West Fork of the White River Fly Fishing

The 5th most popular fly fishing river in Indiana.

Northeast of Indianapolis near Muncie, the West Fork of the White River is a warm water fishery known for its smallmouth bass especially in the upper sections. The larger smallmouth bass can be found in the deeper pools, which are best fly fished with sculpin flies or crayfish flies. The fly fishing starts on the West Fork of the White River as early as mid-April.

While there are a few wading access points, fly fishing the West Fork of the White River is best by drift boat or canoe. If you are determined to wade, the West Fork of the White River can be best accessed from Indianapolis at Potter's Bridge Park, the 146th Street bridge, the 116th Street bridge, and in Hazel Dell Park off 106th.

Note: All trout streams in Indiana are catch-and-release from January 1st to April 14th. Stocked trout streams are closed the last two weeks of April. Open season limits are a total of five trout per day with a daily max of one brown trout.

Overall, West Fork of the White River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 15 fly fishing spots in Indiana.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  DNR (260) 244-6805; Indiana Fly Fishing Guides (317) 258-8608

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishing Indiana" from Mike Tyburski

Reference Source:  click here http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/

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Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  22524

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