Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lamoille in great shape

Hi Folks, Guided a fly angler yesterday on the main stem of the Lamoille.  Beautiful blue bird sunny day.  A little breezy.  Water levels are excellent holding right around the seasonal average flow.  Water temperature was 57 degrees. Great hatch of #14/#16 Hendricksons yesterday with a massive spinner fall at dusk.  In addition, a number of large #14 midges over riffles.  Saw a few #12 March Browns and a smaller #18 mayfly which I could not identify.  We did not see any rising fish. I thought for sure at dusk that the spinner fall would bring risers to the surface after the bright sun had gone down.  We nymph fished all afternoon.  We used a variety of double rigs.  A #14 Dave's Red Fox Squirrel nymph with a #16 pheasant tail was the most productive.  We could not get the wild trout to play but we did get the stocked rainbows to play.  We did hook 1 larger trout in a heavy falls/plunge pool that we could not land.  Really nice to see the trout fishing coming around and more to come.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy