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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures:  Bigger Rivers are still pretty warm a lot of the smaller streams are cooling off

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

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)

Fall was in the air this morning! 52 Degrees at 7am. Exactly what we really need right now. Now if we could just get some rain as well! The bigger rivers are definitely cooling off, we haven’t temped them recently but my guess is they’re still going to be a touch too warm. Fishing on the smaller streams has been pretty good lately, the fish have been a little more responsive since we’ve received some rain and cooler weather. Most of the brook trout streams we’ve been on seem to be pretty healthy and full of fish which is nice to see given the hot an dry summer we’ve seen. 

The fishing for river bass has been pretty good lately, good amounts of fish taking dead drifted terrestrials along with poppers twitched and drifted. Definitely more action on top though. We saw one really nice flying ant hatch last week and I would expect to see more over the next couple of weeks. Today kind of has a flying ant hatch feel to it. We’ll see what happens this afternoon. Seen a few ISOs around as well although we haven’t had a chance to fish an ISO hatch as things are still a little warm. The stillwater fishing for bass has been pretty good lately as well, clousers have been getting some nice smallies along with Mouthwash, Zonkers and Deceivers. Looks like next week may be a little warmer but still seeing some good temps at night along with some rain! If you’re going to get out there this weekend you could give the upper sections of the Winooski and Lamoille a try, be sure to bring a thermometer with you but things should be in decent shape on the upper half of those watersheds. Other than that, brook trout would be a great option and probably our first choice. They’re starting to get pretty colored up for the fall too! 

Good luck to everyone getting out over the next few days!

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River: Winooski

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Last Update: 7-6-2018
USGS FI: @ Montpelier

River: Dog
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Last Update: 7-6-2018
USGS FI: @ Falls

River: Lamoille
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Last Update: 7-6-2018
USGS FI: @ Johnson