Fishing Season: season open for 2023

Whitewater River - MN

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Tip of the Week

All water open for catch and release only in Whitewater State park.

Directions open in app

Map of Whitewater River

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Driftless Fly Shop

5-Day Outlook as of 10/2/23

Low and clear means spooky fish. Some rain and Cooler weather coming. Should improve conditions.

Techniques & Tips as of 10/2/23

Go deep with bead head nymphs or streamers. Dry flies when fish are rising. Plop and twitch caddis, ants and beetles.

Local Species Available season open for 2023

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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
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper Classic 10-12
Adams Parachute Dry Fly Parachute 10-14
Elk Wing Caddis tan 18-12
Baby Brown trout na 12-14
Cone/bead head wooly bugger black/grey 16-12
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph natural 16-20
Prince 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 closed after 10/15/23 and reopen after 1/1/23. 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