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River Report: August 25th, 2019

River Report: August 25th, 2019

  • August 26, 2019
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Big rivers around the state got back up over seventy earlier this past week, but rain mid and late week, along with cooler air temperatures thru the weekend have them back in good shape as far as temperature goes. Temps on the Lamoille were in the mid 60’s all weekend. Rivers are clear, but below average level for this time of year, particularly in the northern half of the state.

small mountain stream brookie

When things get warm it’s back to the mountain streams and brooks to chase Brook trout, or lower on the river for bass and fall fish. We have been getting our clients out in both scenarios and having a blast.

Brian Cadoret and Greg Brown have been doing some scouting for a couple of Northern Pike trips the end of August. They fooled a couple of big one”s and seem to be dialed in. The Pike bite really starts to pick up as we head into September, with cooler water temperatures and shorter days. Large perch patterns have been most productive , but patterns with white/black or yellow have have been getting crushed as well. Look for a more in depth Pike report soon.

During the weekend, Ralph, Andy and Gerry found cool temps on the Otter and Lamoille and found some larger browns and bows.
Hopper/dropper rig is still killing it on the small mountain brooks, while gold stones and Iso imitation have been working on big and midsized waters