Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish nymphs slow and deep where there is a break in the current. Yellow stones are my go to fly in the early season but try just about any other nymph or pupa that you have confidence in as your dropper.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 20 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Housatonic River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 2080

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Anytime.

Best stretch: From two miles above the Covered Bridge down to Housatonic State Park in Cornwall Bridge.

Best access point: Anywhere along Rte 7 from the park to the Covered Bridge and off the dirt road from the Covered Bridge up to Push em up pool.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Look for early brown/black stones in sizes 16&14. Hendrickson any day.

Fish species: Trout, Smallmouth bass, pike, carp.

Fishing season: All season

Nearest airport: BDL-Hartford Bradley International Airport

Housatonic River Description

The Housatonic River or Housy as it is know by those that fish it regularly, is one of New Englands premier trout streams. The stretch that runs from the dam in Falls Village down to Housatonic State Park is of most interest to trout anglers; more specifically, the stretch that runs from Push em up down to the park. This section runs just over 5 miles and is the area that is stocked with browns and rainbows ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphs such as golden stones, scuds and small bead heads fished slow and deep. Also try streamers fished slow and deep for pre spawn smallmouth bass.

7-Day Forecast

Rain this morning (Sat), cloudy on Easter Sunday, and rain on Monday evening. Rob Nicholas www.housatonicanglers.com

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