Hi Folks, The trout fishing has been off the hook. The rain on Thursday shut down the big water fishing for a day or two, but the tributary streams fished well yesterday. We fly fished a Winooski trib in the morning and a Lamoille trib in the afternoon. Water temperatures have been excellent ranging from 57 degrees in the am to 61 degrees late day. We blind fished big pools with larger dry fly patterns and caught native Brook Trout and wild brown trout. Pretty fun having a foot long brown trout crush a #12 Royal Trude in skinny water and then leap out of the water. Bends a slow action 3wt. right over. We had Brookies eating a #12 Hares Ear parachute consistently. With the water level up, the fish were holding tight to cover in the softest water next to large rocks and boulders. Prior to the Thursday rain, the Lamoille had been very good. Wading and drifting was producing fish. Morning fishing was all about the caddis. #14-#18 olive caddis patterns swung and dead drifted were effective. The late afternoon to dark has been great! Tons of rising fish at dusk eating mayfly spinners. A #12 Rusty Spinner dead drifted in slow deep pools fed by gently riffles has tricked many a fish. Casting #8-#10 olive or black bugger patterns off a sink tip from the boat has really put numbers of fish in the net. With the rising trout, my guests have had their choice as to what rise form they wanted to cast to. Dry fly fishing at dusk can be tricky. Fly fishing by Brail. It is important to target a specific rising fish. Even if you lose sight of your fly, responding to a push of water that is close to the suspected path of the dry is important. The water will recede and the trout fishing will pick right back up. Nice weather pattern in place with cool nights and moderately warm daytime air temperatures. The river fishing should remain consistent as long as it does not warm up too significantly. Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at hone. Have Fun,Willy
Vermont Fishing Conditions Report
Willy Dietrich, Catamount Fishing Adventures
Stowe, Vermont, United States
Guided fishing trips provided for anglers of all ages and abilities in the Stowe, Vermont area.
Licensed Fishing Guide with 24 years of experience in Vermont.
Federation of Fly Fishers certified fly casting instructor.
Vermont fishing and hunting licenses offered.