March Madness

by Brian Zinger on March 14, 2012

This  winter was the 4th warmest on record in Vermont , and we didn’t receive the snow that we normal do, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t wet.  March has continued the mild theme posting 2 record warm days giving a feel of gardening rather than sugaring.    As with everything mother nature doles out,  we’ll have to see what effects this crazy warmth will have on the fish.  Will some species spawn early? Will there be some earlier hatches?  Without a great snow pack? Will we have a cool enough summer with enough rain to keep water temperatures in a healthy range for cold water species?  Some of the questions could be answered before the opener which is still a month away.

Conditions on all rivers are excellent right now, and anglers who are taking advantage of sunny 60 degree days are being rewarded with some great fish.  If you haven’t been out make a plan because 10 days out the weather is supposed to get even nicer.

Stream and Brook guide Foster Heatherington caught a released a 26 inch Browny somewhere in southern VT.  If you haven’t checked out Stream and Brook Fly Fishing web site, now is the time.  For insite on some of the questions mentioned above as well as daily fishing activity all over the state.  Friend us on facebook to get a chance at all kinds of cool prizes and you can see Fosters Big Ugly.

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