Yea. We did really well. If these white bass aren't biting, I have several tips for the aspiring white bass flyrodder. First things first, don't waste your time throwing flies at the fish before you take your water temp. Get your stream thermometer out and take at least three readings at different depths. Get out your garmin handheld and take and elevation reading. Then take a BP reading from your Howell Inst. weather watcher pro handheld. If you are cheap you can just look it up on your new IPHONE 6. Take all those numbers and go ahead and triangulate that data on the McLanes Standard charts and that will give you a factor number to overlay against the DO reading number. I recommend the Hannah dissolved oxygen pen for that reading. Once you get that number you can look up the the recommendations on the fly matrix table you can find in McLanes.
Then, take out your seine and see if you can get some food samples out of each depth you just measured. This is where it gets tricky. You need to do field microbe count. The prominent food source needs to be cross referenced through a Greenlee color spectrum gauge. That will help you match the hue in your fly box. Yesterday after all of our stream studies the matrix pointed us to a clouser in chartreuse. But don't just go for that.
Then you need to take a stream flow velocity reading from your handheld HdroMax velocitrometer. They're cheap, and you might as well not fish if you don't own one. This number will get you your recommended line strength number. This is where you need to be darn sure you have at least 6 different tippet spools on your lanyard. We ran out measurements and matched some invisix 8#.
It's no wonder those bait slingers in the lawn chairs weren't catching. It's a lot to go through but if you skip any of these steps, you won't catch a fish.
Also, two guys on the river didn't have the right waders on and weren't even wearing buff masks. They didn't catch cr@p.