Friday, October 23, 2009

Trout fishing

The Trout fishing is hit or miss. I had a nice gentleman from Kansas for two days last week. Day one we caught two rainbows between 10 to 12" and a trophy 22"brown on tungsten nymphs. Then the second day three hits only and no fish caught. I am now fulltime guiding bird hunters. So if you are going to fish check out the BWO hatch on the Battenkill on Rte 313 under the Rockwell covered bridge. If its a nice day usually it starts about 2pm and lasts till 4pm. I use a BWO thorax dry size 20 or 22.

I will continue to post throughout the winter....mainly flies and tying topics so please stay tuned.
I also plan to activate a blog for other than fly fishing is coming and when the weather permits jigging perch is alot of fun.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Trout fishing

Vermont Brown and Brook Trout are all colored up in fall colors and will be looking to spawn shortly. Regular Trout season is nearing the end. Last day is October 31st. Several river systems
in the Champlain basin remain open year around. Lake Champlain is also open year around for Trout, Landlocks and Lakers. The salmon bite on the main lake is heating up. Water temp on Champlain is 52. When we get to 48 the Lake Trout bite will be on. I've got a couple more trips with fishermen than its all bird hunting until the first weekend in November.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Fishing on Lake Champlain

On October 1st Bill"anything fishy" Osborne and I went fishing at Benson. After several guide trips, I knew the Perch bite was on and we wanted to have a fish fry soon. This day was all about targeting Vermont most fished for game fish the Yellow Perch. Its my opinion only Walleye is a better table fish than Perch. We had a great time and it was nice to get a chance to actually fish. Our catch included a nice Northern Pike, a dozen Bass and a 1/2 a pail of Perch. Please check out photos taken by Bill Osborne. Click on photo to enlarge.