Wednesday, May 31, 2017

That's the way we like it!

Hi Folks, Guided the Lamoille watershed yesterday with two fly anglers.  Perfect weather day for fishing with overcast, damp, cool conditions.  Water levels are still above the seasonal average flow. Matter of fact this afternoon was a wash as we experienced severe thunderstorm with hail after heavy rain last night.  Our big rivers are currently blown out.  It will take a couple of days to settle out.   Been an awful wet spring though we have needed it after two dry years.  Water temperature was 56 degrees yesterday.  Lots of hatching bugs.  A large number of #16 caddis coming off along with #10/#12 March Browns.  Saw some #14 Grey Fox and a few #14/#16 sulphurs at dusk.  We located a few rising fish at dusk as the rain began,  Prior to that we nymphed up a number of rainbows.  We landed 7 trout but had 20 fish eat the fly.  The nymph rig was a #12 Dave's Red Fox squirrel nymph with a #16 caddis pupa dropper and #10 bead head black/olive wooly bugger with a purple #16 olive caddis pupa dropper.  The dry flies where a #10 Wulff pattern and a #14 x-caddis with a pupa dropper.  We had trout eat every fly with the caddis pupa being the most consistent.  Nice to see a large number of wild fish.  June should be awful good fishing!  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home, Willy