09/18/16 River Report
River Flow 85 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 64'F. -A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 78' - Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. - Today on the HOUSY we have dark overcast skies and a falling barometer; just the right type of day for fish to be on the bite all day long !! - The cooler water temps have let the trout come out of the thermal refuges and have started moving around and feeding in the TMA. - Smallmouth Bass are getting ready for the fall by putting on the feed bag !! - The fish are taking daytime flying ants and evening ISO's on the top!! - The daytime streamer & evening popper bite is still going strong. - With the river flow at 85 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 some Rubber Legs for a bunch of those big smallies or trout !! - 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 refrerence. - Besides the BASS & TROUT FISHING IS GREAT!!
Trout are coming out of the thermal refuges and have started moving around and feeding in the TMA. - Flying ants during the day. - Look for Iso's in the evenings. - Bass Popper Bite Is HOT during the late afternoon 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 64' - River Flow 85 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 66'- Today's Air Temp High 78' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 66' - The trout & bass are starting to put on the fall streamer bite as they move back into the TMA !! - DEEP is modifying the existing closure signs posted at the Furnace Brook refuge area to reflect the extension of the closure. All water within 100 feet of these signs will remain closed to all fishing through September 29. Violation of the closure is an infraction with a fine of $154
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,
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