The weather cut short a weekend camping trip to the Farmington River in Connecticut. I was able to get in a few hours of fishing before the storms hit. Small BWOs, needhamis and tricos were popular, and a hornberg came in handy as well. Here’s a few pics. Enjoy!
This Sunday morning offered me an increasingly rare opportunity to get out on the water. While the rest of the family was sleeping I packed up the car and headed down the street to the local river.
It can also be very challenging. Hatches are rare, and the colder water temps mean that fish are generally less active and more selective about the flies they chase.
My first hour was rather unproductive as I switched from dries to streamers and then to nymphs.
I changed locations and went upstream about 50 yards. Things started to improve. I caught both of these on a stonefly, floating it just below the surface. I also tried a prince nymph, hare’s ear, and two types of bead head stonefly nymphs with no luck.
Sorry the picture quality isn’t better. I left the camera in the car and took these with my cell phone.
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Vacation officially started last night. While most of the fishing this week will be on a lake from my kayak or a dock, I took the opportunity to fish the local river on Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The temperatures are becoming more reasonable, with highs in the low 80’s and lows in the upper 50’s. The humidity has also dropped considerably. Fish are receptive to smaller flies, but will also take bushy dries in the evening. Tricos have also been on.
Both outings were successful, with trout rising to Adams, Hornbergs, and BWOs. That said, the fish that I caught on Saturday morning were at a new spot, and both fought me and some fairly strong currents.
I am lucky that this spot is just a few minutes from my home. I enjoy the ability to fish it largely due to the efforts of CT DEP and the local TU chapter, which have worked together to keep this river clean and stocked with trout.
Here are some pics. I’ll be posting more this week. Enjoy!
Due to my family,work and chores schedules, I’ve been fishing mostly in the mornings on the weekends before my wife and kids are awake, making it home in time for breakfast.
Last night I had a chance to get out and do some evening fishing with one of my good friends. We both landed some great fish, mostly browns, in a place that was new to both of us.
I stuck to dries, while he used dries and wets. He caught more. Go figure.