Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Housatonic River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Please focus on the smallmouth bass fishing. It is too warm to fish for trout!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 1 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Housatonic River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 530

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 77 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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:


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

Fish large rubber legged woolly buggers and crayfish patterns. Try poppers towards evening.

7-Day Forecast

Thunderstorms for Weds and Friday. Hot (87) for Thurs and Sunny for the 4th of July weekend. Rob Nicholas www.housatonicanglers.com

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