Thursday, September 14, 2017

The trout just keep rising

Hi Folks, Floated the Winooski yesterday and waded it the previous day.  Water levels are low and the temperature was 64 degrees.  Tons of #12 Isonychia hatching.  Only a few #14-#22 flying ants present on the Winooski.  Though I am sure the fish have been eating them like on the Lamoille. The trout have really been responding to the big may fly.  I have seen rising fish every day on the water for the past week.. With the bright sun of late, the fishing has been best late afternoon and in the shade.  We have been watching wild rainbows absolutely gulp Isonychia.  Really important in presenting the fly to land it in the feeding lane. The fish do not have to move much when there is so much food on the water. Dry fly fishing with a #12 and #14 grey bodied parachutes.  The fish are predominately rising in riffles and seam lines.  Great time of year to fish in Vermont.  No one on the water, rising fish and the foliage is beginning.  Ia off to chase bass and pike today.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy