Water Clarity: Muddy-Clear
Water Temperatures: Low to Mid 60’s
Hatches: Yellow and Brown Stones, Sulphurs, BWOs Caddis, Light Cahils, Hoppers!
Suggested Patterns: Pheasant Tails (#14-18) Red Copper Johns (#14-18) Hares Ears (#12-18) Taylor’s Gut Instinct (Tan) (#16) Brown Stones (#6-10) Zug Bugs (#12-16) Light Cahils (#14-16) Adams (#14-18) Elk Hair Caddis (#14-16) Hoppers, Beetles, Ants, Wooly Buggers, Zonkers (Natural-#4) Muddler Minnows (#6-12) Hatchery Smolt.
The Lamoille has receded and is clear and fishable. The Winooski on the other hand has receded but is still muddy. Over the next couple of days it should clear up enough to be fishable. Overall the fishing has been very good on the rivers that haven’t received rain or have cleared up. For the most part this applies to the small to mid sized rivers. Hoppers and beetles have worked well on top and productive sub-surface flies have included the Taylor’s Gut Instinct along with Pheasant tails, Copper Johns, Olive Wooly Buggers and Zonkers. I would expect to see the Winooski in and above Waterbury should be fishable by Sunday, downstream of that may take a couple more days depending on releases from the Reservoir. We’ve seen an increase in hopper activity over the past few days. The temps have been good the past few days with the unseasonably cool weather although it looks like that may be winding down and we may be back to traditional summer weather by the end of the weekend. Th next couple of days should be good ones to fish so be sure to get out there!
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|River||Water Temp||Water Clarity||Last Update||USGS Fl|
|Winooski||Low 60s (AM)||Muddy||7/24/15||438 CFS @ Montpellier|
|Dog River||Low 60s (AM)||Clear||7/24/15||60 CFS @ Falls|
|Lamoille||Low 60s (AM)||Clear||7/24/15||412 @ Johnson|