Friday, September 30, 2016

Leaves starting to pop

Hi Folks, Guided the Lamoille yesterday afternoon under big blue sunny skies.  The leaves are starting to turn and the surrounding hillsides were full of color.  Water temperature was 62 degrees and yes the water is still really low.  We had well over a dozen rainbows come to our dry fly dropper nymph rig.  We landed 4 wild bows from 7" to 12".  Our best fish of the day was lost as it wrapped up on a piece of downed wood.  It was one of the few trout that ate the #18 pheasant tail nymph.  Most of our takes were on the #12 Hare's Ear parachute.  We fished heavy pocket water.  All of the trout were holding in the heavier water. Probably a product of the low water and bright sun.  Looks like some damp cool weather coming at us, I hope so.  Off to chase river bass today.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy