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Water Clarity: Clear-Muddy

Water Temperatures:  Upper 40’s-Mid 50’s

Hatches: Brown/black Stoneflies, Hendricksons, Blue Quill, Quill Gordon, Caddis Flies

Suggested Patterns:  Two Tone Stones, Copper Johns (12-14) Pheasant Tail (12-16) Montana Prince Nymphs, Sparkle Minnows, Zonkers, Double Gonga, Trina’s Rubber Bugger, Muddler Minnows

The fishing has continued to be pretty good. We’ve been doing it all over the past few days from pike to bass to trout. Frank had a trip out pursuing pike and they did quite well, boating 6 fish and losing another 2. 3 of the fish they put in the boat were over 30″ too including one that was around 36″!! The hot fly for them was a White/Pink Deceiver in a 3/0 size. We’ve also been out chasing bass on the Waterbury Reservoir and trout on local streams with success. Water temps are ranging from 48-58 depending on where you are. The slower moving streams have been warmer lately which makes sense since they have more sand and mud bottoms which will absorb more heat from the sun and in turn warm the water up a bit quicker. The water levels are coming up right now and will continue to come up as we receive more rain today and into the earlier part of the week. The bigger rivers may become too muddy to fish but a lot of the smaller streams will still be in great shape. So, if the bigger rivers aren’t in great shape, head to the smaller tribs to find more fishable water. Almost all the stocking has taken place in our area so there should be plenty of fish to go around. Good luck to those getting out there!!!

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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update  USGS Fl
Winooski Stained 5/15/16  796 CFS @ Montpelier
Dog River Clear  5/15/16 132 CFS @ Falls
Lamoille Stained 5/15/16 628 CFS @ Johnson