bulletin and gave me a call so I ordered two of them.  One for my buddy and one for me and it came in handy yesterday in a down pour as I was able to check radar and call the dam number without worrying about it getting wet.  This thing is good if you drop it in the waterfor up to 15 feet and even comes with a lanyard to hang it from your neck.  It was only $30.00 and Feather-Craft has a number of them for different types of phones and GPS gadgets as well as cameras.  I can even take underwater pics with my iPhone in the aqua pac.  So if you have been searching for something to protect your digital gear give Ted or Evan a shout over at Feather-Craft in St. Louis as you’ll love the wet weather protection this thing will give your phone or other digital equipment.

On wednesday and today I took out Tom who is a heck of a fisherman from St. Louis.  We worked the rover from the Dam down to the narrows both days.  The first day did did get one brown trout just short of 20 inches along with a bunch of rainbows with many in the 16 inch range.  Today we also worked the same area instead of fishing further downstream which was the original plan but the rain got in the way of that plan.  Tom got two good fish today with the first before lunch being a 19 inch rainbow and the second a cutt just over 20 inches.

Tom got this 19 inch bow in the hole below the state park.

This Cutt came out of the State Park hole and is just over 20 inches
Tom and Cutt

On wednesday Tom got this brown trout in the C&R area by the dam.
Tom & Brown

Thursday I fish with my buddy Matt Tucker from St. Louis and two of his life long friends.  Tucker is a cut up for sure and a heck of a fisherman.

This is an old pic but I had to put it up.  We fished in the rain thursday and did real good till the water dropped.  Today Tucker and the boys took the drift boat from the dam to white hole.  I was feeling sorry for them as they had to ROW.  I love my 25 HP motor.

Good Fishing…

Jimmy T.

Sept 15: Fishing Report

Thanks to Hurricane Ike we’ve now had two days of no generation (except for a couple of hours in the late afternoons) low water fishing and a chance to wade fish.  Didn’t use the boat today but drove to a couple of spots.  The first was at Dew Shoals in the State Park and I started at the top in the real shallow water with a sow bug no shot.  The catching was fast and furious for an hour.  I hooked up with a buddy from out of town and we decided to hit Cane Island.  When we got there there was only one other fisherman and he did not stay long.  We soon had the whole one mile stretch to ourselves.  We positioned ourselves in my most favorite spot.  This is the spot where I take fisherman to get big brown trout.  Over the years many large, fat, hawg brown trout have come from this spot.  It is an area rarely fished as there are only a couple of fly guides on this river who even know the upper end of the White River.  In 14 years as a guide on this river I’ve never seen another guide fish this spot much less even seen anyone fish it properly.  The largest fish caught from this spot by one of my fisherman has been a 27 1/2 inch brown trout.  This spot is so unique that every time I’ve had a fisherman in it we have either hooked and landed or have had on a fish or broke a fish off in this spot every time I get a fisherman in it except for three times in the last three years.  Many of the fish you will see in my photo gallery during warm weather come out of this spot.  Today was no exception to this rule.  My friend and I both fished the spot today.  After sore lipping most of the rainbows in this spot my friend hooked one.  He fought it for a bit until it jumped out of the water and threw his barbless hook.  It sucks when this happens but that is fishing.  My friend did pull out a good brown trout from this spot last year.


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