GMT client this week from a trip with
guide Dalton Harben
For flies we have been using streamers as they seem to be turning the most fish. I have caught some on #12 pheasant tails as well. Prince nymphs and copper johns are also reliable for the rest of the summer. Throw some hares ears in olive and natural in your box as well and you should be all set as far as nymphing. Expect to see #14 sulphers, #10 march browns, #14 tan caddis and #10 brown drakes over the next couple weeks. Speaking of drakes, memorial day marks the time of year when large drake mayflies start hatching in our coldwater ponds. Grey, Brown, Yellow drakes and Hex mayflies will all start making an appearance in the weeks
Rivers have been stocked for the most part and fish have been spread throughout the waterways. VT fish and wildlife made an interesting switch this year and stocked 2700 brook trout in the Lamoille in Hardwick to Wolcott. This seems like less than ideal brook trout habitat and I wonder if it was a decision based on science or a financial one. I trust our biologists know more than me but I will say that the rainbows thrived upstream last year so I can't the rational here. Well that's about it. Don't forget the ditch pickle classic tourney takes place on Lake Champlain this June 24th-25th. Save the date and come join the fun.