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
Approach the river slowly as the water is very low and clear. On sunny days, keep your leaders long (at least 12') to fish dry flies.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Battenkill is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Ray Berumen
Peter Basta

Water flow: 183 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: morning, 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:

Sulphur #14-18 BWO #18-20 Caddis #12-18 Stoneflies (yellow #8-12 black #12-16) Terrestrials

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Open

Nearest airport: Albany International Airport (ALB)

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

12-15' leaders presented delicately with a low body position will allow you to pick up fish as the water becomes shallow.

7-Day Forecast

Water is low and warming. Varying weather conditions are typical this time of year. It can lead to various overlapping hatches so be prepared to change up flies when trout refuse.


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