VT River Report 9/26/19
Nearly 2” of rain since Monday has the rivers looking and fishing great. The river temps have been great recently but they were super low. Some rain in the forecast is also very welcoming!
I’ve been targeting Pike a bunch and they are definitely hungry and putting on weight for the long Winter. Hot flies have been all Black, Chartreuse Green/White, Perch and Olive/Orange and 7”-13” long. Using 8wt-10wt rods, a XL net and pliers are key when targeting them.
Lots of recent clients getting into wild Trout on dries (the White Wulff has been hot!) and some on classics like the Hares Ear Nymphs and Wolly Buggers.
With big group trips of beginners it’s been a blast getting so many folks onto their first ever fish on a fly. Lots of local Bass and Fallfish that are willing to eat just about anything this time of year. Like various Hoppers, Golden Stones, Mop Flies, San Juan Worms and Scuplin patterns. They are great practice for even a seasoned veteran and put up a great fight.
Some of our guides have been searching for LL Salmon in the NEK and Lake Champlain tribs. Tis the season! Hopefully this weekend we will get some more intel to report and start getting folks onto migrating fish.
The spike of recent rain, cool weather and shorter days are all sure signs the Fall is here and it’s time to focus on so many great fishing opportunities. Let us get you on big Browns searching for good spawning habitat, colored up Brook Trout or a trophy Pike. Or book a fun learn to fly fish trip!