Steelhead rainbow trout soon to be leaping up falls
ORLEANS, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says the annual spring migration of steelhead rainbow trout has started with the fish soon leaping up waterfalls on their way to spawning grounds.
The department says the trout can be spotted moving up the falls on warmer days from mid-April to early May. Officials say the best viewing times are in the late morning and early afternoon.
The department says Willoughby Falls in Orleans is the best place to see the leaping fish. It also recommends Coventry Falls on the Black River in Coventry and Lewis Creek Falls in North Ferrisburgh.
Next Saturday, May 4, a fisheries biologist will be available at Willoughby Falls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions from public about fish and the river.