Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Manchester
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Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Nymph the deeper runs. Also, size 20-24 Midges in the slower water may trigger a rise. Streamers are a good bet especially if you are looking to catch some of the bigger fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Battenkill is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Ray Berumen
Peter Basta

Water flow: 563 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mid-day, evening

Best stretch:

Best access point: Lots of access through towns of Manchester, Sunderland and Arlington, VT as well Shushan, Salem, and Cambridge, NY. Rt 7A, 313, 22, and 29. Call the shop at 802 362-3750 for details.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO #18-24 Midges #18-24 Stoneflies (yellow #8-12 black #12-16)

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Closed in VT. NY open from VT/NY border to Eagleville bridge

Nearest airport: Albany International Airport (ALB)

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Get down deep with tungsten beadhead nymphs. There have been good reports from people tight line nymphing the deeper pools as well.

7-Day Forecast

Temperatures have been very cold. This will result in fish being tight to the bottom.

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