Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Love that Guitar Minnow!

Wild Lamoille Brown Trout
Water levels are still dropping while temperatures continue to rise, but we do have a damp cool down coming in this weekend into early next week.  That will likely put the warmwater bite in a bit of a flux while, at the same time, allow for our stocking trucks to get those hatchery fish in the rivers while they are still below 70 degrees!  Our bass guide, Matt Applebaum has been putting up 100+ fish days on the lakes and we've got openings on the calendar, so get in on a bassin' tour on the fly or spinning rods!
We have seen some Hendricksons popping off in the Lamoille, but seemingly few fish are keyed into them since their emergence in this super dry weather happens very rapidly.  Mike had some luck drifting PT nymphs under an indicator in the seams and was able to cash in on a few fish last night on the Lamoille.   
The other day the bass were all over the "Guitar Minnow," which was created by Jim Bernstein of Eldridge Brothers Fly Shop in Maine.  This fly was created for striped bass, but it works just fine on the freshwater bass too!  Here's a video with tying instructions for this pattern.
My version of the "Guitar Minnow"