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Fall weather has arrived in Southern Vermont and with the change trout fishing should get exciting soon. The browns and brookies will be going into spawning mode soon if they haven’t already and that means some aggressive fish willing to hit big streamers. The temperature is dropping but unfortunately so is the water level. With these conditions the Manchester stretch of the Battenkill was a bit tough to fish. There was some… Read More

The general consensus is that the 2019 fishing season on the Battenkill has been a bit spotty. Lots of precipitation in April and May made for difficult fishing conditions and the cooler than usual temperatures have thrown fish activity a little off kilter. The water levels and temps for the very end of May and early June were good with significant hatch activity in the afternoon into evening. Having said that, I… Read More