June has been a great weather month, Cool & Dry. The bad part is the rivers are running REEL Low. Trout action continues, rapalas are still catching trout on the Battenkill. Fly fishing has been a mix of nymphs and dry flies. Dry fly action has been just before dark.
Bass fishing has been steady on most of our lakes. Bomoseen has had lotsa of action. Emerald Lake has been producing some nice Smallmouth dropshotting with some custom leech patterns that I set them up with.
BOB S. reported in with some nice laker action on Champlain. (Check Photos)
John T was up from NJ and had alot of trout action on The Otter using some of our custom tied flies. Ralph has been busy tying up some of his trout patterns.
Last weekend being Memorial Day, the state loaded up our rivers with some big brutes. There was plenty of catching on all of our local rivers. Bass is still catch release until the second Saturday in June. There is still some bedding bass, most are in post spawn. Chatterbaits are still the main lure being used.
Dagmar is getting ready to announce our Kayak, Canoe tournament on Gayle Meadow. Stay tuned
Spring has arrived, we have had a nice run of weather, the stream levels have become very fishable.
The state continues to stock our streams and lakes after getting a late start due to weather conditions.
We have gotten in reports that the smallmouth bite has become active. Fish are not on the beds but out in deeper water. We have been selling lotsa of crankbaits and chatter baits. Plenty in stock..
I was on Lake St Catherine the other day and saw probably a thousand 10" trout running on the surface. The Eagles were having a feast, they did better than me and Rich. Water temp on the lake was 58 degrees.
Rich, Ralph and I got out yesterday for some stream fishing and did well. Plenty of Hendrickson on the water. Stream temp was 59 degrees.
Winter is not going away. Temps in hi 20's and snow flurries today. This weekend looks like a warmup into the 60's followed by cool air next week.
Trout and Bass catch and release season opens this Saturday 4/14/18. Most of our small trout ponds are still ice locked, trout fishing in the Battenkill and other local rivers will produce some hookups for sure.
We are stocking our shelves for Turkey season,, ammo and calls & Decoys are in stock along with Mossberg and Winchester Shotguns.