White River Fly Fishing Report

River Information

The White River is another very productive river that sees little angling pressure, especially compared to other rivers in the state. This freestone is full of bug life, has good public access, and fish over 20" are not uncommon. Rainbows, Cutthroats, Browns and Whitefish can all be found swimming here. 


Recommended Flies

Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis, March Browns

Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Terrestrials, Stoneflies, Streamers

Fall: Caddis, Mayflies, Terrestrials, Midges


Seasonal Conditions

The White River is technically fishable year round, however the snow can get quite high here making winter time fishing a challenge. Summer and Fall will be the most productive- and comfortable- times to fish here. This river has a good stonefly population which can provide some exciting dry fly fishing in June and July. 


River Access

Public access is plentiful between the towns of Meeker and Buford. The river also runs through a considerable  amount of National Forest land which offers over 20 miles of public access.