Vermont Fishing Conditions Report

Willy Dietrich of Catamount Fishing Adventures blogs on the conditions of the waters in the Stowe, Vermont vicinity and discusses weather, water temps, what’s biting, and what they used for flies, if you want Willy to take you fly fishing this season, book a trip now, or read about recent trips here.

Warm up and sulphers

Hi Folks, Been busy on the water guiding. I am really enjoying my new FlyCraft guide drift boat. I have been floating the Lamoille and Winooski. Heavy rain Monday night has dirtied up our rivers and raised the levels. They should be fine to fish by tomorrow. Water...

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Rolling into prime time

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...

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Opening Day

Hi Folks, Opening Day is upon us for the 2024 trout season! Opening day does not have the same appeal as it once did. In Vermont, we now allow year round angling in many trout rivers. It is catch and release during this period.Still I think it diminishes the...

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Still winter and working the hard water

Hi Folks, The ice fishing has been pretty good this last week. In my travels, I have found anywhere from 6” of ice in the Champlain Valley to 10” plus  around Stowe. In typical fashion, the cold nasty weather days have been the most productive. Yesterday I guided 2...

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The ever changing winter

Hi Folks, it has been an unusual winter. Warm, cold, snow, rain, and air temperatures all over the board. My guess is winter is going to be short lived in Vermont at this current rate. I have been guiding several lakes and the ice thickness has ranged from 9” to 13”...

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