Otter Creek - Mid to Lower

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

The water level is at 705 cfs and clear by Otter Creek standards. This is a great level for wet wading and getting into spots that are not fished much. Try launching a small boat, canoe or kayak under one of the many waterfalls and explore. The fishing for Smallmouth Bass is on fire right now. They can be found in the fast water or along the banks in slow stretches. A medium sized Clouser or baitfish pattern like the "Indy" by the Vermont Fly Guys is a perfect fly for hungry Smallies

Seven-day forecast 

The Otter is low and slow but looks like we are expecting rain in the next 3 dyas that could bump it up closer to a 1,000 cfs! At this point it is very wadeable and I have been wet wading quite a bit. The temp is between 65 and 70. It rained pretty good today and maybe more tomorrow, Looks like it will be in the 80's and sunny this weekend. Remember to get water temps before fishing for trout. If its 70 or over switch to chasing Bass, Pike or Fallfish.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Foam Park Hopper 12-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Prince natural 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Conehead Rubber Bugger Green 14-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Eastern Trout Summer Selection white 6-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Gray Fox Variant Pink Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow 12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Stream and Brook Fly Fishing
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