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River Report 1/19/2018

River Report 1/19/2018

Well no Steelhead yesterday but did land a few nice Browns. Always good to land a few fish in January!

First one inhaled a Batman which is basically a Purple Prince.

Second trout of the year crushed a giant Golden Stone. I was using it as the lead fly to get the Batman down on the bottom.

 

Fish on! Had to carefully slide down ice with a dusting of snow over top to get him in the net.

This is on the same river closer to Lake Champlain. As you can see it was not fishable. All the high water last week opened up lots of spots that were iced over but not all of them.

I tried various streamers in the pools first but all my action was on heavily weighted Nymphs.

Good luck if you get out and be safe! -BC