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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures:  Bigger Rivers are still pretty warm

Hatches: Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, Olive and Tan Caddis, BWOs, PMDs, Light Cahils, Sulfurs, Hoppers, Tricos

Suggested Patterns: Pheasant Tails (#16-18) Hare’s Ear (#16-18) Caddis Pupa (#14-18) Iron Sallies (#16-18) Taylor’s Gut Instinct (#16) Soft Hackles (#16) Light Cahils (#16-18) Tan X-Caddis (#16-18) CDC PMD (#16) CDC Sulfur (#16) BWO (#16-18) More or Less Hoppers (8-12) Dave’s Hopper (#8-12) Foam Ants (#14-16) Triple Decker (#10-14)

Things haven’t changed a ton lately, we’re still on the lower and warmer side of things but it looks like that may change a bit over the next few days. We’re supposed to get a pretty good soaking tonight into tomorrow which is really needed. The rain we’ve gotten so far this week has helped, not enough though. Most of the streams you wouldn’t even be able to tell got any rain. 

We’re still picking away at fish, definitely been a little tricky but do able. The trout fishing we have done lately has been on the high elevation brook trout streams. Although the water has been low, a lot of the brookie streams have been pretty cool, having said that there’s been a couple small brook trout streams that have been pretty warm so definitely bring a thermometer with you even if you’re brookie fishing. Been seeing some Tricos hatching in the am on a couple streams. Other than that, seeing some pretty big Sulfer Hatches on a few streams between 8:30 and 9:30pm. Hoppers are out in full force now as well, if you know where to look a hopper could be the ticket at a really big fish.

If we do see a good push of rain tonight things could turn around by the weekend and a lot of the streams that aren’t fishable right now could be prime. Guess we’ll find out… If we do get some significant rainfall it might be a good time to go sling some huge streamers and get after some big browns that are nocturnal in conditions like what we’re seeing right now. In the dirty water the big boys come out to play! Fingers are crossed we get that opportunity in the next couple of days. Good luck to everyone getting out over the next few days. Don’t forget your thermometer!

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 75-80
Water Clarity:
Last Update: 7-6-2018
USGS FI: @ Montpelier

River: Dog
Water Temp: 75-80
Water Clarity:
Last Update: 7-6-2018
USGS FI: @ Falls

River: Lamoille
Water Temp: 75-80
Water Clarity:
Last Update: 7-6-2018
USGS FI: @ Johnson