Farmington River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Farmington River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Lower flows and warming water have pushed fish into faster moving shallow and pocket water. Be sure to fish before you wade!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 3 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Farmington River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Antoine Bissieux

Water flow: 262

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings

Best stretch: Riverton - Canton

Best access point: Beaver Pool, Hitchcock Chair, Campground pool, Church pool, Ovation,

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulphurs BWO ISO March Browns Attenuata

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: January 1 - December 31 (Prime: April 1 - November 1)

Nearest airport: Bradley International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

Farmington River Description

The Farmington River is the premier trout fishery in the state. It is a bottom draw tailwater fishery that creates consistent water temperatures, water flows, and hatch activity. The river from Farmington to Riverton is the most consistent stretch. Down stream the river slows and becomes primarily a warm water fishery.

The river is of moderate size. The bottom is consistently softball-sized ...

Techniques & Tips

Attenuattas have moved well up stream by this point with BWO's on over cast days through out the river. ISO's and Caddis are hatching with regularity. Terrestrials should produce at mid day when drifted under shaded banks.

7-Day Forecast

As of today (8/3), there is currently 256 cfs coming out of the Goodwin dam in West Hartland, and 26 cfs coming from the Still river which makes for a combined flow of 282 cfs in the TMA. With Hurricane Isaias heading towards CT look for flows to increase significantly from Tuesday night onward. This should add color to the water and make the streamer bite hot.

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