October 22, 2020

Local Stream Conditions from Hanover Outdoors (formerly Lyme Angler)

Submitted - 2005-10-08
October 7, 2005

Connecticut River (NH): Our drift boat trips are still producing good numbers of smallmouth. Woolly buggers and poppers continue to be the top producers. Trout fishing is picking up throughout the day.

Lakes and Ponds: Bass and trout are being caught in local ponds and lakes. Streamers (Mickey Finn's etc.) are the flies of choice.

Sugar River (NH): I love the Sugar in the fall. Water temps are good again, insects are hatching and trout in the fly fishing only section are active.

White River (VT): 56-58 degrees water temperatures. BWO and midge hatches with an occasional tan caddis. Small flies (14, 16 etc.) and 6x tippet are essential. Mainstem Rainbows are active. Look for Browns moving into smaller tribs to spawn, and Brookies upstream.

Ottauquechee River (VT): Caddis have been hatching and I've even seen a few stonefly cases on rocks. Of course midges are everywhere also. The water temp is 58 degrees. We've caught mostly Rainbows on your recent guide trips (on drys and emergers).

Mascoma River (NH): The fishing should be back to normal with the cooler temps. Try the fly fishing only section below the Lake.

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