Date: 7/19/15

Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: Low 60s-low-70s

Hatches: Yellow and Brown Stones,  Sulphurs, BWOs Caddis, Light Cahils, Hoppers!

Suggested Patterns: Two Toned Caddis Nymph (#14) Zug Bug (#14-16) Prince Nymphs (#14-18) Hare’s Ear (#14-18) Pheasant Tail (#14-18) Taylor’s Gut Instinct-Tan or Green (#14-16) Hoppers (#4-12)Stimulator (#12-16) Light Cahil (#14) Elk Hair Caddis (#12-16) Goddard Caddis (#12-18) Olive Wooly Bugger, Zonkers

The rain we got last night and the rain we are currently getting is muddying up some of the bigger streams and raising the water levels. The Winooski looks like it has received more rain than the Lamoille as the Winooski has gone up around 250cfs from yesterday evening in Montpellier. The Lamoille has only gone up about a 100cfs in Johnson. If you’re going to fish the bigger water I would plan on fishing streamers underneath a sink-tip leader. The fish will move out of the faster water and into the slower moving pools and eddies along the shorelines. Try to stay out of the water as fish can often be found holding in less than 2 feet of water feeding on small baitfish, leeches and other species that get caught in eddies or get washed off of the shoreline as the water level increase. Most of the smaller streams came up in flow as well but are already going to be dropping and the majority of them should fish well. Hoppers and other terrestrial patterns may work on some of the small streams today if they are relatively clear. Don’t let the rain today discourage you from fishing. The rain has been very spotty, some places have seen significant rainfall and other areas are seeing very little. Get out there and enjoy the day!

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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update  USGS Fl
Winooski Low 60s (AM) Stained 7/19/15  606 CFS @ Montpellier
Dog River  Low 60s (AM) Clear  7/19/15 54 CFS @ Falls
Lamoille Low 60s (AM) Stained 7/19/15 380 @ Johnson