Monday, September 16, 2013

Cool down

Hi folks, Looks like fall is here and things are cooling off.  I guided with the fly on Sunday in the morning on the main stem of the Lamoille and then a small tributary.  Water temperatures ranged from 61 degrees on the big water to 58 degrees on the small water.  It seems to me that now that we are in for colder nights with a chance of frost that the best time to fish will be midday to late afternoon.  Water needs to warm each day when it is really cool at night. Get things cranked up should we say. The Lamoille was slow for us on Sunday.  A decent number of #18 tan bodied caddis and #14 olive bodied caddis coming off but no fish responding.  We nymph fished with larger flies like buggers and cooper johns with really no action.  The water level is still up and slightly off colored.  The fish need to see the fly in order to eat it.  So, after being slow we moved to a stream stream and cast a #14 lime green stimulator with good success.  We had a dozen wild rainbows and brook trout eat the dry fly.  Love small streams.  We fished obvious big pools working up stream.  Lots of fun.  Off to fish smallmouth tomorrow afternoon.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy