2002 ORVIS FRESHWATER GUIDE OF THE YEAR

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2024 FISHING SEASON REPORTS

APRIL 12th - PRESEASON FISH REPORT

What an interesting winter it was here in southern Vermont. Not a great ski season to start and overall December through February were much warmer than normal. February was recorded as the warmest ever for the state of Vermont. I did some fishing on my own during those warm periods. I didn't catch every time I fished but I did catch in every "winter" month I did fish. In mid March our weather changed and we went into a colder and wetter late winter period with a number of snowstorms that made everything white again. Now as we head into the season the weather is beginning to warm up.

This is my first report for the 2024 season.Tomorrow will be the Official "Trout Opener" here in Vermont. In NY the opener was April 1st. I do not plan on going out because water levels are very high and extremely cold due to rain and snowmelt. From my notes, examples of flows are Battenkill 4000 CFS, The Walloomsac, 1740 CFS, and the Mettawee, 1430 CFS. All essentially "Blown Out".

I finished my winter job at the ski shop on April 1st. I have been busy with indoor projects for our home and doing gear prep for the season. My plans are to start guiding in early May.

Tight Lines!



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