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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: 58-72

Hatches: Brown and Gold Stones. Tan/Olive Caddis, Sulfurs, Cahils, Yellow Sallies, Hex

Suggested Patterns: X Caddis-14-18, Light Cahills-16-18, Blond Wulfs (#12-16), Adams-16-18, Micro Chubbies-12-14, Hex, Yellow Stimulators 10-16, Griffith Gnats 18-22, Soft Hackles 12-16 (cream and yellow colors) Pheasant Tails-14-18, Prince Nymphs-16-18, Copper Johns-16-18, Trina’s Micro Stone-14-18, Anderson’s Bird of Prey-14-16.

The fishing has been pretty good over the past week! We could definitely use some more rain but we’ll take whatever we can get! Water temps have cooled down quite a bit over the past few days and the fish have been happy and willing. The upcoming forecast is looking pretty solid, this weekend may be a bit toasty but in the grand scheme of things it’s looking pretty awesome!

We’ve been doing quite a bit of dry fly fishing in the AM and PM along with a good amount of nymphing. Still seeing good Caddis and PMD activity in the mornings along with Sulfurs, Cahils and some Caddis in the evening. We were out yesterday evening for a little while and had a pile of rising trout in front of us in some pretty slow water. After fishing a#16 cdc dry on 5x and seeing 6 fish come up and refuse the fly we switched up to 6x which immediately got us fish! Always cool when the fish are being fussy and going down a tippet size makes the difference.  Been seeing water temps ranging from the high 50s to mid 60s. The Winooski this am temped at 64 which isn’t bad, doubt it’ll warm up a whole lot over the course of the day either! With the incoming rain, temps should stay pretty ideal over the next 3-4 days. By the end of the day Sunday, some of the larger rivers may be getting a bit too warm but if we see a decent amount of rain between now and then they may stay cool. 

Spending  time on lots of different water over the past few days. The smaller mountain streams have been fishing very well and the fish seem to be super happy and healthy! We’ve also been fishing the bigger rivers quite a bit which we’ll continue to do until they warm up too much. We’ve found lots of fish in the really fast water, swinging soft hackles in the shallow riffles have picked up lots of the smaller wild fish in the larger rivers while the slightly larger wild and stocked fish have been right on the edge of where the riffles dump into the deeper runs. We’ve also been doing a little stillwater fishing here and there and we’ve started to see some Hex’s coming off. Over the next few weeks these giant mayflies will continue to hatch providing fly anglers great shots at catching lake trout and rainbows on dries! In Lakes!! An awesome way to spend an evening in late June and early July.

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 64AM

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/22/22
USGS FI: 156

River: Dog
Water Temp: 61
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/22/22
USGS FI: 29

River: Lamoille
Water Temp:62am

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/22/22
USGS FI: 155