09/16/16 River Report
River Flow 92 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 62'F. - Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind around 6 mph in the afternoon. - What a day for fishing! The weather is PERFECT, the water is getting COOLER and the BITE IS ON!!! The cooler water temps have let the trout come out of the thermal refuges and start moving around and feeding in the TMA. - Smallmouth Bass are getting ready for the fall. - Now's the time to fish for them while the Fall Bite is turning on !! - Fish are taking flying ants and ISO's on the top!! - The streamer & popper bite is still going strong. Up above the powerhouse the pike bite is on too! Our guide Bert has been taking clients up there this week and doing GREAT! Book a trip up there to see what all the talk is about!!!
DON'T FORGET - Aaron Jasper will be here next weekend to show you how to catch more and bigger fish with Euro Nymphing techniques. There are only a couple of spots left! This class and its results won't disappoint.
With the river flow at 92 CFS it is possible to wade almost anywhere in the Housy. - This is an excellent chance to explore almost two miles of water above Push Em Up that you can't normally wade in. - Fish the upper TMA as this area holds lots of smallmouths that haven't seen much fishing pressure. - The pike, bass and carp fishing is still 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.
Flying ants during the day. - 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 deeper riffles & pools. - 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 63' - River Flow 92 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 48'- Today's Air Temp High 72' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 46' - 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:Ants 14, 16 18, 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,
Our Guides are Ready to Take You Bass & Pike Fishing!!! - Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair your old favorite rods and fish them again!!