09/28/16 River Report
River Flow 166 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 58'F. - A slight chance of showers after 1 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 7 to 14 mph. - CT DEEP biologist Mike Humphreys stocked 3,100 Survivor Strain Brown Trout in the HOUSY on Wednesday (09/27/16) !!! - The cooler water temps and moderately higher flows have the remaining resident 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 166 CFS it is easy wading almost anywhere in the Housy. - Fishing above the dam by boat is producing 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 !! - FALL IS BASS & TROUT FISHING TIME!!
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 58' - River Flow 166 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 50'- Today's Air Temp High 67' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 52' - The trout & bass are putting 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. - 1-800-842-4357
Dry Fly Choices:Ants 14, 16, 18, Isonychia 12, Rusty Spinners 12, BWO's 18 & 20
Bass: Any Color Popper, Pick Your Pocket, Woolly Buggers, Zonkers,Circus Peanuts
Soft Hackles: 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, BWO emergers 18 & 20
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, 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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