Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Manchester
Fly Fishing Map of Battenkill, VT
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Battenkill, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Keep your leaders long as the water clears up and shallows out. Look for surface feeding activity mid-day, especially caddis; but look for sulphur hatches in the evening.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Battenkill is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Ray Berumen
Peter Basta

Water flow: 300 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early Morning and Late Evening

Best stretch:

Best access point: All of the Battenkill is open. Good access can be found along Rts 29, 61, 22 and 313 in NY and 313/7A in VT. Call the shop for details at 802 362-3750

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Olive Caddis #16-18 Tan Caddis #14-18 Sulphur #14-16 Rusty Spinner #12-18 BWO #18

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Entire river is 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

During the afternoon an emerger or dry with nymph dropper is a great way to cover your bases. Sulpher spinners in the evening.

7-Day Forecast

With the temperatures rising, look to early mornings for better fishing.


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