Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rain, Rain, Come Our Way!

It doesn't take much to get kids hooked on fishing!
Following a week of very hot weather and little to no precipitation, we're getting some very welcome, steady rains today.  We've also had some cooler nights, so our trout streams are getting some relief.  We've got chances of rains and possible t-storms over the next several days, so check the forecast and flows before heading out.
All of the Lamoille tribs I've seen look great after the addition of some fresh water.  Depending on where you go, the mainstem Lamoille is either still a tad brown or slightly above its seasonal average.  If you're looking to trout fish the Lamoille, hit it early am and head upstream.  It's a great time of year for throwing hopper/dropper combos, terrestrials like ants and beetles and smaller mayfly attractors as our BWO's become more of a player.  You should still be carrying your stream thermometers just in case you're not sure. 
We have a Fly Fishing 201 Class going on this Sunday starting at 8am.  This 6 hour course is a great comprehensive introduction to the sport as well as an excellent value at just $59/person!  Call us at 802-644-2214 for registration info.
I got out camping on a remote island on Lake Champlain this past weekend with my family.  We are so lucky to have this lake right in our backyard and it has been fishing great!  I've been fishing and teaching lots of kids about fly fishing lately, so it was great to get out and spend some quality time with my own kids.  They are addicted to fishing and there's nothing quite like seeing them get so excited about spending time outdoors and on the water.  i constantly remind myself of just how lucky I am. <"((((>< C

Nothing like Lake Champlain

Our home for 2 nights