The White River
Red Fox and friends headed to the White River near Hesperia to enjoy the fall salmon run. The weather was brutal for camping, but the fishing and friendship were great.
The salmon run is good this year, far better than last year. The fish are large and strong. We had several hookups that left us wondering how we would ever be successful in landing one for a photo. I believe we will have several great weeks left this fall to land a monster.
Nymphs, egg, and stones all worked well. As usual, you had to search for a fish in the right frame of mind to eat what you offered.
Fall is a great time to be out on the river. The fish are on the feed preparing for fall. The colors are fantastic and the air is crisp. The Au Sable reports, from Josh at Gates Au Sable Lodge, indicate streamers are the best approach, but terrestrials and a blue winged olive hatch are a strong second option.
Stop in to RFO to get current river status, prepare for a fall outing, and share a story.