Tuesday, September 21, 2010

wind, sun, low water, and rising trout

Hi Folks, Guided the Lamoille yesterday afternoon under very sunny conditions.  The wind blew hard out of the north and put a lot of junk into the river.  The water level is still low and we need rain.  The temperature was 60 degrees and the clarity was excellent.  Saw a good number of #20 BWO's and a large number of #16 olive bodied egg laying caddis at dusk.  We covered a lot of water and really no luck nymph fishing.  We missed one fish on a #12 olive woolly bugger dead drifted and lost another trout with a #18 pheasant tail nymph.  The best action of the day was on a slow flat with large submerged boulders where we found selective rising fish.  We got 5 trout to eat a #16 foam ant.  The wind made casting tricky and the sun and junk in the water made the fish a little fussy.  Will be on the water every day for the next several weeks and I can only imagine the fishing will get better.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy