What a weekend to be up here! Bugs are coming off and fish are looking up! Guided trips are reporting lots of fish being caught. Monstrous march browns, cahills, BWOs and caddis are all coming off. The big rainbows recently stocked are feeding as well as the many trout the state stocked this spring. The rains from last night are only bumping the water some today, but there isn't much rain in the forecast over the weekend so things will only improve.
River Flow 988 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 62'F. - Rain, mainly before 5pm. High near 56. East wind around 16 mph. - AM Air Temp 54' - Today's High 56' - Tonight's Low 52'
Friends of the Housatonic Big Rainbows have been stocked into the river on 05/24/17 !!!
River Flow 1060 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 62'F. - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. - AM Air Temp 56' - Today's High 70' - Tonight's Low 53'
Big Rainbows getting stocked into the river today !!! Thank you all for your stocking donation to Freinds of the Housatonic. You made this possible !!
The river is getting into perfect shape. While there are some showers in the forecast for a few days this week, there will not be enough rain to affect the river. The water levels will continue to drop slowly each day and the clarity is also improving. If you're going to be fishing in the mornings, you'll want to have some bright color streamers and chuck these along the banks and in the softer water next to the riffles. You will want to have some caddis pupae and emergers for later in the day. The birds have been working in the mornings and evenings though rising fish are few, the fish are hungry and feeding subsurface. The smallmouth bite is starting to heat up as well. Big rainbows will be stocked this Wednesday!!!
River Flow 1300 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 60'F. - Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. AM Air Temp 50' - Today's High 71' - Tonight's
River Flow 1510 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 60'F. - Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 8 mph.- AM Air Temp 55' - Today's High 68' - Tonight's Low 42'
FOH annual spring stocking of the big rainbows will be on the 24th of May !!!