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Friday Morning 05/22/15:  553CFS - STOCKING RAINBOWS TODAY !!!!!!! We got  much needed a couple of nights ago. - the river has cooled 10 degrees - and the upcoming weather for the next 7 days is perfect - get up here and fish - This morning water temps in 60's. Air temps  today 60's. The river below Carse Brook has been running a little muddy since yesterday ( This may be due to a beaver dam that blew out upstream on Carse Brook last night ) CADDIS PUPAE ARE GETTING REAL ACTIVE!! Try nymping a Beadhead Prince Nymph ( sIze 10 or 12 ) with a Olive or Green Caddis Pupae ( Size 14 -18 ) as a dropper. Another good option is to use a Lafontaine Sparkle Emergent Pupae as a dropper ( Fish Slam This! ). This has been a great fish catching rig! - I am starting to see Light Cahills, some Adult Caddis and BWO's. Water levels are perfect for wading or floating - the river is in great shape. The fishing is great and it's going to be a beautiful day with partly sunny skies and tempuratures in the 60's. Some Caddis Adults are starting to show around mid afternoon. - Hendrickson spinners start to fall Late in the day ( stay til dark ) - So get up here and FISH ! - Also fish any big nymph - stoneflies ( Tungsten Bead Yellow Stone Rubber Legs Nymphs size 8 ),  - even iso's. ( try nymphing on bright sunny days as this is more productive then streamer fishing in the sun ( fish streamers on cloudy days or when the river is cast in shadows early morning or late evening ) - Swinging SOFT HACKLE wet flies has been the most productive - Greg took some nice holdover BROWN's yesterday swinging streamers and on double nymph rigs. - Look for rising fish and get a good drift and the fish will take - Fish the USUAL - . When streamer fishing  dredge the pools with WHITE WOOLLY BUGGERS, WHITE ZONKERS and WHITE HOME INVADERS. Now get up here and catch some really hungry big trout. On the PIKE front: above and below the TMA post spawn Pike are looking for some thing to fill up on. Our guides are ready to take you trout or pike fishing - also - this is the time of year to catch a really big smallie before they hit the spawning beds - get up here and fish. GUIDE TRIPS are booking fast so get your date NOW

 




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Water Level Friday Morning 05/22/15 553 CFS
Water Temperature 60's
Water Clarity Clear
Release Schedule Natural Flow (constant/steady release, no flow manipulations)
Current Hatches Hendrickson Nymphs Hendrickson Emergers #12 Hendrickson Duns #`12 Hendrickson Spinners w/ Egg Sack #12 Nymphs-Bead Head Prince #12,Bead Head Pheasant Tail # 12, Bead Head Caddis Pupae #18, Yellow and Black Stonefly Nymphs #8 Big Streamers ( Yellow, White ) Caddis Pupae olive & green 18
BEST BETS:

~Friday Morning 05/22/15: 553 CFS -STOCKING RAINBOWS TODAY!!!!!!! We got much needed a couple of nights ago. - the river has cooled 10 degrees - and the upcoming weather for the next 7 days is perfect - get up here and fish- This morning water temps in 60's. Air temps today 60's. The river below Carse Brook has been running a little muddy since yesterday ( This may be due to a beaver dam that blew out upstream on Carse Brook last night ) CADDIS PUPAE ARE GETTING REAL ACTIVE!! Try nymping a Beadhead Prince Nymph ( sIze 10 or 12 ) with a Olive or Green Caddis Pupae ( Size 14 -18 ) as a dropper. Another good option is to use a Lafontaine Sparkle Emergent Pupae as a dropper ( Fish Slam This! ). This has been a great fish catching rig! - I am starting to see Light Cahills, some Adult Caddis and BWO's. Water levels are perfect for wading or floating - the river is in great shape. The fishing is great and it's going to be a beautiful day with partly sunny skies and tempuratures in the 60's. Some Caddis Adults are starting to show around mid afternoon. - Hendrickson spinners start to fall Late in the day ( stay til dark ) - So get up here and FISH ! - Also fish any big nymph - stoneflies ( Tungsten Bead Yellow Stone Rubber Legs Nymphs size 8 ), - even iso's. ( try nymphing on bright sunny days as this is more productive then streamer fishing in the sun ( fish streamers on cloudy days or when the river is cast in shadows early morning or late evening ) - Swinging SOFT HACKLE wet flies has been the most productive - Greg took some nice holdover BROWN's yesterday swinging streamers and on double nymph rigs. - Look for rising fish and get a good drift and the fish will take - Fish the USUAL - . When streamer fishing dredge the pools with WHITE WOOLLY BUGGERS, WHITE ZONKERS and WHITE HOME INVADERS. Now get up here and catch some really hungry big trout. On the PIKE front: above and below the TMA post spawn Pike are looking for some thing to fill up on. Our guides are ready to take you trout or pike fishing - also - this is the time of year to catch a really big smallie before they hit the spawning beds - get up here and fish. GUIDE TRIPS are booking fast so get your date 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Water Level 05/01/15 Farmington River 291 CFS // Still River 143 CFS // Combined flow 434 CFS
Water Temperature 40's
Water Clarity Clear
Release Schedule
Current Hatches
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Nymphing is the go-to winter technique, look for softer/moderate water where the trout can hang out in the cold water without expending much energy- think mostly pools & deeper/slower runs. While you may see them move shallow to feed during bug activity, they will tend to favor somewhat deeper water most of the time in the winter- when water temps are in the 30's and the trout's metabolism is greatly reduced, security/comfort takes precedence over feeding. For nymphs, try bigger Stoneflies (#6-10), Pheasant Tails (#14-20), Caddis larva (both uncased & cased), Egg patterns, Winter Stoneflies (especially #18-20 black to imitate the Capnia), Polish-style Woven Nymphs (#8-12), Midge larva/pupa (#16-24), and generic/attractor nymphs (Lightning Bugs, Princes, red Copper Johns, etc.)- they all producing at moments. Some days the fishing has been very good, but with all the cold temps it's made the trout sluggish and many days you work your ass off for one or two fish, sometimes none! This usually correlates to water temps (and to weather it warmed or cooled, with rising water temps ideal in winter & early spring), and to fishing pressure, which at moments can be high on the Farmington, especially on milder days & weekends. Don't be afraid to venture outside the year 'round TMA/C&R area and into the newer long seasonal TMA/C&R section, there are trout throughout, but a lot less anglers. If your are fishing tiny dries/emergers on flat water, you may need to go pretty light on your tippet. I recommend lengthening your tippet to 4' or longer before going to ultralight tippets, going longer like that is like dropping down a couple of tippet sizes, it will enhance getting a drag-free float. For nymphing, I mostly use 5x fluoro, sometimes 4x on bigger flies like #8-10 Stonefly nymphs and bigger Polish Wovens, and maybe 6x on the really small stuff. No need to go lighter than 6x for even the tiniest nymphs, and I don't usually find it to be necessary, especially with fluorocarbon tippets. Dry fly fishing will sometimes require some pretty light tippets, especially for small flies fished on flat water, but I always try to use the biggest tippet practical for the situation, so I can play & release the trout quickly and not overly stress them. It's not sporting or ethical in my opinion to play a trout for 10-15 minutes on a ridiculously light tippet, as it can kill the 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