Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish the deeper pools where there is good rock structure with rubber legged woolly buggers and poppers. The best fishing will be early in the morning and late afternoon/evening.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 10 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Housatonic River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 254

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 78 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Anytime.

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 park to the Covered Bridge and off the dirt road from the Covered Bridge up to Push em up pool.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Smallmouth bass, pike, 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 for bass with large streamers in the slower, deeper pools. Please leave the trout alone.

7-Day Forecast

Air temps. in the mid 80's with mostly sunny skies. Rob Nicholas www.housatonicanglers.com

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