White River, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of White River, AZ
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White River, Arizona Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get away from the road access. Spend a bit of time walking before starting to fish and you may find water that hasn't seen much pressure.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing White River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: seasonally low

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: All Day

Best stretch: North Fork just below the Alchesay Fish Hatchery, and Behind Horseshoe Cienega

Best access point: Between Hondah and White River off of HWY 73, Off 260 behind Horeshoe Cienega Lake

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mayflies Caddis

Fish species: Rainbows, Browns, Apaches

Fishing season: May 1 - November 15

Nearest airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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White River Description

While not all access points are closed, the high elevation areas can be snowed in for the winter. Be careful where you go.

Techniques & Tips

All the Mtn streams fish best with a dry/dropper set up.Hoppers shuold be present about any time. A Schroeders Hopper or Raineys Grand can be really effective with a small BH Pheasant Tail, black Zebra, Hare's ear or Prince hanging below.

7-Day Forecast

Weather on the Mtn looks to be nearly ideal for the next week. With little or no moisture in the forecast conditions should remain excellent for the next week to ten days.

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