Water flow: varies hour by hour. Check the USGS site
Visibility: 20 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 59 Degrees F
Water condition: Slightly Turbid
Best time of day to fish: Early Morning till around 9:00 Then Evenings till 9
Best stretch: Wilder Dam to the Windsor covered bridge
Best access point: Trues Brook WMA area in West Lebanon
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Caddis Sculpins Crawfish Hellrammites
Fish species: Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout. Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike
Fishing season: No Closed Season-species regulations apply
Nearest airport: Lebanon, NH
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 11' 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Switch Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip
The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England. It runs 410 miles from the 4th Connecticut Lake at the Canadian border, and ends at Long Island Sound. It also forms the border between NH and VT. The section of river between Littleton NH and Windsor VT. is one of New Englands hidden gems. The water differs enough so that species from Northern Pike to all three species of trout can be found. It ...
is also a premier Smallmouth fishery. Access is generally pretty easy, but is very flow dependent, as there are a number of dams that control the flow rate. Moore dam, and Wilder dam are the two big ones. Pay special attention to the flow rates from these, as they will dictate whether the wading fisherman can do so safely. Always pay attention to the water levels, as they can change quickly and dramaticly.
Bank and wade fisherman are taking it hard right now. The flows are still pretty high, making the access a bit tricky to say the least. A boat is your best bet if you have one. If not, fish the edges and areas where the tributarys enter the main stem of the river. Swinging streamers or dead drifting nymphs will be your best bet.
Water is high again this week. I would fish the tribs such as the Mascoma or Sugar rivers.