10/25/14 - Less than a full week remains in the Vermont regular season. After weeks of below normal precipitation the last week of rainfall has significantly improved fishing conditions. It has also put the remaining brown trout into full spawn mode. Bug activity remains consistent with the typical late fall hatches on our local trout streams. Our migratory fish have been on the move for a few weeks, but the rainfall has pushed more fish into the systems.
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River Water Temp Water Clarity Last Update Hatches
Otter Creek 62-66 Clear Sep 15 2014 - 3:37pm Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, Tricos & Midge
Otter Creek 64-68 Clear Sep 12 2014 - 12:43pm Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, & Midge
Otter Creek 66-70 Just Off, Typical Otter Aug 29 2014 - 12:03pm Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, Tricos & Midge (Flying Ants)
Otter Creek 66-70 Just Off, Typical Otter Aug 21 2014 - 12:34pm Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, & Midge
White River 60-66 Clear Aug 21 2014 - 12:30pm Caddis, Baetis, Flying Ants, Midge

Detailed Fishing Reports


Otter Creek Fishing Report 9/15/14

Date: 
Mon, 09/15/2014
Water Temp: 
62-66
Water Clarity: 
Clear
Hatches: 
Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, Tricos & Midge
Suggested Patterns: 
NYMPHS:Zug Bug #10-14, BH Soft Hackle #10-12, Iso Interrogator #12, Princes #10-18, Batman #10-18, Gut Instinct Caddis #14-18, Wired Caddis #14-16, Z-wings #14-16, Sloan Emerger #12, RS2 #16-22, Mater Baetis #16-18, PT's # 16-20, Juju Baetis #16-18, Mighty Mite Baetis #18-20 ** DRIES: Iso Dun #10-14, Para Iso #10-14, Ausable Wulff #10-14, Stimulator #6-18, Stimi Chew Toy #6-12, Fat Albert #8-12, Rogue Golden #8-10, BLT #10-14, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, X-Caddis #14-18, HFH Yellow Sally #12-14, Apple Caddis, #14-18, Sprouts #14-18, Para Adams #10-20, Sprout #16-18, Griffiths Gnat #18-20, Hoppers & Ants

(Photo: GMA Client guided by Dave Konopke got in on some of the notable dry fly fishing on Saturday)

The Creek fished very well over the weekend. With levels and weather looking like its not going to change much over the next week things should be ideal into the future.

Otter Creek Fishing Report 9/12/14

Date: 
Fri, 09/12/2014
Water Temp: 
64-68
Water Clarity: 
Clear
Hatches: 
Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, & Midge
Suggested Patterns: 
NYMPHS:Zug Bug #10-14, BH Soft Hackle #10-12, Iso Interrogator #12, Princes #10-18, Batman #10-18, Gut Instinct Caddis #14-18, Wired Caddis #14-16, Z-wings #14-16, Sloan Emerger #12, RS2 #16-22, Mater Baetis #16-18, PT's # 16-20, Juju Baetis #16-18, Mighty Mite Baetis #18-20 ** DRIES: Iso Dun #10-14, Para Iso #10-14, Ausable Wulff #10-14, Stimulator #6-18, Stimi Chew Toy #6-12, Fat Albert #8-12, Rogue Golden #8-10, BLT #10-14, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, X-Caddis #14-18, HFH Yellow Sally #12-14, Apple Caddis, #14-18, Sprouts #14-18, Para Adams #10-20, Sprout #16-18, Griffiths Gnat #18-20, Hoppers & Ants

The Creek has really started to light up over the last few days. The water has cooled and the coming weekend temps will get it into great fishing shape. This is the time you are waiting for. Get out and fish the Creek over the next few weeks, it will be fishing very well.

