Friday, June 6, 2014

very nice

Hi folks, Guided a double yesterday fly fishing with clients fly fishing the Lamoille in the morning and the Winooski in the afternoon.  Water temperatures on both rivers were between 62 degrees and 65 degrees.  Water levels are excellent and about the seasonal average flow.  A nice fishing day with sun in the moring and cloud cover and showers in the afternoon.  A really good day of trout fishing.  Caught most of our fish nymphing with caddis flies.  A #18 olive wire caddis dropped off a #12 cooper john was consistent.  We landed 13 rainbows in the morning with 9 of the fish being stocked trout.  In the afternoon we landed all wild fish rainbows and native brook trout.  Worked a little harder in the afternoon with more casting, but the payoff was nice with jumping wild rainbows and larger average trout.  We had to change flies several times in the afternoon as the trout appeared to want smaller flies.  An unweighted #16 hare's ear flashback nymph and #16 pheasant tail with a #18 caddis dropper was our best rig.  Not much for rising trout yesterday.  However, a good number of #16/#18 caddis hatching in the morning along with a few #10/#12 March Browns, and a #14 sized mayfly hat I did not identify.  The afternoon saw a good hatch of #14/#16 sulphurs along with some small #18 caddis.  I was surprised that there was not any surface activity with amount of bugs that were hatching.  We fished right to dark.  Well a very nice day on the water and I am off to chase some salmon with guests this morning.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy