10/26/16 River Report
River Flow 376 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 44'F. - Sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. - As of noon today (10/26/16) CT biologist Mike Humphreys just stocked 1200 Big Rainbows up to 17" in the TMA !!! - So get on up this weekend to Cornwall Bridge and enjoy a beautiful October day catching Big Rainbows on the Housy !! - At this time of year it's best to get on the river a little later in the morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river a couple degrees. - The fish become more active and the warmer water will bring on the BWO hatch. - We are still seeing some flying ants and spotty ISO's. - Fishing has been great in the Corner Pool, Monument, the Park & the Wall. - Other productive spots are Push-em Up, Garbage Hole, Cellar Hole, Sand Hole & the Elms. - HOUSY Trout are putting on the fall feed bag !! - The fish are taking daytime BWO's on the top and CDC emergers in the film !! - With these higher river flows the Daytime Soft Hackle and Streamer Bite is still going strong. - Today is a perfect day to get up here and deep nymph with some BH Prince's and Rubber Legs !!
Trout are feeding all thru the TMA. - BWO's showing mid-morning thru the afternoon. - BWO CDC Emergers are the ticket for picky risers in the Park. - An effective day time technique is to swing soft hackles to sipping rises. - This is a perfect way to imitate swimming crippled BWO nymphs. - Also try nymphing deep during the day with a two fly rig.- On your two fly nymph rig start with a BH Prince and add a small Pheasant Tail or Hares Ear as the second fly.- Swing streamers for Trout behind exposed boulders in all the deeper riffles & pools. - Streamer fishing is a great way to cover water and to find fish. - Go back and deep nymph over any river section that produced takes on streamers.
AM River Water Temp 44' - River Flow 376 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 29'- Today's Air Temp High 47' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 28' - The trout are getting on the fall feed bag and getting ready for fall spawning all thru the TMA !!
Dry Fly Choices: , BWO's 20, 22 - Rusty Spinners 20- Ants 16,18
Soft Hackles: Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, March Brown Spiders, Partdrige and Green, Partdrige and Yellow, Partdrige and Orange, Red Squirrel, Pheasant Tail
Wet Flies: BWO emergers 18 & 20
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, BH Princes, BH Pheasant Tails, Big Yellow or Brown Stones, Rubber Legs(all colors), 20 Incher's, Yellow Wire Stones & Euro Bead Head Princes
Streamers: Pick Your Pocket, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Circus Peanuts, Home Invaders, Clousers,
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