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River Report: March 16, 2019

River Report: March 16, 2019

  • March 16, 2019
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Rivers up and down the state got their first taste of spring with 2 days of 50+ temperatures. Yesterday southern VT felt the 70 degree mark while in the north 60.

This time of year those temps are welcome, but can cause trouble for those living on the riverside. Snow melt and ice jams have flood watches posted in several locations . That said, conditions will vary depending on how those temps effected area rivers.

Things will be calming down as we go back to well below average temperatures until Wednesday. On my way back from the ADK’s, I saw no problems , only goodness. Almost everything I saw was open with decent levels and clarity. Getting to that open water will still be a problem. Snow is still deep and ice will hold on a long time along the banks.

We are 4 weeks away from opening day for trout. Small Black stonefly’s have been spotted crawling around on the snow stream side and fly boxes are starting to filling up. All great signs that spring and good fly fishing is not far.