Wednesday, October 6, 2010

back on the lamoille

Hi folks, Guided the Lamoille yesterday under sunny skies and warm air temperatures.  Foliage looks really nice presently, but maybe not as brilliant as it has been in years past.  Water level was still higher than the seasonal average, but the clarity was fine.  Water temperature was 56 degrees.  Not much for hatching bugs yesterday and it did not really matter as we spin fished.  Fished deep stable pools with a rebel crawfish lure. The trout are holding in slower water current now as the temperature continues to drop. We landed 3 nice wild rainbows in the 12" to 14" range.  All 3 fish were extremely fat and looked to be very well fed.  Almost too fat for the length of their bodies.  All jumpers that we watched chase down the lure on the retrieve.  No stocked fish and and we made lots of casts to catch 3 trout.  My client did not mind as catching quality fish is always a good thing versus numbers of hatchery mutants.  Looks like more rain on the way which should blow out our big rivers once again.  Well I getting ready to guide trout today and should escape the rain until tomorrows trip.  Might be fishing for pike.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy