Ottauquechee River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Ottauquechee River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The flow on the Otta sits at 7.3 CFS on Monday morning which is very low and discouraging for the health of this river even after some rain last week. Rising fish have been see in the afternoon and evening. Hendicksons, Sulfurs and Light Cahills. Hike to some shaded spots where there are deeper pools. The river has been stocked and their are reports of rainbows being landed up and down the river from Bridgewater to the Gorge. Our guides have been out and have found some stocked fish all the obvious places including some risers. But it looks like they are on the move as well. Look for Wild Fish from Taftsville Bridge to the Gorge. Remember, the flows differ above and in Woodstock, below the Taftsville Dam, below Simon Pearce and below the Quechee Gorge Dam.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 6 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Ottauquechee River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 78 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon, Evening

Best stretch:

Best access point: Any bridge.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Trout, Bass

Fishing season: Trout Season Opens, April 13 until October 31

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

Ottauquechee River Description

Fishing the Ottauquechee River: We look forward to seeing you on the river in April. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON Trout & Landlocked Salmon April 13, 2019 - October 31, 2019 Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass June 8, 2019 – Nov. 30, 2019

Techniques & Tips

Get down low and slow where you can get access with high water. Streamers with nymphs will do the trick.

7-Day Forecast

Cooler on Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low 80's but then the heat comes Wednesday with highs in the high 80's into 90 degrees. Chance of thunderstorms all day Wednesday and Friday later in the day. Overnight lows of 67 will not cool the river overnight like we would like.

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