Water Clarity: Clear and cold!
These cold nights over the past week have really dropped water temperatures significantly. As a result, the Trout bite has slowed down a bit. Aquatic insect activity has been pretty sparse as well. We’ve seen a few very small (#18-22) Baetis mayflies coming off the Winooski and Lamoille rivers in the late afternoons. Nymphing and tossing big, meaty streamers will produce the best results this time of year. With only three more days in Vermont’s regular season, you need to head down to your favorite pools before its too late! Know where some big Brown Trout live? It’s a great time to pay them a visit. However, there are many other fishing opportunities available besides Trout, such as Landlocked Salmon and Northern Pike. In addition, Bob and Josh are over in Pulaski on the Salmon River catching some beautiful, dime-bright Steelhead. This is a world-class fishery that supports many species of trophy-sized fish, and right now the Steelhead bite is on. Bob and Josh have over 30 years experience on this river between them, and they will only be over there for a few more weeks. Give us a call if you’re interested in learning how to catch these truly amazing fish. See the snow on those peaks? The time is now folks. Get out there! -ZR
|River||Water Temp||Water Clarity||Last Update||USGS Fl|
|Winooski||Low-Mid-40′s||Clear||10/29/13||270 CFS @ Montpelier|
|Lamoille||Low-Mid-40′s||Clear||10/29/13||220 CFS @ Johnson|
|Little River||Low-Mid-40′s||Clear||10/29/13||Varies with Dam Releases|