Saturday, April 23, 2011

still April fishing elsewhere

Hi Folks, Still seems like winter out there with the snow coming down.  Just returned from PA where I fished trout on limestone springs creeks.  Lot of water down there and the fishing was limited as many creeks where unfishable due to high water.  Still managed to catch a handful of wild brown trout everyday with the largest fish being 15.5".  Saw a great hatch of grannoms #14 to #16 and some #18 Blue Quills.  Not much for rising fish due to water levels.  Temperatures were in the mid 40's.  Our streams are still in the high 30's at best and are not going to warm up too quickly at this rate.  My take on my trip to PA is that it will be a cold slow spring in Vermont might take awhile for our trout to turn on.  We have freestone rivers and not spring influenced limestone creeks.  I did check some pike lakes yesterday afternoon and the ice is off.  I canceled a boat trip today due to wind and snow, but will be chasing northern this week.  The cold spring will only benefit the season as hopefully our rivers and brooks will maintain their levels and temperature.  Well, hope for better weather.  Remember to clean your gear and leave the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy