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Pittsburg, N.H. ~ Where the Trout & Salmon Play!

Sunday Slab

Posted by bs - May 29, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River
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Nice fish Griffin Nyhan! Yes, he’s a frequent flyer on the blog, and he caught and released this nice Connecticut River rainbow this morning.

Glad to see the C&R ethic is alive and well with the new generation of fly fishers …

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Drifting through life …

Posted by bs - May 27, 2017 - Andro, landlocked salmon
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It’s not a stretch now to say that floating a river in a drift boat may be my favorite way to spend time in pursuit of fish, or just to reset the “spirit meter”. Whether it’s in New England or out West (Montana), there is no substitute for seeing a river in this leisurely way.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: May 23

Posted by bs - May 23, 2017 - Ponds, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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Abnormally awesome weather weekend in the north country didn’t materialize in to many trout for the Green Mountain Project Healing Waters veterans that we hosted. This brown trout was the exception – 20″ and very healthy and swimming the depths again today.

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Fresh fish!

Posted by bs - May 19, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Upper Connecticut River
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Fresh Friday fish photo for you – a very healthy male salmon caught and released by guide Mickey Cunliffe this morning. Not sure where, but I have a suspicion where it could be …

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Payback …

Posted by bs - May 17, 2017 - Lakes, landlocked salmon, Spring fishing
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Payback for some tough days of fishing in the north country came yesterday – one of the best days of fishing that I’ve had in Pittsburg’s waters, and perhaps anywhere, for that reason.

Mickey’s beautiful and very energetic laker was the icing on our proverbial cake …

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 5/14

Posted by bs - May 14, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Spring fishing, Upper Connecticut River
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Happy Mothers Day to all of those moms that cared for and nurtured us in our pursuit of all things fly fishing. We hope you’re able to spend time or speak with your mom at some point today.

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They’re back …

Posted by bs - May 9, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Spring fishing, Upper Connecticut River
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Looks like the annual “running of the salmon” is upon us in the Connecticut River between Second Connecticut Lake and First Connecticut Lake, at long last. It began sometime this past weekend, and it looks like we should have good salmon fishing for a couple of weeks, if mother nature cooperates.

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The River Wild

Posted by bs - May 2, 2017 - Spring fishing, Upper Connecticut River
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The normally placid Bridge Pool on the Connecticut River’s “Trophy Stretch” was anything but calm this afternoon.

Happy May Day everybody. With all of the protests around the world and country, we thought we might have one up here in Pittsburg, NH today.

“WE’RE SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THIS WATER!”

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Start of the Fishing Season?

Posted by bs - April 28, 2017 - Spring fishing, Upper Connecticut River
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That is the question that is most on angler minds at the moment, and while it definitely feels like spring is here to stay, it will take a bit of time for our fishing to heat up.

However, as the saying goes, a bad day of fishing still beats a good day of work …

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New Fly Pattern?

Posted by bs - March 22, 2017 - Fun Stuff, Winter Fishing
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This is what happens when someone makes a suggestion to a professional fly tier – within a couple of hours, a prototype is created, and this one looks like it could work.

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