Date: 4/28/15

Water Clarity: Clear-Muddy, Winooski still muddy, Lamoille clearing up

Water Temperatures: Low-Mid 40’s

Hatches: Some Brown and Black Stoneflies, eggs.

Suggested Patterns: Streamers! White and Black Wooly Buggers, Zonkers, Mouthwash, Sculpin Patterns, Marabou Muddlers etc… Stoneflies, Black Hares Ears, Red Copper Johns, 3-D Flash Back Nymphs, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns.
Not too much has changed in the past few days, with the warming temperatures expect to see water temps slowly rise on some streams, while mountain streams will most likely come up in levels as there is still plenty of snow to melt so those will stay cooler. Nymphing and streamers are still going to be the best ways to target fish. We should hopefully see some Hendricksons around in another 2-3 weeks but until then it will remain sub-surface. Fish nymphs close to the bottom as well as streamers. From recent reports the Willoughby has started to turn on and fish are being caught and seen jumping the falls. Small bright colored nymphs as well as egg patterns and beads will be some of the more productive patterns to catch these fish.
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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update  USGS Fl
Winooski
Low 40’s
Muddy 4/28/15 1,190 CFS @ Montpellier
Lewis Low 40’s Clear  4/28/15  178 CFS @ N. Ferrisburgh
Lamoille
Low 40’s
Green/Stained 4/28/15 1,100 CFS @ Johnson