Sunday, April 22, 2012
This week East Creek and Otter Creek are scheduled to be stocked with trophy trout. (14 to 22"). Each of these rivers can fish well into the end of June. My Vermont Fly Fishing Guide Service will be touring these rivers throughout this period. The best fly pattern on Otter the last couple years are a size 6 BH White flashy fly. We catch most of our fish on Otter Creek stripping streamers. Otter Creek gets stocked with Rainbows and Brown Trout and has a nice mix of WILD BROOK TROUT. East Creek is normally a nymphing game. Having alot of riffles, East Creek has been a great target over the last five years. Just like in the Black River.....Rainbows like breakfast all day so feed them glo bug eggs.
Friday, April 20, 2012
This is a concrete culvert bridge tube and this tiny pool is LOADED with wild trout!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Vermont Trout season is 3 days away....THREE DAYS....I am not booked, so my plan is to run and gun.... hit a ton of spots and start re-learning the 175 miles of trout water, I guide on....every year this is on the "TO DO LIST" and must be done year after year...however this year the T.S. Irene aftermath will surely add to the learning curve....no worries, it'll be fun fishing old spots that look new and different. After seeing and hearing about good Hendrickson hatches on the NY Mettawee I do not have as big of a fear about absence of bugs...thanks for the view and please stay tuned!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I have had a couple solid reports of a decent Hendrickson hatch occurring on the Mettawee in Granville, NY. I do not Trout fish or guide in New York anymore, but all the same this is GREAT NEWS....it puts my question of how the aquatic insects survived TS Irene to rest...there were reports last fall from a Bennington High School study that indicated there may be a problem with mayflies nymphs after the storm....I am sure we haven't seen the complete affects from Irene, but this hatch showing up heavy and early is a great sign of hope! Thanks for the view and if you would like some target information for the NY Mettawee please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org These New York Hendricksons are a Light Hendrickson which are pink....more on the differences between light and dark Hendricksons on the next post...Please stay tuned and remember its 9 days till Vermont Trout Fishing!