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
Practice social distancing. Pittsburg has been busy with anglers this season, it has been a little more crowded on the river. People, Please be considerate of other anglers and other parties on the water. DON'T be that person...It's just another fish. With the weather cooling down it's a great time to go fish some small streams. The flows may be fluctuating this time of year. Please keep an eye on this. Wade safely. There are some salmon starting to move.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 22 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Connecticut River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Lopstick Lodge Outfitters

Water flow: 192 cfs below 1st 293cfs below Murphy

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Any time

Best stretch: River sections, below 1st. Below Murphy Dam. Remote ponds and small streams.

Best access point: Lots of public access points.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, Mayflies, Stoneflies

Fish species: Trout, Salmon, Pike

Fishing season: OPENS JANUARY 1st

Nearest airport: MHT

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Streamers, nymphing, swinging wets. Dries are super fun and more and more prevalent every day. >>>~^~~}}'>

7-Day Forecast

Trout Season opens January 1st.... There are some fish moving, and some decent evening hatches . We are having some showers this week. We have quite a few options. A few different weather changes keep things interesting. >~}}'>


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