Hi Folks, It’s that time of the year. The next 2 months are prime times to be on the water. Whether you want to river fish or lake fish for trout, bass, pike, wallleye, and pretty much everything that swims in Vermont, opportunities abound. May and June are always fine times to be on the water. Days are long, water temperatures are warming, lots of insect hatches, fish moving into shallower margins to spawn, and most gamefish have not been overly pressured. Water temperatures have slowly been warming. Our rivers are still high and cool. I got my first water temperature reading over 50 degrees this last weekend. It has been a wet spring. Looks like more rain in the forecast for the next few days. There have been some hatching insects. I have seen #18 BWOs, #12 Brown Stone Flies, a few #14/#16 mayflies, and lots of midges from #14-#22. I have not found any rising fish. Then again, the hatches have been sparse and the water is high and cold. Pre-spawn bass fishing is hitting its stride and the shallow water pike fishing is game on. Walleyes are on their spawning run and if you want chase big yellow perch and bullhead they are readily available in the shallow areas of lakes currently. Lots of opportunity for the next 2 months. I will be trout fishing later today. Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home. Have Fun, Willy