Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Woodstock Inn's Tip of the Week
Flows are good but as of Monday morning the gauge was frozen with the last reading on Sunday being 320 CFS. Safe wading is under 550-600 CFS. Consider fishing later in the day as flows come down when the temps warm up and get the bugs and fish moving around. Watch the snow and ice on the banks. Rocks can be slippery, exercise safe wading and consider a wading stick. During hatches, fish are keying in on nymphs like Blue Winged Olives, BH Hare's Ear with flash, Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns and Caddis nymphs like Zug Bugs and Green Hare's Ears. Keeping your distance and not spooking fish at clear and low flows is important. Ripping colorful (orange, yellow, green, red streamers may get their attention. Midweek and Weekend updates can be found on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides. THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT FLY SHOP @ the Activity Center is CLOSED for the season BUT... we will are OPEN in the Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center from 9AM-4pm Daily!
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 1/30/23
Get out and fish earlier in the week as overnight lows on Thursday will be 8F, Friday -17F and Saturday a high of 3 and low of -5F. Sunday warms up with a high of 33 F but ice may still be around. THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT Pop-Up FLY SHOP is now OPEN in the Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center (Located at the Woodstock Country Club) from 9 AM-4 PM Daily for your fly fishing needs and holiday gift ideas.
Techniques & Tips as of 1/30/23
Slow and low. Nymphs. Streamers. Swinging weighted flies or nymphing to get down deep. Fish were aggressively hitting streamers once you got them down to them, then they would follow. THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT Pop-Up FLY SHOP is now OPEN in the Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center (Located at the Woodstock Country Club) from 9 AM-4 PM daily for your fly fishing needs and holiday gift ideas.
Local Species Available Year round. Nov. 1 to Friday before 2nd Sat. in April, catch and release only
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
Trout Easy Mend WF Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line