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
Trout season opens January 1st Quite a few options.Good drifts. Some dry fly options, and the search of predatory fish. Salmon and Trout are moving around. It's all about putting in your time. Enjoy it. Please respect the fish and other anglers. THANK YOU.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 20 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Connecticut River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Lopstick Lodge Outfitters

Water flow: 146cfs below 1st and 350 cfs Below Murphy's

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 61 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Trophy stretch also below Murphy Dam. Small streams. Drifts, Pike and smallmouth bass

Best access point: Lots of public access points.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, Mayflies, even some terrestrial activity.

Fish species: Trout, Salmon, Pike

Fishing season: Open 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, Tight line or indicator. Dry / dropper. Streamers, a good variety. Swinging or a fast strip.

7-Day Forecast

Wade safely. Good water levels, and still some Salmon around. Looking like mixed weather coming. >~}}'>


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