Upper Connecticut River - Bloomfield VT upstream to above Lake Francis, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Upper Connecticut River, NH
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Upper Connecticut River - Bloomfield VT upstream to above Lake Francis, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The rivers are up. Water temps are doing well. Little bouts of rain here and there. Work the pockets of slower water. Low and slow.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 18 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Connecticut River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Lopstick Lodge Outfitters

Water flow: 257 cfs below 1st and 375 cfs Below Murphy's

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Lots of great spots, fish are spread throughout. Many different sections and a great variety.Remote ponds also.

Best access point: Lots of public access points.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

B.W.O's, Caddis, Some stones ( nymphs and dries) Nymphs, Streamers, Hoppers.

Fish species: Trout and Salmon

Fishing season: Trout season opens January 1st.

Nearest airport: MHT

Upper Connecticut, Above Lake Francis Description

The Connecticut river starts at the Canadian border. From there it travels through the Connecticut Lakes providing wade-able fishing in the river in between the lakes, most notable the 'Trophy Stretch' between First Lake and Lake Francis. From Lake Francis, the river widens. the river is wade-able to West Stewartstown NH / Canaan VT but from there down stream, the river is best accessed by driftboat, canoe ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing , streamers. Dries in the evening.

7-Day Forecast

Trout are spread around. Lots of options. We've got some rain coming in, that may switch things up a bit. Discharge from the lake's are up. Wade carefully. >~}}'>

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