Saturday, October 23, 2010

cold outside

Hi Folks, Been away moose hunting for the last few days.  A lot of fun.  Guided yesterday for trout on the Winooski drainage.  Water temperature was 45 degrees with a steady cold north wind.  Water clarity was good and levels are still above the seasonal average flow.  No hatching bugs or rising fish.  Fishing was pretty slow and we drew one strike all afternoon.  Nymph fished with #10 tungsten stone flies and dead drifted some #12 olive buggers and swung a few #10 black ghost streamers.  Will try again today with guests.  Couple of trips left until the last day of the season on Halloween.  Will be hunting in November maybe a little steelhead fishing and getting ready for ice fishing.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy