Sunday, June 4, 2017

Barbie Rod power

Hi Folks, Been guiding, wandering around rivers, and taking my daughter fishing.  Been cool and damp for a few days now.  Lots of water in our rivers currently.  Levels are high, but the clarity is fine.  Temperatures have cooled off with the Lamoille registering 53 degrees late yesterday afternoon.  Saw a few #14 Sulphurs hatching and a few random #14 caddis.  Tough conditions for fish to rise in with the heavy flows.  Good to see the rivers charged and cool for the long haul this season.  We have been nymphing up trout with heavily weighted #8 wooly buggers in black and olive.  My daughter put on a clinic the other day with her Barbie Rod.  Stocked rainbows, perch, sunfish, and smallmouth.  She has the touch.  We did eat one of the stocked trout as she wanted to see how a fish is cleaned and prepared.  Of course after the fact she was upset that we killed her favorite fish the rainbow trout.  Too funny.  Well, looks wet for the next few days.  Off to chase trout in high water.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy