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

Ottauquechee River - VT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

43

Woodstock Inn's Tip of the Week

The Ottauquechee is down to 19.7 CFS as of Monday morning.The Ottau is open for the winter with Catch & Release and Artificial Flies and Lures only. With the lower water temps, trout should be moving around and feeding. The state has stocked rainbows with the NEW strain of rainbow with the clipped fins. Report catches with the VT Fish and Wildlife. This is IMPORTANT as we need to see how many stocked fish made it through the summer heat. Fish were liking Olive and Black Wooley Buggers and San Juan, Wiggly worms and small crayfish patterns. They hit a few emergers as well. Rising fish above the Taftsville Bridge. Midweek/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 11/21/22

Cold week ahead with air temps in the low 40's and overnight lows in the 20's to 30's. Friday/Saturday bring a small amount of rain that could turn to snow. Bundle up and fish the warmest part of the day. THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT FLY SHOP @ the Activity Center is CLOSED for the season BUT... we will re-open in Mid-November at the Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center.

Techniques & Tips as of 11/21/22

The State has stocked with the new experimental strain of rainbow trout. They have been active and aggressive. Slow and low in deepest holes. Streamers, nymphs and wiggly worms may get their attention. THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT FLY SHOP @ the Activity Center is CLOSED for the season BUT... we will re-open in Mid-November at the Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center.

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

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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.