Water Clarity: Clear-Muddy

Water Temperatures:  52-60

Hatches: Golden Stoneflies, Olive and Tan Caddis, Quil Gordon, Sulphurs, Brown and Green Drakes, Light Cahils

Suggested Patterns: Wooly Buggers (Olive and Brown-#4-#8) Zonkers, Muddler Minnows (#4-#8) Sex Dungeons, Hare’s Ear (#12-16)Pheasant Tails (#12-16) Copper Johns (#12-16) Prince Nymph (#12-16) Golden Stones (#8-10) Two Tone Stone, Anderson’s Bird of Prey (#12-14) Morrish Hotwire Caddis (#14-16) Adams (#12-18) Olive or Tan Elk Hair Caddis (#12-16) Sulphur Comparadun #16, Light Cahill (#14-16)

 

The bigger rivers came up quite a bit during the most recent rain we got. The Winooski is still super dirty and the Lamoille is dirty but fishable. This should clear up by the weekend on the bigger rivers. All the small stuff should be in great shape right now and will remain good through the weekend. We’ve been seeing more bugs coming off lately including Sulphurs, some BWOs, Tan and Olive Caddis Flies and Cahils. Haven’t seen any drakes but those should show up any day, especially with the warmer weather the next few evenings could be really good! I got out for a little while on the dog during the heavy rain on Tuesday and missed two fish in the first two holes I fished, both were BIG. Nothing after that. Both fish were on a Sex Dungeon. The smaller streams are fishing well now with dry flies and the mid sized stuff should be good tomorrow for dries. They may still be up just a touch too much to get fish on top today but it all depends on what body of water you’re on. Be sure to have nymphs, streamers and dries with you while fishing over the next couple of days as anything could be the ticket. We’ve also had a few pike trips out this week and it has been pretty good. We haven’t been putting that many fish in the boat but we’re getting eats. Frank’s trip yesterday have 12 eats but only managed to hook 2 of them. I had a similar day on Monday. It’s time to start thinking about getting some Hex patterns as well as that’s only a week and a half or so away! That’s primarily a stillwater hatch around here but they do show up from time to time on the Lamoille down towards Johnson. They prefer mud bottom so if they are going to hatch in the rivers it’s going to be in the super slow big, deep corner holes.

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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update  USGS Fl
Winooski  57 Muddy 6/8/17  1270 @ Montpelier
Dog 55 Clear  6/8/17 269 @ Falls
Lamoille 56  Stained 6/8/17 777 @ Johnson