Fishing Season: C & R season for 2021

Whitewater River - MN

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Tip of the Week

Year round water open in Whitewater State park.

Directions open in app

Map of Whitewater River

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Driftless Fly Shop

5-Day Outlook as of 5/11/21

BWOs Midges and Caddis hatching warm days.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/11/21

Go deep with bead head nymphs or streamers. Some small may flies and caddis flies hatching when it warms.

Current Conditions as of 5/11/21

BWOs Midges and Caddis hatching warm days.

Local Species Available C & R season for 2021

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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Adams gray 18-14
Blue Winged Olive Classic 18-22
Elk Wing Caddis Parachute 18-14
CDC Emerging Caddis tan 18-12
Baby Brown trout na 12-14
Cone/bead head wooly bugger black/grey 16-12
Blue Wing Olive Parachute natural 16-20
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph N/A 22-18


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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Recommended Gear

Description: About Whitewater River

Whitewater State Park is open year round. All Streams outside the State park boundary are open for C & R after 1/1/21. Check for special regulations on some streams in this watershed. Usually posted near access.

Nearest Airport:

Rochester, Mn


. Check for special regulations in some areas. River level link

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

North Branch

Best Access:

Whitewater State Park