Report Week of 3/25/18
I got out a bit on my own this week and did well with some nice trout doing a combination of indicator and tight-line nymphing. I've had luck using bigger, buggier patterns like rubber-legged stone flies size 6-8. When the fish are lethargic because of cold, sometimes a big meal wiggling by is what will shake them loose.
School Stripers (but very few larger) are providing some consistent results in the lower Housatonic River. White and Yellow Perch and Crappie are fishing well in the coves of the Connecticut River where water temp is about 43 degrees. A friend fishing the Massachusetts stretch of the river caught a 12lb pike this week on a jerk bait while smallmouth fishing.
Decent reports of holdover trout in the TMA sections of the Farmington River. Much of the Farmington has now been stocked and is fishable downstream to the Rt 177 Bring in Unionville. Below the bridge the season is closed until the April traditional opening day. Stripers should be showing up in the Mouth of the Ct and later in April further upriver to Hartford, Enfield and Ultimately to Holyoke where we will be fishing for them with big streamers as well as shad in May.