Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Tiny black ants (#18-20) are a good better if you don't see any bugs on the water or in the air but want to fish dries. Swinging a black or brown hard body ant through riffles or the long slow rungs is a good way to cover water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Battenkill is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Ray Berumen
Peter Basta

Water flow: 132 cfs

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings and Evenings

Best stretch:

Best access point: Along routes 7A, 313, 22, 29 and 61. Call the shop for details at 802 362-3750

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Rusty Spinners #12-18 Light Cahills #14-18 Sulphurs #16-18 Olive Caddis #16-18 Tan Caddis #14-16 Golden/Yellow Drakes #12 Isonychia/Slate Drakes #12-14 Yellow Sally Stoneflies #14-16 Midges Black/Olive/Cream #18-24

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: NY Special Regs Stretch is open to fishing all year from NY/VT state line downstream to Eagleville

Nearest airport: Albany International Airport (ALB)

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Battenkill Description

The Battenkill is a small to medium-sized river that is famous for its incredibly difficult brown trout and relatively abundant brook trout. A freestone stream but rising out of many springs in marble bedrock, it stays cold all summer long and is famous for its good midsummer fishing—although in the past 20 years this summer fishing has become difficult because of large crowds of canoes and inner tubes on warm ...

Techniques & Tips

Long tippets and small flies are often the key to hookups this time of year. You may get some interest in a large GoldenDrake/Cream Variant or Iso but more than likely most action will come on small Sulphurs, Cahills, Caddis, BWOs and ants.

7-Day Forecast

Water is REALLY low and still pretty warm by mid day. Fish the early mornings or right at dusk.

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