River Report : 5/10/21
River Report : May 10th 2021
It feels more like early April then the second week of May but the fishing is turning on and we have so many great opportunities right now to chase multiple fish species.
Last weekend I guided a trip in Killington and Saturday morning it was 37 degrees, windy and a few inches of fresh snow covered the mountains. On Friday we had a frost! But hopefully soon we will get some warmer days to really get those hatches popping.
The trout are looking up and starting to take dry flies. Around here the Hendrickson hatch is always greatly anticipated and it’s starting to go off a bit. I’m still mostly striping streamers and nymphing but it’s time to start putting some dry flies in the box. Maybe even try a hopper/ dropper?
The Steelhead and lake run Bass that we chase all Spring are just heating up. Sometimes we end up catching trout and suckers while targeting Metalheads but it’s still nice putting fish in net.
Lots of recent rain has the Otter flooded but it’s tributaries are in great shape. Still cold but great clarity and flows. It will take 10 days or so for the Otter to drop back into its banks and for the surrounding swamps/ farm fields to dry up. Then the Pike fishing should be ideal!
With overnight temps in the 30’s/40’s the past week the water temperatures are still cool for this time of year. But we are ok with that as last summer/ fall the entire Northeast was in a drought and water temperatures got very high. Hope we continue to get a reasonable amount of precipitation and that continues through the fall!
We have been out with some great clients recently and have more trips on the books. Hit us up anytime to get out on a fun river adventure. (BC)