October 1, 2020

Dartmouth / Sunapee Region Still Fishing Cold

Submitted - 2005-05-27
Not surprisingly, all the rivers are running high and still very cold for this time of year (Lake Champlain still has surface temps in the low 40’s, coldest ever recorded for late May) Most of the rivers are in the high 40’s to low 50’s and fishing has been difficult and slow. A few insects are hatching (mostly BWO’s, early Caddis and a few Sulphurs) but large hatches have been inhibited by the weather. The Sugar and Mascoma can be fished but water clarity varies daily. The White and Ottaquechee are in better shape but fishing much slower than normal for this time of year. What this means is that the best fishing is yet to come and will extend further into the summer than usual. Best bet right now are lakes and ponds where the surface temps are keeping the fish on top.

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