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River Report 5/10/18

River Report 5/10/18

River Report 5/13/18


May is one of my favorite times of the year. Now that the ice is off even the mountain ponds are in play. You can pretty much fish anywhere for anything that swims.

We have guides all over the state and reports are excellent. Had a couple great guided trips last week and have a few on the books in the next 10 days or so.

Guide Jen Goodale yesterday with a nice Battenkill Brown. Read below

“Good things come to those who wait. I took some advice tonight from a coworker who’s fished the Hendrickson hatch before on the battenkill. Sit and wait, he said. So for the first time I sat and waited on the bank for rising trout. Normally I’m doing the opposite thing. Casting my line, constantly working a new section of the river. Sitting there in anticipation of a rising trout, took a different kind of patience. I watched two trout rise for a while, their feeding habits were very sporadic. I made my cast, and it all finally came together with this beautiful wild brown. What an experience.”

Client: Mike from DC on Saturday in the Killington area.
Guide Sutton snapping a pic for Dean (from NJ) on Saturday
Leo from Whistlepig Rye Whiskey searching for trout last Saturday.

Kevin Ramirez checked out some NEK spots over the weekend and reports lots of Steelhead opportunities and Moose sightings!

Im continuing to throw around streamers and the fish are chasing and eating them for sure. A nice Bow from Sunday on a Black Bugger.

Already throwing topwater poppers, frogs, mice and ducks for Largemouth Bass from my Jackson Kayak. Although none crashed the surface and took advantage of the tasty looking meals yet. Photo from last Wednesday just outside of Middlebury.

Speaking of Bass do you have a team ready for the 2018 Ditch Pickle Classic yet?! Many of our guides and great friends fish it every year. More info at plus follow them on social media. We also donate to this ultra fun tourney.

So from the NEK all the way South to the Manchester area and in between we are catching fish and guiding. Book a trip soon! (BC)


PS it’s prime time to chase around Smallmouth Bass! Photo from a past client but shows the type of Smallies we get into this time of year. Also get a hold of us if you would like to purchase a Stream and Brook t shirt. Thanks