East Fork White Water River, Indiana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Carmel
Fly Fishing Map of East Fork White Water River, IN
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East Fork White Water River, Indiana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
This time of year, nymphing will be your key to catching trout in the Brookville Tailwater. We like soft hackle hare's ears, our tactical line of nymphs and scuds/sow bugs. Keep your drift right on the seam of fast/slow water and make sure your bobber (yes, we said it) is attached to your leader at the proper depth!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 12 / 2021
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing East Fork White Water River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 3.38 FT

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Early am or later in the pm

Best stretch: Dam to City Park

Best access point: Fisherman's acess off Hwy 1 or Brookville City Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Zebra/Midges (White and Black) Sow Bugs/scuds Caddis/Elk Wing Caddis Prince Nymphs Wooly Buggers (white) Parachute Adams

Fish species: Brown and Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

East Fork White Water River Description

Brookville as it is so called, is one of the few trout fisheries in the state of Indiana. While flows fluctuate constantly due to the dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers, you will get into large fish if you know where to look and how to fish it. The state stocks it yearly with Rainbow and Brown Trout, while this is a put and take fishery, most fly fishermen practice catch and release.

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing is always a great technique to use at the tailwater! This time of year, we'll experience sporadic hatches offering up dry fly fishing opportunities. Don't be afraid to try a dry dropper set up! Streamers can be a game changer too, don't be afraid to throw a little meat at them!

7-Day Forecast

The weather this week will return to January temperatures with a few chances of rain/snow coming late in the week.


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