Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial trout fishing

Hi folks, Put in a full day guiding trout with the fly rods yesterday on the Lamoille.  The Lamoille is still slightly high for this time of year, but the clarity was excellent.  Water temperature was 61 degrees.  It did rain on and off all afternoon.  Nice hatch of #14 sulphers in the late afternoon with some rising activity.  A few #14/#16 caddis and a #14 Midge as well.  We landed 11 trout with 8 being stocked rainbows and the other 4 wild fish.  The stocked trout look pretty good this year.  All rainbows yesterday and no brown trout.  We hooked fish in every pool we fished and probably missed or lost another 10 fish.  The flies of the day were a #12 red headed tungsten prince nymph with a #16 olive wire caddis dropper for sub surface presentation.  the dry fly of the day was a #14 hare's ear parachute.  I love watching trout eat dry flies!  Even with the water up the fish were feeding and we had some really impressive strikes.  If it would stop raining and let things settle out, I imagine the fishing will only continue to be good until things really warm up.  Off in the boat today to chase smallmouth.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  have fun, Willy