River Flow 1430 CFS - Visibility 3' & Clearing - AM Water Temp 60'F. - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 3 to 8 mph. - AM Air Temp 55' - Today's High 71' - Tonight's Low 63'
Treat yourself today to the Big Rainbows that were stocked in the Housy by Donations to Friends of the Housatonic !!!
Now for the fishing conditions. There is great fishing to be had at all of the following areas; The Wall, The Park, Corner Pool, Monument, Sand Hole, Garbage Hole, The Elms, Abutment & Push'em Up. 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 replace 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: John's Lion Bugger, G's Gotcha, 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 Chartruese 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!
Thank all of you again for your support of this spring stocking. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pictures of these big fish if they don't break you off. They do fight like steelhead!
CT DEEP stocked the Cornwall Bridge section of the Housy TMA with 3000 yearling Browns (8" to 10"), 3000 Survivor Strain Browns (10" to 12") & 3000 Rainbows (12" to 16"). HRO Big Rainbow stocking will be in May.
Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!