The White River is the place to be right now. We are catching browns and rainbows on several different patterns.
There was a pretty good shad kill earlier this month that lasted three or four days. The fish are looking for anything that resembles a shad. I have been using a lot of minnows. White 3/32 and 1/8 oz. jigs have been catching their fair share on the upper end of the river. It seems to be better on the first three miles below the dam. The catch and release area just below the dam has been by far the best area with the jigs.
Its that time of year when the suckers start to spawn. When that happens egg patterns ( orange or golden nugget) and roe will will be very effective.
The high water and the run off from the small creeks that run into the White will wash thousand of worms into the river with each rise in the water. You can drift live red worms or small three inch plastic worms on inside channel turns or around the mouths of the creeks. Pink and red are normally the best colors when using the plastic baits.
Hope this helps.