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.

Game On

Hi Folks, The river fishing is dynamite right now! Water temperatures are high fifties in the Lamoille watershed. Water levels are low. We need some steady rain. Even with the showers last night, everything is pretty dry. Our rivers are stocked and the hatchery fish...

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The Wind

Hi Folks, Been windy in Vermont for the last 10 days. Blowing steady between 10 to 20mph. Plus, big bright sunny skies. Not ideal fishing conditions. Water temperatures have been steadily rising. Though things will cool off with the arrival of a cold front today. With...

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Early Start

Hi Folks, My open water guiding season has begun in earnest early this year. Nice April weather has allowed me to get after the fish. I have been running my 16’ Grumman lake fishing for Northern Pike and Pre-Spawn Bass. Surface water temperatures have ranged from 51...

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Out with the old and in with the new

Hi Folks, Opening day for trout season. 24 degrees at my house. I think I’ll let it warm up a bit. I just finished ice fishing a week  ago. Good season on the ice. I was able to fish the hard water from December 21, 2022 to March 29, 2023. Our lakes are not safe to...

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Winding down

Hi Folks, I have been wrapping up my ice fishing guiding season. I guided over the weekend and I have 1 more scheduled trip. There is still safe ice to fish on. I have been walking on 8” of black ice covered by 10” of hard snow pack. It looks like I have another week...

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