Sept. 5, 2009

by Brian Zinger on September 5, 2009

I spent yesterday afternoon with a good friend of mine and excellent fly fisher Lee Bangsan.  We fished a bunch of different water in the Middlebury area. We did well fishing #10 Iso nymphs in fast pocket water.  Lee did well to catch a bow and a brown in the 16″ range. He spotted them rising in a deep hole behind a large bolder and hoohed them on an #14 Sparkle Dunn.  There wasn’t much of a hatch in the evening with some caddis and white flies, but the iso imitation nymphs and black stone nymphs continued to produce big fish with biggest being a beautiful 20″ bow.  Between the two of us we caught double digit trout over 16″.  The TLC varied for each body of water we fished.  The New Haven was 64, low and crystal clear, the Otter was 65, perfect water level and stained.  Weather continues to be beautiful.  This is not a beautiful thing for some area river.  Another friend did well on the Winooski below Bolton  as flying ants showed showed up where he was fishing. The TLC in that section was 68, slow, and clear.  Air temps will begin to cool over the next couple of day which will take the threat of hot water away, but levels will drop even farther to make fish more spooky.  I’ll be guiding in the middlebury area tomorrow.

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