Black River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Black River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The river is warm in the trophy section and flowing at 37 CFS. Target bass and other warm water species higher up near the lakes, or fish somewhere else this week.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 12 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Black River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early or late

Best stretch: Route 131 in Weathersfield and Cavendish, from covered bridge near Downer's Corners, upstream to Howard Hill Rd. bridge.

Best access point: Trophy Section

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Crayfish Sculpin

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year round. Nov. 1 to Friday before 2nd Sat. in April, catch and release only

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

Black River Description

One of Vermont’s “Trophy Trout” stocking program rivers. Fish the Black River along Route 131 in Weathersfield and Cavendish, from Downers covered bridge upstream (approximately 4 miles) to the next bridge across the river, the Howard Hill bridge. Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout: length limit, none; daily limit, 2 trout aggregate Open year-round from Howard Hill bridge downstream to CT River. Nov. 1 to ...

Techniques & Tips

Hopper dropper

7-Day Forecast

Isolated Thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday and then cooler temps in the 70's and lows in the 50's starting Friday!


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