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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: 50s-70

Hatches: Golden Stoneflies, Tan Caddis, Light Cahils, Brown Drakes, Sulfurs, PMDs

Suggested Patterns:  Anderson’s Bird of Prey (Olive-#14-16) Pheasant Tails #14-18) Strolis Quil Body Jig (#12-16) Green Copper Johns (#12-14) Kaufman Stone Flies (#10-12) Girdle Bugs (8-12) Zug Bugs #12-18) Parachute Adams (#12-16) Elk Hair Caddis-Olive and Tan (#14-18) Goddard Caddis #14-18, Light Cahils (#12-14)

Things haven’t changed a ton over the past week. We have been seeing cooler night time temps which have definitely helped out on the trout front. We’ve been picking up most of the fish on the bigger rivers on smaller naturally color nymphs and soft hackles. 5 and 6x have also seemed to help draw more strikes. Ditch the indicators as much as possible, if nymphing the riffles don’t be afraid to use a stimulator or bigger caddis as an indicator or try to tightline nymph. Water temps on the bigger rivers in the morning have been ranging between 61 and 65 and warming up to near 70 by the end of the day. We are going to see some warmer night time temps over the next few days so the bigger rivers may be out of the game for the weekend from a trout standpoint. If you’re looking to get out on the rivers this weekend tomorrow morning early should be doable. I wouldn’t have high hopes of fishing an evening hatch as the temps will probably be upwards of 70 by tomorrow evening. Having said that, there’s been decent numbers of both tan caddis and PMDs coming off in the morning.

Alternatively, you could go chase small mouth bass on the lower section of either the Winooski or the Lamoille. Both can be productive and are a good option if you want to stick to the moving water. Alternatively, the still water fishing has been excellent. We haven’t heard of any hexes hatching yet but that could happen any day. There have been reports of some good drake hatches on some of the trout lakes in the area so that could be worth taking advantage of. We also have been brook trout fishing but the water is crazy low. Temps are fine but be prepared to scare lots of fish so cover water quickly as a spooked brookie won’t be eating your fly. Good luck to everyone getting out this weekend.

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 63am
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/18/21
USGS FI: 119

River: Dog
Water Temp: 61
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/18/21
USGS FI: 20.3

River: Lamoille
Water Temp:62
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/10/21
USGS FI: 79.3