August 19, 2017

Dartmouth-Sunapee Region is HOT!

Submitted - 2005-06-03
The rivers are dropping and warming up fast. The fishing is good almost everywhere. The water temperatures are reaching the 60’s in the afternoons in most location and hatches are strong. Look for BWO’s, Caddis, Sulphurs , March Browns and the corresponding nymphs if nothing is up at the surface. If your looking for really big fish, don’t forget to try a big bunny sculpin or crayfish imitation in deeper holes, particularly just before dark.

The Mascoma and Sugar rivers are hot right now. Even the lake above the dam on the Mascoma has been producing.

The Fly fishing only section are the best bet. The White and Ottaquechee rivers have dropped enough to be wadable and reports are that the stocked sections are best right now. The gorge area and the section just outside Quechee on the Ottaquechee are fishing well. If you want to fish the White, anywhere from Bethel to Hartford is a good bet.

Ponds remain very good with surface activity peaking. Smallmouths are spawning now so staging areas near shorelines with top water poppers should produce some exciting action.
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