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 Arlington....trust 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 fine...so 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.