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Water Clarity: Clear to Muddy

Water Temperatures: 55-70

Hatches: Stones, Caddis, Cahils, Yellow Sallies, ISOs, Tricos, Hoppers, Flying Ants

Suggested Patterns: Hoppers, Chubbies, Stimulators, Parachute Adams, BWOs, Tan X Caddis, Pheasant Tails, Bird Of Prey, Small Stone Patterns, Zebra Midges, STREAMERS!!

We hope everyone had a great weekend! The fishing has continued to be pretty awesome, we definitely saw some warmer temps towards the end of the week but it looks like we’re kind of in the clear on hot weather at least for the immediate future. Forecasted rain should keep water temps on the cooler side as well. The rain over the past couple of days has seemed to be pretty localized where it’s come down heavy versus where it’s sprinkled. Even this am, it looks like a few areas have picked up quite a bit of rain, where here in Stowe it’s sprinkled for 5 min all morning. Tomorrow looks decent, then Wednesday it does look like we may pick up quite a bit of rain. Just what we don’t need. But, way cooler temps at night which will be super helpful! 

Over the past few days we’ve spent most of our time on the small to mid sized streams where the flows were more manageable, both the Winooski and Lamoille have come up quite a bit, they’re both shooting straight up right now, both of which likely will not come down to a fishable level before the rain on Wednesday. Some of the mid sized tribs will be in great shape by tomorrow morning, and the vast majority of the smaller mtn streams are good to fish right now! Good luck to everyone getting out! We’ll try to update the report after the rain Wednesday!

On one final note, mark your calendars for Sunday, October 15th! The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) will be playing at the Spruce Peak Preforming Arts Center! Tickets are available for purchase by click HERE

See you there!

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River: Winooski:

Water Temp: 68

Water Clarity:Chocolate Milk 

Last Update: 9/11
USGS FI: 2100

River: Dog
Water Temp: 63am
Water Clarity: Dirty but will clear quickly
Last Update: 9/11/23
USGS FI: 491

River: Lamoille
Water Temp 66

Water Clarity: Muddy
Last Update: 9/11/23
USGS FI: 976