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Water Clarity: Muddy-Clear

Water Temperatures:  56-67

Hatches: Golden Stoneflies, Olive and Tan Caddis, BWOs, Sulfurs, Brown and Green Drakes, Light Cahils, Hex, Hoppers

Suggested Patterns: X-Caddis Tan (#16-18) Elk Hair Caddis (#14-18) Light Cahill (#14-18) More or Less Hopper (#8-12) Dave’s Hopper (#8-12) Blond Wulf (#12-16) Royal Wulf (#12-16) Morrish Hotwire Caddis (Olive #14-16) Bird of Prey (Brown or Olive #14-16) Pheasant Tail (#12-18) Copper Johns (#14-16) Hare’s Ears (#14-18) Tan/Gold Stoneflies (#8-10)  Wooly Buggers (Brown #4-10) Zonkers-Black or Olive Montana Mouthwash, Mini Sex Dungeons, 

The fishing has been pretty good for us over the past couple of days. Sorry for the lack of fishing reports, been pretty busy and haven’t had time to sit down and do one. The Winooski is still pretty moving from the rain last week (1,000cfs in Montpellier right now) but it is starting to clear up and looks like it could be fished right now but should be good by the weekend. With the higher flows we’ve still been seeing cooler temps on the bigger rivers. Been around 60 in the am and warming up to upper 60s in the evening. We’ve been catching fish on a wide variety of flies lately. More sub-surface than on top but we have been getting some fish on the larger streams on dries as well. The small stream fishing has been excellent and for the most part the fish have been extra fat this year probably from the higher flows and more food in the streams. The stillwater fishing has been pretty good over the past week as well, getting bass on topwater as well as streamers. Hard to beat a full sink line and a white and chartreuse clouser for smallmouths this time of the year. Looks like we’ve got a some showers rolling through this evening and tomorrow and then some scattered t storms moving through later on in the weekend but at this point it’s hard to say how much precipitation we’ll be getting. Hopefully not too much… Night temps are going to be in the 50’s for the most part which should help keep the fishing on  the larger rivers better a little longer. Starting to see a couple grasshoppers here and there so make sure you’ve got some of those in your box from now through late September. Things should continue to be pretty good over the next few days so get out there!


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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update  USGS Fl
Winooski  61 Muddy 7/6/17  1,040 @ Montpelier
Dog 60 Clear  7/6/17 207 @ Falls
Lamoille  62  Clear 7/6/17 488 @ Johnson