08/28/16 River Report
River Flow 134 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 68'F. - Sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 8 mph. - This is the best part of the summer on the Housy; plenty of bass and wet wading. - Fish the upper TMA and below the RT 4 & 7 concrete bridge. - These areas are holding lots of smallmouths. - The lower night time temperatures are definitely helping reduce stress on the trout in the river. - We seem to be getting a sprinkling of rain every few days. - This is helping keep water level up a little and moderate water temps. - The streamers & poppers that we have been fishing with are taking some nice numbers on smallies. - The pike, bass and carp fishing is hot right now at the power house in Falls Village. - Fishing above the dam by boat has also been producing some nice pike and smallmouths. - Today is a perfect day to get up here and throw your favorite popper on the stream for some of those big smallies. - - With this flow it's a good opportunity to fish pools and riffles that are normally unwadeable. - This is the time of year to come up to study the HOUSY river bottom structure and understand how the fishing holes are laid out. - Don't forget to take pictures of the river bottom with landmarks for future reference. - Besides the BASS FISHING IS GREAT!!
Look for Iso's in the evenings. - Bass Popper Bite Is HOT during the day and into the evening!! - Look for Bass behind exposed boulders in all the riffles & pools. - Carp are very active in the TMA. - Try dragging some Woolly Buggers, crawfish or Big Stone Fly Nymphs by them. - Fish the side channels of the power house in Falls Village for Bass or Carp. - Lot's of exposed river structure to target at the power house - Popper & Streamer fishing is the way to go during daylight hours.
AM River Water Temp 68' - River Flow 134 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 68'- Today's Air Temp High 81' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 64' - Remember from June 15th until September 15th the mouths of tributaries that are posted by the DEEP are closed to fishing (Look for White DEEP No Fishing Signs). There is a Emergency Fishing Closure in effect as of 08/18/16 for eight tributaries entering the Farmington River starting with East Mountain Brook in New Hartford at the RT 219 Bridge down river to Hyde Brook in Farmington. This was done to create a temporary thermal refuge for the fish. Further information on these closures is available on the CT DEEP website.
Dry Fly Choices: Isonychia 12, Rusty Spinners 12, Green or Tan Caddis Size 16 & 18
Bass: Any Color Popper, Pick Your Pocket, Woolly Buggers, Zonkers,Circus Peanuts
Soft Hackles: Olive Caddis Pupae, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, March Brown Spiders, Partdrige and Green, Partdrige and Yellow, Partdrige and Orange, Red Squirrel, Pheasant Tail
Wet Flies: Lead Wing Coachman, Hornbergs, March Brown, .
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, Green Caddis Pupae, 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,