Sunday, May 4, 2014

Green Up Day

Hi Folks, Spent the day on the Lamoille river yesterday floating for Wolcott to Morrisiville.  I floated with members of the Lamoille River Anglers Association and other volunteers picking up trash for Green Up Day. I have always felt that it is important to give back to the watershed especially if you make a living from it.  Whether it be picking up trash, or helping establish riparian buffer zones, or getting involved in the management and decision making for the rivers.  Lot of ways to volunteer and I think it is imperative that professional who profit from the rivers give something back.  Unfortunately not all fishing guides to outfitters feel that way.  So, the Lamoille is still cold and dirty.  The temperature was in the mid forties all day and the level is still up.  The water was off color.  Maybe by weeks ends the water will reach the magical 50 degree mark as we do have some warmer weather on the way with sunshine.  It was nice to see that there were not any major structural changes to the stretch of river we floated.  All of the riffles to pools that fished well last season were still intact and did not look compromised.  Stability is critical in rivers for trout fishing for a number of reasons.  The Lamoille has plenty of issues so it was nice to see that winter did not appear to beat up the river too severely.  Ice out has occurred now and I  got my motor boat ready to roll and will be guiding pike this week.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy