The river is getting into perfect shape. While there are some showers in the forecast for a few days this week, there will not be enough rain to affect the river. The water levels will continue to drop slowly each day and the clarity is also improving. If you're going to be fishing in the mornings, you'll want to have some bright color streamers and chuck these along the banks and in the softer water next to the riffles. You will want to have some caddis pupae and emergers for later in the day. The birds have been working in the mornings and evenings though rising fish are few, the fish are hungry and feeding subsurface. The smallmouth bite is starting to heat up as well. Big rainbows will be stocked this Wednesday!!!
River Flow 1150 CFS - Visibility 3-4' and clearing- AM Water Temp 60°F. - Cloudy skies today with chance of showers mainly late in the day, with a high near 58°. Southwest wind 11 mph. Tonight's low temp will be 48°. Partly sunny skies tomorrow with high temp of 71°. Come up and enjoy the perfect weather catching some great fish!
General fishing conditions for this time of year are as follows. CT DEEP has stocked all of the following areas; The Wall, The Park, Corner Pool, Monument, Sand Hole, Garbage Hole, The Elms, Abutment & Push'em Up. Green caddis should be on the water now so make sure you have plenty of pupae, emergers and dries. The Streamer bite is on. Fish John's Lion Bugger, G's Gotcha, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Conehead Muddlers and tie into some nice Rainbows. Smallmouths are also on the prowl in the TMA. Start off swinging streamers to find fish. When you get some fish on streamers switch to high stik nymphing . Stop in the shop to Stock up on Streamers & Stone Fly Nymphs Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the old leaders & tippet spools and replacing them with fresh new leaders & tippet spools. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check to see how much floatant, lead shot, strike indicators, tippet rings are left over from last year or bring your gear into the shop and we can help you tune it up for the coming season. If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel to the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !! If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.
We like the following patterns: Dry; Green Caddis pupae and emergers, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a San Juan or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best!
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