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.

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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Expanding the operation

Hi Folks, The ice is slowly but surely coming along. I’ve been moving around a bit ice fishing as more bodies of water are becoming safe. I am finding anywhere from 4” to 11” of ice. Plenty safe to walk on. Still I suggest that each ice angler personally test ice...

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Moving in the direction of winter

Hi Folks, Slowly but surely winter is attempting to show her face. The ice has been slow to form. I have been able to fish one lake that now has 10” of good black ice was several inches of slush on top of that. Many lakes and ponds are still not safe to ice fish. It...

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