Tuesday, September 20, 2016
There is plenty of cold water on the Battenkill watershed! Yes, there are places in southern Vermont that are unfishable to conservative fishermen...that is indeed true...and the hatchery fisheries are having a tough go at it. BUT, the Battenkill is fine! Water temps are 60-63 degrees and have been above the 65 year average almost all summer. Of all the Trout species wild Brook Trout are the most intolerant of high temps and poor water quality...
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Here in southern Vermont we have like most people been dealing with low water conditions. However, throughout the summer the Battenkill continues to be the place to be. Both Brook and Brown Trout are feeding on tan caddis in sizes 16 and 18, BWO usuals, isonychia (Kashner ZugBugs), Black Ants, Flying ants, Termites, Battenkill Shiners and Black Nose Dace Thunder Creeks.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Love them or hate them...the Trico hatch in southern Vermont has begun! Most days with beginners and intermediates i avoid them but they are present. I'm seeing spinner falls on the Walloomsac, Battenkill and Mettawee. Mostly in flat water pools below a riffle. Fog, wind and rain kill it but..."What is rain?" Long leaders, 6 and 7X tippets and the ability to hit a target are all required. But remember, most days I avoid them like a person with the flu:) but if you are up for the ultimate chanenge in dryfly fishing...Tricos are the game to play! Here's a peek into my trico box. There are still plenty of caddis around and the fish are still eating them too!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
There are open dates and all summer / fall to fish. Vermont has a mix of wild and stocked trout. Even though its summer hot anfd the water is low there are plenty of places to still fish!