So Much Water Volume 1 Issue 3 Summer 2015 - Page 35

If you travel to the area be sure to stop by The Beaver Dam Store the only local fly shop in the area. These guys can help you out with what’s going on below the dam.

The drawback to the Beaver Tail water in my option is that there’s too much allowable bait fishing on both ends of a relatively short catch and release area, (about a mile and a half). I’ve seen some really good fish on stringers and it’s hard to establish a good population of trophy size fish when the big ones get hauled out for dinner or wall mounts. That being said though, there are big fish to be caught here, just nowhere near the numbers as the other two tail waters on the White River System. Some improved management practices and education would go a long way on the fishery but resistance seems to be pretty high to changing any current regulations.

All the White River Tail waters are unique and as varied as the weather. They all have some portion of the good, the bad and the ugly, but you won’t go wrong regardless of your selected destination.

Bryce Mide (That Dam Midge)

Hook: Tiemco 2487-BL

Head: 5/64 gold bead tungsten or brass

Body: UTC 140 denier brownolive thread

Rib: Wapse's red Ultrawire in brassie size