08/08/16 River Report
River Flow 178 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 66'F. - Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming to 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. - The Housatonic River is flowing at 178 CFS!!! - With the Farmington River flowing at 57 CFS, come fish the Housy!!! The water is a nice temperature in the morning and with cooler nights this week it should stay that way. The Smallmouth fishing is off the charts good these days!!! They are taking poppers and even rising regularly during the afternoon to terrestrials and dries! Come up and enjoy the river and catch some piggy smallmouths on your favorite patterns! - Also the pike and carp fishing are really heating up behind the dam. With this flow it's a good opportunity to view your favorite haunts and study the structure and flows - it will only help you in higher flows to understand how the fishing holes are laid out.
White Fly Bite Is On in the late evenings!! - Fish a tandem rig with a White Wulff followed by a White Spinner or a White Parachute..... Deadly!! - White Fly Hatch comes on at about 8:00pm. - Night time fishing tip: We always use a headlight for wading around in the dark for safety's sake. - Bass Popper Bite Is HOT during the day!! - Trout are going to be more active with increased flow and lower water temps. - Carp are in the deeper pools 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 - Look for Bass in the TMA behind newly exposed boulders in the deeper pools. - Nymphing & Streamer fishing is the way to go during daylight hours.
AM River Water Temp 66' - River Flow 178 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 68'- Today's Air Temp High 84' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 53' - 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).
Dry Fly Choices: White Wulffs 12, White Parachutes 12 & 14, White Spinners 12 &14, Light Cahills Size 14, Green or Tan Caddis Size 16 & 18
Bass: Any Color Popper (yellow and red is perfect for smallies), 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,
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