Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
"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
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!
Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
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!
Sunday, June 5, 2016
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 day....no 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
Friday, May 27, 2016
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!