Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Trout Fishing on the Battenkill

"Our Guide, Chuck was pretty great. I came to him with a handful on a short notice...boys loved him. I stayed clear and watched...I believe he knows people like he knows fish...such a great day...Thank you! Chuck " from Chris H. Chappaqua, NY

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Vermont Trout fishing report

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...
The above Brook Trout is an 11" male caught my one of my favorite clients on a Kashner No Hackle. So forget what you have heard...I've got over 40 miles of rivers and streams I can show you!
This is the Norman Rockwell covered bridge in West me you can NOT wade across this pool!
This view is one of my favorite beats on the lower river...plenty of water
Even some small water spots are give me a call! I do have open dates.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September Trout fishing

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

Vermont Trout Fishing in August

Pink is back for her annual day of Fly Fishing...Good times!
If you are from Florida...bring a sweatshirt...otherwise it is not needed...thanks for the view

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Trout Fishing

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!
Trips in August are half day (4hr) trips 7 to 11am...and the primary target is the Battenkill...thanks for the view!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Half Days 7 to 11 am only!

Fly fishing trips for trout are now in morning mode only 7 to 11am...the afternoon sun is too hot to fish unless its wet wading mountain brooks for Brook Trout with little short rods...Thanks for the view and I hope you continue to follow!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summertime fishing for Trout in Vermont

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!
Great day! Come to Vermont and Fly Fish for Trout this summer!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Morning Mode!

Morning mode has begun! Trips are half or three quarter days. Summer is here in Vermont...THINK TROUT
Thanks for the view...there is a ton of fly fishing for Trout still...the water is low but the bite is still going strong!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Vermont Repealed the ban on Felt bottomed waders!
copy and paste the above link into your browser for more information...I am already wearing felt waders.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Vermont Trout fishing

There are open dates scattered throughout the Chuck Kashner at 1 800-682-0103...Thanks for the view!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Vermont Trout Fishing

Overall the fishing is pretty good for most people. I think I am done now on the Black river in Ludlow....its bottom is getting pretty green and it is SLIPPERY. East Creek in Rutland is another target I am thinking about moving away from....those fish are BEAT UP!!!.... The Battenkill, Walloomsac, Otter Creek and Mettawee are my main targets now....the little mountain brooks are going good too. Caddis emergers and pupa have also been getting the string tight for people....thanks for following. GOOD LUCK! Now for Trophy fish porn from the week!
This Brown Trout ate a size 14 Rusty Spinner right in the middle of the day!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Vermont Trout fishing

Vermont Trout fishing continues to be excellent! The water levels are low for June but there is some rain in the forecast. Nymphs: bead heads dk. tan 10, 12, 14, march browns 12, 14, light cahill wet, kashner caddis pupa, caddis emergers, black ant wets 12, 14, queeche brown nymphs 14, 16 Streamers: bh olive woolly buggers 12, shushan postmasters, thunder creek dace, bh muddlers Dry flies: Caddis 14, 16 tan, rusty spinners 14, 16, sulfur usual/compradun 14, 16, ausable wulff 14, 16, June 11th is a free fishing licence is needed....and it is the opening day of Bass fishing. Thanks for the view and please continue to follow! There are lots of summer dates open...The fishing in Vermont is fine all summer!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Vermont Fishing Trips

The Tan Caddis are hatching in the afternoon through evening hours. The fly fishing for trout in southern Vermont is excellent!
Thank you for the view and please continue to follow.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Vermont Fly Fishing for Trout

The fishing is excellent! Caddis and sulfurs are hatching! Rising fish and the trophy areas are loaded with Trout. Its a great time to come to Vermont! Call me there are openings!
Thanks for the view! Call 1 800-682-0103