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

Ottauquechee River - VT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Woodstock Inn's Tip of the Week

The Otta is at 28 CFS after some rain the river has settled and looks great. With the new water and lower 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. Mark your calendar for September's After Hours on September 15th at our shop from 5:30-7. Basic Casting, Fly Fishing 101 and Advanced Topic this week will be,The Double Haul. Call or email to sign up for this free event. 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 9/29/22

Highs in the 60's and lows in the lower 40's/high 30's should bring the temps down and the fish moving around. Check for Midweek and Weekend updates on Instagram/Facebook at @woodstockfishingguides. Mark your calendar for October's After Hours on Thursday, October 20th at our shop from 5:30-7. Basic Casting, Fly Fishing 101 and Advanced Topic this month will be,The Double Haul and Cold Water Strategies. Call or email to sign up for this free event/social. Cash Bar.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/29/22

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. Stop by the Woodstock Inn & Resort Fly Shop for a fully stocked fly selection and Orvis gear! Open 9-5 Daily.

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.