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Water Clarity: Clear 

Water Temperatures: 55-65

Hatches: Stones, Caddis, Sulfurs,Drakes, Cahils, Yellow Sallies

Suggested Patterns: Pheasant Tails(#14-18) Hare’s Ears (#14-18), Tan Montana Prince (#12-14) Frenchies (#12-16) Strolis Quil Body Jig- Brown or Olive (#12-16) Kryptonite Caddis, Zug Bugs (#14-18) Soft Hackles, Light Cahils (#12-14), Sulfurs #14-16) Green and Brown Drakes (#10-12) Elk Hair Caddis Tan or Olive (#12-16)

The past few days have been great! Really loving this cooler weather, lots of the rivers have dropped 5-10 degrees in the past few days which is great. Water levels are still incredibly low but the fish don’t mind with cooler temps. As mentioned in the previous report, take advantage of the lower flows! Go do some exploring and get to spots you normally can’t wade to! 

With the lower flows we’ve definitely found that the fish have moved around. Some of the larger pools that were holding fish prior to last weeks heat wave are void of fish now, seems like that majority of them have pushed up into the faster water. Fishing pocket water has been great in the past few days along with drifting dries and swinging soft hackles over the shallower riffles. We have been having some great dry fly fishing opportunities over the past few days as well, not as many bugs flying around with the cooler weather but enough to give us some great dry fly opportunities. Been seeing some good Caddis and Cahill hatches with fish responding nicely. The forecast over the next week is looking pretty awesome, a little bit of rain most days and cool temps! Hopefully we get more than a drizzle for a day or two to bring the water levels up but if nothing else the temps should remain in good shape for a while!

Over the rest of the week expect for conditions to remain good, the small streams are super low and those fish will remain quite spooky. Spend time on the larger rivers while they’re nice and cool. Cancel your dinner plans and be sure to be on the water until dark. Plan to start off nymphing and switch things up as you start to see bugs flying around and heads poking up. Don’t overthink the fly pattern either, there’s enough of a variety of active bugs that you shouldn’t run into fish being fussy. If there’s a prolific hatch of a specific bug that may key in a bit more but a light cahil, or tan x-caddis should get the job done. 

Good luck to everyone getting out this week, and be sure to blow off dinner or any other plans you have and go fish. 

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 62am

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/7/23

River: Dog
Water Temp: 58am
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/7/23

River: Lamoille
Water Temp 60am  above Morrisville

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 6/7/23
USGS FI: 160