River Report, July 31st, 2022
Watershed up and down Vermont are low and warm. The northern area may be a bit better. Fishing for trout in the morning is about the only time you might catch water temps under 70. Mountain tribs are your best bet for good water temps. They are a tad skinny, however the brookies have been active in deeper plunge pools.
Brookies love to smash dry flies. A stealthy approach and accurate casting are the key during times of low water.
Our clients have been loving the action, which can be humbling if you are not focused. Picking up your rod, for a splashy rise, at the wrong time could equal a, swing and a miss. These environments prove to be a cool place for the angler to escape the summer heat, but are a challenge for anyone.
Casting to bucket sized pools, with tight foliage around, all while trying to be stealthy can cost you a couple flies and some patience. You’ll realize the worth of your shortcomings once you bend rod and have an opportunity to gaze on a Green mountain gem.
We have plenty of places to fish warm water species as well. Our guide, Ralph Kucharek has been getting folks out on interior lakes cast for Bass, pickerel, pike , panfish. Many of the lower ends of the big rivers have bass, pike and fall fish.
Give us a shout if you want to have fun, no doubt.