Thursday, June 16, 2016

Catch 'N' Click

Brian Cadoret and his entry in our Catch'n'Click Photo Contest
We are amidst a great string of trout fishing conditions! The weather is warming fast, but with cooler nights and decent flows, the bigger rivers have been in great shape. The Lamoille was 66 degrees last night at dark. There were a mix of drakes and isonychias with some decent surface feeding activity. Mike lost a dandy of a fish and brought several others to hand on his brown drake cripple pattern. Keep those thermometers handy and take advantage of the cooler weather while it lasts!
Even on a tough bite, Matt Applebaum produces the fish!
The cooler temps this week have put the bass fishing in a little bit of a flux. A change of 10 degrees +/- coolers gets those fish singing a different tune and a little bit more finicky to figure out. As a fly guy primarily, I struggle a bit in those situations since I really try to force-feed a surface bite as much as possible, especially with clients in the boat. It's hard to argue that surface bites are far more exciting.  This warm up will get those fish in a better rhythm for sure! Tag-teamed a trip of mixed fly and spin anglers with Matt the other day and Matt proved why he is the man with the plan when it comes to the conventional bass game!
Happy Client w/ Not-So-Happy Fish
If you haven't downloaded our new app yet, get on board! We have a Catch'n'Click photo contest going on right now until 6/24 and you can win free stuff just by submitting your best photo! Also keep up on river flows, weather, reports all in one place!