Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
At the moment the river is too high and muddy for good fishing. This can change quickly so keep an eye of flows. One back down to 1000CFS it is worth fishing for bass.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 25 / 2014
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Housatonic River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 2300 CFS

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 76 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: 7am-10am & 6pm-9pm

Best stretch: From two miles above the Covered Bridge down to Housatonic State Park in Cornwall Bridge.

Best access point: Anywhere along Rte 7 from the dam in Falls Village to Gaylordsville close to New Milford

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

It is bass time. Match the crayfish hatch with large buggers in black, olive and brown. Try poppers also.

Fish species: Smalllouth bass, Pike and Carp.

Fishing season: All season

Nearest airport: BDL-Hartford Bradley International Airport

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Housatonic River Description

The Housatonic River or Housy as it is know by those that fish it regularly, is one of New Englands premier trout streams. The stretch that runs from the dam in Falls Village down to Housatonic State Park is of most interest to trout anglers; more specifically, the stretch that runs from Push em up down to the park. This section runs just over 5 miles and is the area that is stocked with browns and rainbows ...

Techniques & Tips

Fish large streamers and poppers for bass. You might also try massive streamers (6-8 inches long) for pike in sections of the river where the current is slow. Best done from a boat.

7-Day Forecast

Sunny today (Friday) with a chance of thunderstorms for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Rob Nicholas www.housatonicanglers.com

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