The Midd is fishing pretty well as of late. We haven't been putting in much time here, as the Otter has been so good. But the fish have become much more active on the Middlebury and the Brook Trout fishing has picked up quite a bit. There have been a few notable evening spinner falls.
The Midd is running pretty low right now, but has started to pick up. I have spent sometime there recently trying to avoid the stockers on the Midd. While testing out some of our new dries, I was able to provoke some good strikes on top. The Midd will be getting stocked soon though. the lower reaches are low, but have made for good fishing in the morning.
The action on the Midd has been steady. The water has returned to its clear flow and fishing has been solid from the confluence to the headwaters. The pocket water in East Midd has offered some great dry-dropper fishing, and we have been testing out some of our new foam hopper and stonefly imitations there with some success.
The Midd had cleared up nicely this morning. Most of the suckers have moved out of the system and into the creek. So you can nymph with more confidence. I had some great luck with the golden stone nymph and yellow sally nymph during the higher water. The pocket water has been fishing much better recently and I some of the upper stretches have produced Brookie. Lots of evening hatches.
The Midd is still runny very low and certainly has plenty of Suckers in it still. However, the fish activity in the pocket water has improved and the hatch activity has crept up into East Middlebury. We have still not seen much for bugs hatching in Ripton. The pocket water is a great place to use the right angle nymphing technique, dump casts, and dry dropper rigs to cover as much water as possible. Afternoon and evening has had the best hatch activity.