Otter Creek - Mid to Lower, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Otter Creek - Mid to Lower, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Use an indicator and work under the many waterfalls around the fast water. I use a cone head Wolly Bugger as the lead fly. Mostly in Black, White or Rusty Brown. Off the bend of the hook add 20" of tippet and tie on a Prince Nymph, Golden Stone or Copper John. This is a great way to cover lots of water and catch some nice Trout. The Otter has been so high that you will be able to work many areas that have not been fished yet this season! I tend to use a 9' 6wt for this so you can flip this set up father up into hard to reach places. I had a client from Seattle doing this Monday in the Rutland area and he caught 4 or 5 nice Browns. Some on the streamer and a few on the dropper nymph. He also caught two nice Browns in an Ausable Bomber. First dry fly action I've seen this season!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 20 / 2017
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Otter Creek is currently Red Hot

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 1280

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 69 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: mid morning

Best stretch: Sudbury

Best access point: West Rutland

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Brown & Rainbow Trout, Fallfish, Smallmouth Bass & Pike !

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Burlington International and Rutland Regional

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Techniques & Tips

This time of year the Pike fishing is outstanding ! Yesterday I had a client catch 4 Pike. His first one ever was 33" and we ended the day getting a trophy that was just over 39"!! We were focusing on spots where rivers and farm field ditches enter the Creek. We caught fish in Proctor all the way to Weybridge. It was a full day walk n wade trip and we covered a ton of water. Pink / White and Red / White flies had the most action. Use a 8-10wt with sinking line. Have a steel leader, have long nose pliers and a big net with you when targeting Pike.

7-Day Forecast

The current flow of the Otter is 1280 with great clarity. The water temp is 40. The Otter will be high for probably at least two weeks. Very little water flooded into fields as most has drained back into the river.

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