Otter Creek Fishing Report 8/29/14

Date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014
Water Temp: 
66-70
Water Clarity: 
Just Off, Typical Otter
Hatches: 
Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, Tricos & Midge (Flying Ants)
Suggested Patterns: 
NYMPHS:Zug Bug #10-14, BH Soft Hackle #10-12, Iso Interrogator #12, BH Stonefly Nymph #6-10, Copperback Stonefly #6-10, Girdle Bug #6-10, Little Yellow Sloan #10-16, Kyle's BH Yellow Sally #14-18, Princes #14-18, Batman #4-18, Gut Instinct Caddis #14-18, Wired Caddis #14-16, Z-wings #14-16, Bubbleback #14-16, Sloan Emerger #12 ** DRIES: Iso Dun #10-14, Para Iso #10-14, Ausable Wulff #10-14, Stimulator #6-18, Stimi Chew Toy #6-12, Fat Albert #8-12, Rogue Golden #8-10, BLT #10-14, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, X-Caddis #14-18, HFH Yellow Sally #12-14, Apple Caddis, #14-18, Sprouts #14-18, Para Adams #10-20, Sprout #16-18. Para Trico #18-22, Griffiths Gnat #18-20, Hoppers & Ants

The Otter has returned to a very wadeable level after last weeks rain. the last few cool evenings have brought the water temp back down, though it may not last into next week. The isonychias have begun hatching and the fish are also very willing to chase around the nymph imitations. This is a great time to work larger dries to the Drake eating fish. Good dry fly fishing can be few and far between around here for larger fish, this is a good time to try and pick off some larger fish on the Creek on top.

Otter Creek Fishing Report 8/21/14

Date: 
Thu, 08/21/2014
Water Temp: 
66-70
Water Clarity: 
Just Off, Typical Otter
Hatches: 
Isonychia, Caddis, Baetis, & Midge
Suggested Patterns: 
NYMPHS:Zug Bug #10-14, BH Soft Hackle #10-12, Iso Interrogator #12, BH Stonefly Nymph #6-10, Copperback Stonefly #6-10, Girdle Bug #6-10, Little Yellow Sloan #10-16, Kyle's BH Yellow Sally #14-18, Princes #14-18, Batman #4-18, Gut Instinct Caddis #14-18, Wired Caddis #14-16, Z-wings #14-16, Bubbleback #14-16, Sloan Emerger #12 ** DRIES: Iso Dun #10-14, Para Iso #10-14, Ausable Wulff #10-14, Stimulator #6-18, Stimi Chew Toy #6-12, Fat Albert #8-12, Rogue Golden #8-10, BLT #10-14, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, X-Caddis #14-18, HFH Yellow Sally #12-14, Apple Caddis, #14-18, Sprouts #14-18, Para Adams #10-20, Sprout #16-18. Para Trico #18-22, Griffiths Gnat #18-20, Hoppers & Ants

The Creek is currently below 70 degrees. But please continue to temp it, it will swing above 70 on warm days. The Iso hatch has begun, but is not yet heavy. It's a good time and water level to be fishing the Otter in the coming days.

White River Fishing Report 8/21/14

Date: 
Thu, 08/21/2014
Water Temp: 
60-66
Water Clarity: 
Clear
Hatches: 
Caddis, Baetis, Flying Ants, Midge
Suggested Patterns: 
NYMPHS:BH Stonefly Nymph #6-10, Copperback Stonefly #6-10, Girdle Bug #6-10, Little Yellow Sloan #10-16, Kyle's BH Yellow Sally #14-18, Princes #14-18, Batman #4-18, Gut Instinct Caddis #14-18, Wired Caddis #14-16, Z-wings #14-16, Bubbleback #14-16, Sloan Emerger #12 ** DRIES: Stimulator #6-18, Stimi Chew Toy #6-12, Fat Albert #8-12, Rogue Golden #8-10, BLT #10-14, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, X-Caddis #14-18, HFH Yellow Sally #12-14, Apple Caddis, #14-18, Sprouts #14-18, Para Adams #12-20, Sprout #16-18. Para Trico #18-22, Griffiths Gnat #18-20, Hoppers & Ants