Aug. 13 Fishing Report
The current advice for fishing the tailwaters of the White River is to get on the river early. For the past three days, the bite has practically come to a standstill at 9 a.m. This morning, we trolled down river, then up again, pulling both Rapala and Flicker Shad. We marked plenty of fish but could not convince any of them to come aboard or even strike at the lure for that matter. In retrospect, we should have started our trip with bait fishing, then finished the morning trolling with lures. After switching to our reliable power bait, the first stop proved pointless, but the next made up for it. Each fishermen on board started catching fish. To add to the fun, both hooked their fish at the same time and netted them together. Power bait was the way to go today, but timing is everything. When this spot seemed to run out, we moved up to one of our favorite spots, only to learn that the cute otter family we have watched recently has pretty well decimated it now. Guess since they live in the water, they have first dibs on the trout, though.
Only one hour of generation is scheduled today, Sunday is the same, one hour at 5 p.m. Temperatures are to cool considerably tomorrow with highs in the 80s and again, some chance of rain. Get up early tomorrow and go fish!