Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Dead drifting a streamer can be a deadly tactic through the winter months. Try adding weight above the fly instead of beads or cones to allow the streamer to flutter a little more in the current.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Battenkill is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Ray Berumen
Peter Basta

Water flow:

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Late morning through early evening

Best stretch:

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Little Black Stoneflies #12-16 Blue Wing Olives #18-20 Black/Grey Caddis #18-20 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

Dead drifting or swinging nymphs and streamers will be your best bet as the water temps continue to drop.

7-Day Forecast

Decent temps in 40s/50s should keep fish feeding.

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