Vermont Trip Report

by Stephen

Small but friendly

Small but friendly

Small but friendly Gneiss Fishing (for you rockhounds)

I've been to Vermont for skiing and ice climbing but never for fishing. It's no further than the Adirondaks for me but I just always felt the 'Daks were more accessible due to the abundance of public land. Motivated by my lack of success west of Lake Champlain this year I decided to try my luck in the Granite State. Despite the sleet, snow, rain and hail I ended up having one of my better days of fishing. I caught 9 or ten trout, which is already a good day for me, but I also caught the first one in the within 15 minutes from the start. That always sets up the rest of the day nicely. The weather was miserable, I had several scary slips and I lost my sunglasses but the fall colours were beautiful and the fish were bitin'!
I fished the tributaries to the Lamoille river, and access was easy. I didn't see another angler; everyone gone moose hunting I guess. Eastern fishing can be pretty darn good after all. They were all Rainbows with the exception of one small (fingerling) brown. #14-16 Pheasant tail worked well but the UKB was better. No luck with the copper john at all.

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Oct 20, 2015
fish and ice
by: Phillip Dobson

That looks like a perfect little stream. The more I see of New England, the nicer it looks. Plus, you guys are getting the cold weather that's being sorely missed here in Montana. I heard Black Dike got climbed last week.

If you ever make it out here to Hyalite, be sure to carry some fishing gear for those rest days.

Oct 20, 2015
Well noted Philip
by: Stephen

I will remember my fishing rod if I ever make it your way!
There's a nice write up on the Black Dyke ascent on

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