Fishing Season: Trout Season Opens, April 13 until October 31

Ottauquechee River - VT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

66

Woodstock Inn's Tip of the Week

The Otttaquechee River has been stocked with rainbows from Bridgewater to Taftsville. Fish will start to hang out in usual spots where there is depth and slower water. The flows are low at 15.8 CFS as of Monday morning. Flows may perk up a bit after Monday and Tuesday's rain. Now's the time to fish the Otta. Reports of fish caught above and below Taftsville Dam. Look for rising fish above the Dam. Midweek and Weekend updates can be found on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides

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Map of Ottauquechee River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 6/14/21

Rain and wind on Monday. Great daytime and overnight temps all week. Should keep the water temps low. Thunderstorms after 11AM on Tuesday. PM Thunderstorms on Saturday and wind. Check for Midweek and Weekend updates on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/14/21

Get down low and slow where you can get access with high water. Streamers with nymphs will do the trick.

Current Conditions as of 6/14/21

Rain and wind on Monday. Great daytime and overnight temps all week. Should keep the water temps low. Thunderstorms after 11AM on Tuesday. PM Thunderstorms on Saturday and wind. Check for Midweek and Weekend updates on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides.

Local Species Available Trout Season Opens, April 13 until October 31

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    Trout

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    Bass

Woodstock Inn's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black
Mickey Finn N/A
Light Hendrickson N/A
Elk Wing Caddis N/A
Adams Parachute Dry Fly N/A

Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer

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Woodstock Inn's Recommended Gear

Description: About Ottauquechee River

We break up the Ottaquechee into 5 sections, The Upper (Bridgewater to the Rec Center in Woodstock), Woodstock (Woodstock to the Taftsville Bridge), Quechee (Taftsville Bridge to Simon Pearce Dam), Simon Pearce Gorge (Below SP Dam to the Quechee Gorge Dam and the Quechee Gorge (Route 4 Bridge to end of the Gorge).

Nearest Airport:

Lebanon, NH, Rutland, VT, Burlington, VT, Boston, MA

Best Time to Fish:

Afternoon, Evening

Best Access:

Any bridge.