09/23/16 River Report
River Flow 156 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 60'F. - Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. - The river is at 156 CFS this morning !!! - This is one of the best flows we've seen in two months ! - Finally we have the much needed cooler water temp of 60' this morning. - The cooler water temps and higher flows have the trout coming out of the thermal refuges and actively feeding in the TMA. - Trout and Smallmouth Bass are putting on the fall 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 156 CFS it is easy wading almost anywhere in the Housy. - 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 !! - 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 60' - River Flow 156 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 52'- Today's Air Temp High 80' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 52' - 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. - CT ENCON OFFICERS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCING THIS EXTENDED CLOSURE. - REPORT ANY VIOLATIONS TO THE TIPS HOTLINE. - 1-800-842-HELP
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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