Ottauquechee River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Ottauquechee River, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
At 6.6 CFS on August 12th, we have officially moved into low water conditions and water temps are spiking to over 70 degrees. Find the pockets of deeper water and hit the hole and move on. Stocked fish have been active from the Rec Center to the Taftsville Bridge. Hitting on Black Bead Head Buggers and classic streamer patterns. Tons on bugs starting to come off, Stone Flies, Light Cahill, Hendrickson but not a ton of feeding on top, yet... Get after some Wild Rainbows below the Taftsville Dam down to Simon Pearce. Reports are the the fishing has been good below the "Simon Pearce Gorge" down to the Stop Sign hole. The flows differ above and in Woodstock, below the Taftsville Dam and below the Quechee Dam. Keep an eye on the brooks that flow into the main stem-they are starting to shape up.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 12 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Ottauquechee River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow:

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 65 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning, 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

Reports of rising fish feeding on top. Attractor patterns seem to do the trick. Traditional "Nymphing" and swinging streamers with nymphs or a worm pattern fly will do the trick. Have to get down deep and get the fly to slow down in the strike zone! There has been lots of bug action but limited risers, fish are feeding on nymphs and emergers and can't resist streamers and buggers.

7-Day Forecast

Fantastic weather this week with rain on Tuesday afternnon and possible Thunderstorms on Friday. Mid 70's and low 50's at night. It's that time of year to keep an eye on water temps and consider not stressing out trout when the water is over 70 degrees.

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