Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CAUTION - Fly Fishing May Reduce Stress Levels

We've got several warm, dry days in store for us this week which means that water temps and trouts will both be on the rise!  No considerable bug activity to report as of late, but that will all change this week.  In addition to the favorable fishing conditions, Fish & Wildlife will likely continue stocking operations this week.  You can check their stocking schedule here to see what stockings have been completed.  Fairfax Falls got 400, 14" browns planted a couple weeks ago, but nothing else in the Lamoille Valley.  Fairfax Falls will get another 400 fish as part of VT's "Trophy Stocking Program."  Here are some other #'s of 2 year old fish stocked via this program...
Black River (Cavendish) = 1500 RBT / 500 BT
East Creek (Rutland) = 1250 RBT
Mississquoi River (Enosburg) = 1000 RBT
Otter Creek (Danby) = 500 RBT / 500 BT
Passumpsic River (St. Johnsbury) = 500 RBT / 500 BT
Winooski River (Waterbury) = 1000 RBT / 350 BT
Up Day for many of us!
 


Speaking of Fairfax Falls, don't forget that Saturday is Green Up Day, which means River Clean Up Day for many of us!  If you'd like to assist with a clean up in your area, give us a shout at 802-644-2214 and we'll put you to work!  Because we'll be out cleaning the waterways, the shop will be closed on Green Up Day!
If you haven't yet registered a team for the 2013 Ditch Pickle Classic let me be the first to tell you that you've likely lost your marbles.  This DPC is shaping up to be the best one yet with some incredible sponsors like Jackson Kayak, Rock River Rods, Smith Optics and many more.  As of this post, we have over 35 anglers entered into Lake Champlain's exclusive catch-photo-release tournament for the fly rodder.  I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see close to 100 anglers this year!  Send an email to ditchpickleclassic@gmail.com and we'll get your spot reserved <"(((((><