Monday, September 18, 2017

a smorgasbord of fish

Hi Folks, Been spome spectacular fishing the last few days.  It seems to me regardless of what you are pursuing, they are biting.  I have been guiding from my motorboat to wading to drifting.  One of the beauties of Vermont fishing is the diversity in fish species. I have seen caught in the last 3 days  northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, brook trout, landlocked salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout.  The coldwater  fishing has been with the fly rods and the warm water fishing for bass and pike was with spin gear.  We got pike and bass to eat big brightly colored double bladed spinner baits in orange and copper.  A large fire tiger stick bait and a perch rapala were very effective on the bass and getting northern to follow the lure.  We located the fish in a sharp drop off adjacent to large weed beds.  The lake surface temperature was 69 to 70 degrees.  On the cold water front, things have warmed up a bit and the water is a bit low.  Still the trout are eating.  A #18 yellow caddis larvae dead drifted has worked well. The fish are still rising to some #12 Isonychia and a #10 orange bodied stimulator got some violent surface strikes.  Have begun to tangle with some salmon, but nothing too large.  A double nymph rig with a #8 black stone fly nymph with a #18 BWO nymph has been consistent in fast riffles.  The fishing should remain good.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy