White River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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White River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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We are at that time of year where we are fishing low water conditions with an eye on the water temps. Definitely, fish earlier in the day and before dark. After some solid rain the White perked up just under 900 CFS and has lowered and cleared to 333 CFS as of Monday, August 19th. Fishing has slowed down below Bethel. Cooler water to be found from Gaysville upstream! Fish the narrow runs with deep holes. PLEASE start taking water temps as the river is heating up during the day and consider not fishing for trout outside of the early morning and late evening. When it hits, 70, Bass fish and keep all fish wet! Tan Caddis seem to be the flaor of the month. Stoneflies continue to hatch as anything with crazy rubber legs is on fire. There has been some dry fly action on stimulators, caddis and hooper-dropper rigs! Black Wooley Bugger with a bead fished at different depths seems to be the go to fly! Starting to see some rising fish and have caught fish on Tan Caddis, Orange Stimulators, Royal Stimulator and Parachute flies (Adams). Dropping an emerger (klinkhammer) behind a bigger dry or floaty terrestrial has been effective. Both the Stockbridge and Royalton/Sharon/W Hartford areas have been stocked. Check out the tribs like the First, Second and Third Branches.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 19 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing White River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 55 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish:

Best stretch: Upper: Rochester, Stockbridge. Lower: Royalton to West Hartford.

Best access point: Bethel Bridge, South Royalton Bridge, Broad Brook Access, West Hartford Bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout, Bass

Fishing season: April 13 to Oct. 30 (See Year Round Season Special Regulations)

Nearest airport: Rutland Regional, Lebanon, NH, Burlington, VT, Boston, MA

Techniques & Tips

Swing, Swing! Swinging wet flies, nymphs, streamers, Stoneflies has been the best strategy. Anything that resembles a Stonefly, with rubber legs has been hot! Don't count out the dry flies especially in the evening. Dry-Droppers and Hopper-Dropper has been getting some surface action! Seeing some Stoneflies, Caddis and Mayflies especially in the evenings. Reports of rising fish in Royalton. Reports of fishing in the Stockbridge area has been productive.

7-Day Forecast

Great weather other than Wednesday which has a 50% chance of Thunderstorms. Watch the radar, these storms have been missing us at times. Overnight lows in the 50's start later in the week, setting up the weekend for great fishing weather with highs in the mid 70's.


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