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General Fishing Report August, 2019

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General Fishing Report August 8, 2019. 

Hello out there anglers. I trust that everyone is having an amazing summer wherever you are. It’s been busy for your report writer, but fishing remains strong. I’m going to focus on the trout streams as that is where I and many of the other guides have focused their attention. Recently, finding cool, oxygenated water has been key, and with that the wild fish have been responding. Whether finding a cold mountain brook and chasing brook trout, or the cool confines of a secluded spot for browns, or the pocket water that is full of wild rainbows, fish have been there.  I have been using a bunch of tactics, with a single dry getting looks, as has the double nymph tight line rig.  Keys have been a small enough dry to let the fish eat it (and for me to still see it) and small nymphs.  I am a big fan of the Royal Stimi X dry fly, which is a Stimulator tied in the pattern of a Royal Wulff. As far as nymphs go, the smaller the better right now. Bugs in the 16 and under size are where it is right now. Quilldigons, Pt’s and your favorite slim bodied may fly nymph are where its at.  One exception is some 12-16 golden stone fly nymphs, which have been killer in the pocket water recently. 

The weather looks promising for some cooler temps, but the morning is still the best time to get after it.  The swimmers are still in full force and maybe not sure of river etiquette, so be mindful.  As always feel free to check in with me at dave@mmvt.com

Previous Reports

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General Fishing Report July 4, 2019

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General Fishing Report for June 8, 2019

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General Fishing Report May 18, 2019

Hello Anglers!,

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Greetings Anglers!  May the fourth be with you. For sure it’s been a wet April out there.  I heard today that we got double the amount of rain we usually get in April. This has made for some interesting conditions out there on our local rivers.  Tons of water for sure, but that has also meant that our local resident trout population has been getting fed pretty regularly with all the runoff!  It has also created some quickly decreasing clarity on the rivers when it does rain.

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General fishing Report for 4/21/2019. 

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General Fishing Report for April 15, 2019

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Its been awhile, but I thought I would jump in for a guest fishing report, OCC update and some overall thoughts for a successful early season on the water.  It is without a doubt a very exciting time of the year. With the winter months all but behind us, we are looking into the slow but sure entry into warm weather and good fly fishing ahead.  I have always felt that April was the most brutal month in VT.

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General fishing report for March 29, 2019. Since we’ve last spoke we’ve lost some snow, gained a bunch in the mountains and started losing some again.  The extended forecast looks to keep the melt going, but it doesn’t seem that we’ll have any huge runoff issues, not yet at least. For me personally, I have not been out recently, but perhaps this weekend.  The Otter is a bit high and looks like it’s rising, but if you can find some slower water (but still moving) near some deeper winter holding areas that would be a good place to start.

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General fishing report for March 15, 2019.