Date: 7/02/2013
Water Clarity:  Clear, Stained, Muddy (depends on the watershed)
Hatches: Caddis (Dark Grey, Tan)), Little Yellow/Green Stonefly, Sulphur, Blue Wing Olive, Brown/Black Stones, Light Cahill, Beetles, and Ants.

Suggested Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis, Goddard Caddis, Henryville Special, Gray Wulff, Stimulator, BWO, Light Cahill, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Black/Brown Stoneflies, CDC Black Caddis Emerger, Ants, Beetles, Muddler Minnows, and Wooly Buggers.

Not too much has changed since our last post. The Winooski and Lamoille rivers remain high and muddy. However, most of their tributaries are fishing excellent right now. In the past few days our guides have been fishing these tributaries, and nearly all the local lakes and ponds. Fishing has been excellent. The rain has kept water temperatures low, which is a blessing going into the heat of July. In addition, the Hex’s will continue to hatch throughout the month, so get out there at dusk and stay until dawn. A couple staff members and friends of the shop reported solid hatches on Lake Champlain last weekend. Hatches on trout streams remain the same.

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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update Hatches USGS Fl
Winooski  NA Muddy July 2 2013 Caddis (Dark Grey, Tan)), Little Yellow/Green Stonefly, Sulphur, Blue Wing Olive, Brown/Black Stones, Light Cahill, Beetles, and Ants. 3500 CFS
Lamoille  NA Muddy July 2 2013 Caddis (Dark Grey, Tan)), Little Yellow/Green Stonefly, Sulphur, Blue Wing Olive, Brown/Black Stones, Light Cahill, Beetles, and Ants. 2100 CFS