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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: 50s-60s

Hatches: Golden Stoneflies, Caddis Flies, PMDs, Light Cahils, Sulfurs, March Browns

Suggested Patterns: Olive Wooly Buggers, Zonkers, Muddler Minnows, Pheasant Tails (#12-18) Olive Bird of Prey (#14-16) Hare’s Ears (#14-18) Joca’s Caddis Pupa (#14-16) Soft Hackles, Kaufman Stones-Gold Black in dirty water (#6-12) Girdle Bugs (#6-12) Light Cahills (#12-14) Parachute Adams (#12-18) Elk Hair Caddis-Black and Olive (#12-18)

The fishing has continued to be pretty dang good for us over the past few days. The rain we had forecasted for yesterday and today didn’t do anything to the rivers which we were pumped to see! We’ve been getting fish over the past two days on a variety of flies, streamers, nymphs, dries and soft hackles have all taken their fair share of fish. No particular order in which has been the most productive but definitely more dry fly activity in the afternoon. It looks like the weather over the next couple of days is going to be pretty decent as well with much of the forecasted rain not being in the forecast anymore.

The water temps have been anywhere from 58-64 on the larger rivers which is great, with cooler temps at night the big river fishing should continue to be pretty productive over the next week or so. Looking more into the extended forecast there is some rain out there but that’s more into the middle to end of next week. Make sure to either get out there this evening or tomorrow, with the water temps where they’re at right now the fishing should remain pretty productive the entire day, I’d expect most of the dry fly action to take place from 4pm until you can’t see although on the cloudier days there may be dry fly opportunities all day long. Be sure to get out on the bigger rivers while you can, at some point they’re going to start heating up (temp wise) making catch and release fishing not feasible, so, in the meantime you might as well get out and capitalize on the cooler and higher than normal flows on the big rivers. If this weather pattern keeps up we might be on the Winooski and Lamoille until July!

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 64
Water Clarity: Just a touch off- “Winooski Green”
Last Update: 06-15-2019
USGS FI: 553 @ Montpelier

River: Dog
Water Temp: 61
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 06-15-2019
USGS FI: 135 @ Falls

River: Lamoille
Water Temp: 63
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 06-15-2019
USGS FI: 468 @ Johnson