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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’s really in the air this morning!! Between the cooler air temps and the rain we’re supposed to see in the next two days the water should be cooling off pretty quickly on the bigger rivers. Was going to temp the Winooski this am but forgot my thermometer!

We’d like to thank everyone that came to the shop yesterday for the 4th Annual Vermont Fly Fishing Show! We had a great turnout and lots of good times were had! Great to see a lot of familiar faces as well as a lot of new ones! Big shoutout to all of our Reps and Companies that attended as well as those that weren’t able to make it but still able to throw in some sweet prizes for giveaways!

On another note the fishing hasn’t changed a ton over the past week. Still a little tricky but like I mentioned earlier things are looking like they’re going to turn around pretty soon. Over the next couple of weeks everything should hopefully come back to life. I’d expect to start seeing the larger rivers come back down into good, fishable temps as well as levels increasing with the current forecast. It is going to warm up again a little later on in the week but I doubt that will be much of a set back for us. We may even get a shot at some ISO opportunities on the larger rivers by the end of the week. BWOs will be a very significant part of the insect activity between now and the end of the season. Definitely a fun hatch to fish and usually a pretty predictable one- most cloudy days and any that have a little bit of rain will trigger a hatch. As we move later on into the fall and water temps continue to cool these bugs become more active during the middle of the day which makes for a great leisurely day of fishing! As temps cool off on the bigger rivers expect to find the fish in the quicker moving, more oxygenated water.  Because of the lower levels they may be a little more stacked up than they often are so where you find one fish you’ll probably find a pile of them. Eventually as temps continue to cool off, they’ll move back towards the middle and toilets of the pools where there’s  a little less current. 

We’ll try to make a few more updates as we move into the fall fishing. Been super busy here at the shop so it’s been a bit tough to make the updates as often as normal, plus the reports have been a little repetitive more or less the whole summer. For anglers getting out this week the larger rivers may be a good option Wednesday-Friday if we get a good push of rain tomorrow. Be sure to bring your thermometers though and check water temps, if nothing else this push of water should make for some fantastic brook trout fishing this week! Good luck out there.

 

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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