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River Report: February 1st 2018

River Report: February 1st 2018

This morning it was 28 degrees and snowing in Middlebury. I decided to throw on the waders in my house as the Jeep was warming up. It’s nice showing up to the spot ready to fish especially in the Winter. I had two rods rigged as well. One for nymphing and the other for streamers.

In the first pool I tried a few different streamers but nothing to the net. I did have a large fish chase but didn’t commit and smash the fly.

The one nice fish I caught was on a Brian Zinger Golden Stone. Get yours at

The sun came out and the temp raised up to 36 degrees. It was calm and a pleasant day to be searching for Steelhead in a Lake Champlain tributary .

The two major rain events we had in January have certainly opened some spots in rivers that were totally frozen over. However many spots have crazy piles of ice that you have to climb around and stand on to fish.

Good luck and be safe on the rivers! Remember to get yourself the 2018 fishing license. The weather looks pretty decent for fishing the next 10 days. Hopefully I’ll  have more to report and fish pictures soon! BC