Glad to be back with you all in 2023. Last year was really put on hold after undergoing major foot and ankle surgery and a long recovery. My apologies for not getting more out to you all. The good news is I'm almost to 100% and much better off than I was pre surgery. I'm very much looking forward to getting back on the water with repeat and new clients this year.
I know a few of you have been out taking advantage of the year round catch and release trout regulations on most of our rivers. While the fishing is anything but good, it is nice to get out on a sunny winter day with the possibility of hooking a trout. Often this time of year can yield a quality fish if you get lucky enough to trigger a bite.
I am now writing a monthly column in the Northwoods Sporting Journal. I just put the April column up on the webpage under the articles section. It's a tactics article for catching late winter/ early spring trout and will be helpful for your VT fly fishing anytime from now through May.
I am predicting that early spring fishing will be better than normal because of the low snowpack and overall warmer than average temps. Should this pattern hold for the next 3-4 weeks I anticipate that the fishing will be better than average in April. I'll get another post up after my first few outings of the year.
Ben Wilcox Owner/Guide Maple Country Anglers