When To Go: Because the White is a tailwater, it maintains fairly consistent temperatures year-round, which means there isn't a truly bad time to visit. Even in the middle of the winter, the White can produce. The North Fork of the White—or "NorFork"—is a freestoner, which is more difficult to fish in winter. Regardless of time of year, productivity on the White is centered mainly around flow. A bump in water can make or break the action, and it's not uncommon for this river to experience no releases, essentially turning it into a lake. Guide Brian Wise recommends that to be on the safe side, visit between early March and mid-June. The water is typically good on both rivers, the weather is usually tolerable (except when Hook Shots shows up), and the browns are postspawn and ready to feed.