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Water Clarity: Big Rivers are Dirty smaller sized streams are clear

Water Temperatures:  Low to mid 60s  

Hatches: Black and Brown Stoneflies, Olive and Tan Caddis, Quill Gordons, BWOs, PMDs, Light Cahils, Sulfurs, Brown Drakes

Suggested Patterns: Pheasant Tails (#12-16) Copper Johns (#14-16-Chart) Hare’s Ears (#12-18) Montana Prince Nymphs-Black (#12-14) Kaufman Stoneflies Gold (#10-14) Anderson’s Bird of Prey_Olive (#14-16) Taylor’s Gut Instinct (#14-16) Tan X Caddis (#12-16) Olive Elk Hair Caddis (#16-18) Adams (#12-16) Light Cahils (#12-14) Blond Wulf (#12-14) Royal Wulf (#12-14) 

The rain we got the other day was exactly what we needed. The water levels on the bigger rivers and the smaller stuff alike came up, the Winooski and Lamoille are still a little on the dirty side. Lamoille is in better shape, I’d give the Winooski until at least tomorrow before I’d hit it. All the small streams have already dropped in water levels and are fishing great, A push of water like we got is sometimes all we need to get those small mountain stream fish all fired up. Prior to the rain the fishing had been decent, we had been getting into a good amount of fish on some trips, a few trips with ridiculous amounts of fish and a few struggling to put some in the net. That happens though… The Winooski had been fishing best with nymphs, really not much happening on top, the Lamoille had been providing some better dry fly fishing. I had a trip out the other day and we seemed to hook fish on every nymph we tied on, pheasant tails, hare’s ears, copper johns, lots of fish on an Olive Bird of Prey as well as a Brown Dirty Bird. Needless to say on that trip, you could say we hooked a lot of fish. We found the majority of fish that day in the faster pocket water, started lower down in slower moving water and picked up a few but as the water warmed up a little bit we decided to head further up and seek out the cooler more oxygenated water and it paid off big time. 

The weather for this weekend is looking great from a fishing standpoint. Rain! We’ll take as much of it as we can. It may blow out the bigger rivers again but the fishing on the smaller stuff should remain great. This weekend could be the time to go sling some streamers in some skinny water for big fish! On another note, the Hex hatch has begun on a few local lakes! If big bass on dries is something you’re into go hit the stillwater in the evenings over the next week or two! Whatever you’re trying to target get out and fish!

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 
Water Clarity: Muddy
Last Update: 6-14-2018
USGS FI: 401 @ Montpelier

River: Dog
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6-14-2018
USGS FI: 42 @ Falls

River: Lamoille
Water Temp: 63
Water Clarity: Muddy
Last Update: 6-14-2018
USGS FI: 479 @ Johnson