6/16/13- A Sunday Report!?! As most of you may have noticed, I usually update on Friday and Monday. But I am headed to the Catskills for a few days, so I thought I would get the intel in your hands from the weekend so far. We had multiple guides and guide trips over the beginning of the weekend.Each trip was actually very good,as opposed to our slower week prior. The rain in the system settled nicely and the cool nights are continuing to keep our systems unseasonable cold. That is a great thing. Typically we are started to drop thermometers into the water these days and worried about what they will come out at. So far and looking into the near future, we are looking great. Our trips reported good success nymphing throughout the day, and my groups all had dry fly opportunities. The hatches still have not been crazy, however we have had the chance at rising fish. Most of the time we were nymphing and we happened upon a lone rising fish, switched over and were able to take the fish on dries. After the rain in the next 48 hours I do expect that, based on the forecast, to have several very nice days. I would like to remind people that you should probably be taking advantage of the increased flow, and get out and fish some subsurface stuff. Yellow sallies continue to be the most prominent bug in the air, and the subsurface imitations have been working well for us. Had some clients take fishing on large dark stones as well.
The still water scene seems to be pretty good, and we have had some good reports of the Hex's out there popping. Topwater for pike and bass on the stillwaters continue to fish well in the morning especially, but also in the evening. Mid-day requires some subsurface patterns. Learn or watch for the bait in the water, and that will give you a clue on water to fish. Or asking a bait fisherman may give you some great ideas.
I can only forecast about another week or two for floating the White, so if you're interested in an all day, 18 mile float on one of VT's most beautiful rivers, give us a call.
Otter Creek is still quite blown out, and it doesn't look to be changing any sooner, even the Pike guys are doing that well. Fish some of our awesome ponds or great small rivers until it gets back into shape.
Reports will kick back into normal schedule, again on Friday. Good Luck and Have fun!
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|River||Water Temp||Water Clarity||Last Update||Hatches|
|Otter Creek||64||Clear||Jun 16 2013 - 12:27pm||March Browns, Sulphers, Cahills, Golden Stones, Caddis, Baetis & Midge|
|New Haven River||61 Lower River||Clear||Jun 16 2013 - 12:25pm||March Browns, Sulphers, Cahills, Golden Stones, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Blue Quills, Small Green Stoneflies, Baetis & Midge|
|Middlebury River||59||Clear||Jun 16 2013 - 12:22pm||March Browns, Sulphers, Cahills, Golden Stones, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Blue Quills, Small Green Stoneflies, Baetis & Midge|
|New Haven River||59||Clear||Jun 10 2013 - 3:18pm||March Browns, Sulphers, Cahills, Golden Stones, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Blue Quills, Small Green Stoneflies, Baetis & Midge|
|Neshobe River||56||Clear||Jun 10 2013 - 3:18pm||Sulphers, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Small Green Stoneflies|
Detailed Fishing Reports
The Creek is blown out, wait a few days and see.
The New Haven fished very well for my clients yesterday. though we had to cover a lot of ground we did well. We did have one of the most beautiful Rainbows almost to the net after 2 or so minutes, with 5 amazing jumps, on the 6th he threw the hook. This was on a #8 Stone nymph. We also fished Dry-Dropper higher in the watershed and brought several to hand, half of them on dries. The level settle to a perfect flow today for dry fly fishing up there.
The Midd is looking great right now. It got a visit from the state recently, so that has increased pressure. Great Dry-Dropper fishing right now,and if the flow stays lower that will continue. Look for the Yellow Sallies and Little Greens during the day into the evening.
The New Haven is back to looking good after the weekend rains. Overall most of the positive reports still are putting people up the upper stretches of the river. All in all, the fishing on the New Haven, like the other rivers was a bit slow this weekend. I did get a report of some nice mayfly activity and dry fly fishing on the bottom of the river yesterday.
I was only able to fish the Neshobe for just an hour on Saturday night. It was running pretty low and clear, but it was cold. I took a 54 degree temp that night. Wow! The over all conditions were ideal, but I only moved two fish with small natural colored streamers. I stopped on the way home on the upper stretches and saw a pretty sizable Yellow Sally and Little Green Stonefly hatch.