Black River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Black River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Good News/Bad News: The flows on the Black are close to perfect at 302 CFS and water temps are up for this time of the year (48). Not sure what Mother Nature has in store for us but April fishing should be good this week and beyond. Reports of holdover and wild fish being caught last week and this weekend in the Trophy Section. Medium sized Black Stoneflies have been hatching. Midweek and Weekend updates can be found on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides. Slow and Deep with streamers and nymphs are the best bet. Try some larger stonefly nymphs, black and green.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 12 / 2021
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Black River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning until dark

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:

Hopper Crayfish Sculpin Caddis

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymphs. Streamers, Hopper dropper.

7-Day Forecast

Fantastic weather this week with highs in the 50's and 60's and some colder overnight lows later in the week in the high 30's. Windy afternoon and evenings on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Possible rain during the day on Thursday but not enough to keep you off the river. Check for Midweek and Weekend updates on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides.

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