Monday, January 22, 2018

Fishing near Manchester Vermont

I am tying flies and running ice fishing trips! 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 for Northern Pike and Bass on Lake St. Catherine and stocking your fly box with custom orders. On the right tool bar down near the bottom is a redirect to my Ice Fishing site.
April: Trout season opens the second Saturday in April. Small water for wild Brook Trout is 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 East Creek in Rutland, Walloomsac River in Bennington and Otter Creek in Danby. These are very popular trips, prime dates are limited....these are really nice fish averaging from 13 to 24 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
September: Is the time to fish the BATTENKILL...she is not for everyone but she is a gorgeous river.
October: BIRD HUNTING for Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse and Trout fishing
November: Weather pending year around trout fishing targets : East Creek, Otter Creek and Walloomsac Rivers Thanks for the view, please call me to book a trip. The 2018 booking season has begun, don't be left out!