Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Keep it coming

Hi Folks, Back to the well yesterday morning guiding on the Lamoille for trout.  Water levels and flows are still above average for this time of the year.  Water temperatures have been great remaining in the low sixties.  Yesterday at 6:30am the water temperature was 62 degrees.  Not much for hatching insects yesterday but still finding some #10/#12 stone fly shucks on rocks and #12/#14 isonychia shucks and rocks.  Lots of olive caddis on rocks within the riffles.  I love it as a guide when your client catches a trout on the first drift of the day.  We landed a nice little wild brown trout on the first cast and drift in pretty skinny water.  We caught 8 trout for the morning with a combination of wild and stocked rainbows.  Never changed flies as we drifted a #14 tungsten prince nymph with a #16 olive caddis pupa under an indicator.  We hooked fish on the dead drift and on the swing.  We lost and missed another half dozen fish in addition to what we caught.  It was interesting that the fishing really slowed by 9:30am as the sun got high over head.  Looks like a wet one today with incoming rain.  Should be another good morning of trout fishing today as I am off to guide on the Winooski.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy