Water Clarity: Clear
Water Temperatures: Low to upper 60’s
Hatches: Yellow and Brown Stones, BWOs, Caddis, Light Cahils, Hoppers, Tricos, Flying Ants, ISOs
Suggested Patterns: Tricos, (#18-24) Ants (#18-20) BWOs (#16-20) Gray Wulfs (#12-14) Yellow Stimulators (#10-16) Light Cahils (#14-16) Adams (#16-18) MFC More or Less Hoppers, Yellow Humpy’s (#12-14) Pheasant Tails (#10-18) Copper Copper Johns (#14-18) Zug Bug (#14-18) Taylor’s Gut Instinct (#14-18) Olive Wooly Buggers, Muddler Minnows.
First reports of flying ants coming in. Speer said the Lamoille in Morrisville was loaded with them Wednesday afternoon. Have not seen any on the Winooski although with this hot weather we’re going to be getting I would expect to see them any day. The fishing has remained pretty good on the smaller streams. The main stretches of the Winooski and Lamoille are going to be getting up there in temperatures over the next week with the warmer weather so fishing the tribs will be the most productive. I ventured onto a small Winooski trib yesterday and found fish feeding throughout the day on both dries and nymphs. The water was low and clear and the fish were extremely spooky so light footsteps and longer distanced casts were crucial to catching fish. Now is a time of year, regardless of where you’re fishing you want to be careful that you do not cast a shadow upon the water and be sure to wear clothing that match your surroundings. Also be sure to fish upstream, as the majority of fish will be facing upstream. Anywhere you can find pocket water will be another viable option as these areas will hold fish even during very low water.
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|River||Water Temp||Water Clarity||Last Update||USGS Fl|
|Winooski||Upper 60s (AM)||Clear||8/14/15||317 CFS @ Montpellier|
|Dog River||Mid 60s (AM)||Clear||8/14/15||46 CFS @ Falls|
|Lamoille||Upper 60s (AM)||Clear||8/14/15||261 @ Johnson|