Friday, November 30, 2012

Brittany Puppies

John Hayes, the breeder I use at : Kirby Mountain Kennels just had a nice litter of Brits. This is the guy I got my young dog from. These puppies were born on Thanksgiving and will be ready mid to end of January. There is one spoken for and the litter is 5 males and 5 females....these are NICE dogs! Kirby Mountain Kennels 240 Locust Ridge Road, East Burke, Vt (802) 626-5282
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Off season

I am tying flies and preparing ice fishing gear! New toys are arriving daily as well as tying material. A major part of off season is booking trips and getting the right people into the right dates. With that in mind, I'll nut shell to you the basic seasonal plan: Jan to March: Ice fishing, tying flies and stocking your fly box with custom orders
April: Trout season opens the second Saturday and small water for wild Brook Trout are the target. Primary method nymphing but there are afternoon hatches. I like to book afternoon half day trips. The upper Battenkill fishes very well!
May: Vermont Trophy Trout Program is in high gear. Target areas are the Black River near Ludlow, East Creek in Rutland and Otter Creek in Danby. These are very popular trips, prime dates are limited....these are really nice fish averaging from 14 to 20 inches.
June: What a GREAT month! Everything is fishing but the top choice are: the Walloomsac, Otter Creek and the Battenkill. I like to run either three quarter or full day trips.
July and August: Trout fishing is a morning affair. Targets are the Walloomsac, Battenkill and Mettawee. I also start running mountain brook trips and LAKE TRIPS for warm water species...(the DARK SIDE) have to try it is common on the lake to catch 8 or 9 different species!
September: Is the time to fish the BATTENKILL...she is not for everyone but she is a gorgeous river. Lake fishing is an option too!
October: BIRD HUNTING! and Trout fishing
November: full circle
Thanks for the view, please call me to book a trip. The 2013 booking season has begun!