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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: 58-68

Hatches: Caddis-Tan and Olive, Light Cahils, Sulphurs, Yellow Sallies

Suggested Patterns: Pheasant Tail Nymphs-14-16, Hare’s Ear Nymph (#12-16) Copper Johns-Green (#14-18) Bird of Prey (#12-16) Frenchies (#12-14) Soft Hackles, Elk Hair Caddis (Olive-#12-16) Tan (#14-16) X Caddis (Tan or Olive #14-16) Yellow Madam X #12-14

The fishing has been pretty good over the past week! We’ve been running into good numbers of fish on both the Winooski and Lamoille along with lots of the medium to smaller mountain tribs. We’ve gotten most of our fish in the AM on subsurface flies, both a mix of smaller streamers and nymphs. The evenings have been pretty productive with dries, we’ve run into sulfurs hatches, cahils and lots of Caddis! Lots of Bugs in the #14-16 range with some bigger and some smaller. Some of the fish feeding on top have been pretty fussy and are keyed in to specific bugs while other fish have been willing to eat just about any fly that floats over them! Be sure to have a handful of different sized and colored dries if you get out over the next couple of days. 

It looks like we’ll see a little rain tomorrow but nothing too significant. Flows and temps should be pretty good through the weekend, water temps may start to get a little on the warmer side but we’ll cross that road when it’s time. For those getting out over the next few days the skies the limit. Smaller brook trout streams will be fishing well mid morning through the rest of the day (be sure to bring bug repellant!!) The mid sized streams should also be productive over the weekend, fishing dries, dry droppers and nymph rigs should all catch fish. The bigger rivers will also be in pretty good shape, a variety of flies and presentations will work. Plan on fishing smaller streamers (#12 buggers, Small Muddlers etc..) or nymph. Once you start seeing bugs flying around, and some fish rising then it’s time to break out the dry flies. It’s easiest to just bring two rods with you, one rigged with dries, so you’re not having to switch your rig while fish are eating dry flies. If you don’t have two rods, swing by and we can help you out.  

The bass fishing has continued to be good, it seems like most of the fish in our area are post spawn and now chomping all sorts of flies. Poppers have been good early and late, and throwing clousers, buggers and zonkers along drop offs have yielded plenty of other fish! Good luck to everyone getting on the water this weekend!

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River: Winooski:

Water Temp: 62

Water Clarity: Clear

Last Update: 6/13
USGS FI: 246

River: Dog
Water Temp: 59
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/13

River: Lamoille
Water Temp 61

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/13
USGS FI: 322