That’s Tom with a gorgeous 27 ” landlocked from the Clyde River in Newport, VT. Tom was swinging a Gray Soft Hackle Streamer. Tom, Bill from Lopstick and Chuck from North Country Fly Shop decided to fish before the close of the Vermont fishing season, which by the way is on the 31st. All three of them got into fish.
But the big story is our Boston Red Sox. Yeah Baby!
One more !!!
The annual October ritual of pulling, scrubbing and storing the TTL boats has begun. Don and Josh have been working very hard getting the fleet ready for next year.
Another fishing season has come and gone and I hope many of you have a few Big Fish stories to tell your friends this winter. There are only 76 days until the 2014 season opens on January 1st. If the weather is mild enough to wet a line on Opening Day, I know Tom and Jon will be somewhere below Murphy Dam swinging their switch rods.
The last week of the season was very good for many people. There were lots of 18″ to 20″ salmon caught on the Trophy Stretch. In early November Jon and I will do our yearly hike to the Skating Rink Pool to watch the salmon spawning. Fish Porn. It’s pretty cool to see.
I ran into this oldie but goodie picture of the lodge and the TTL wooden boats taken in the early fifties. As you can see the boats were not the traditional Tall Timber green back then. Every winter the wooden boats were scraped, repaired and painted by my Dad, my brothers and other maintenance men and that’s when they discovered the white paint while scrapping layer upon layer of paint off those boats.
I hope some of you will be going on a faraway fishing adventure in the near future. I know a few folks will be heading to Montana and some will be chasing salmon in Nova Scotia. I hope the fishing gods are good to you.
Thanks everyone for visiting us this season. We really appreciate your business, and we look forward to seeing you next year.
That’s Angus Boezeman with an incredible rainbow he landed on September 29th below Murphy Dam. Confucius says, “Big fish make happy man”.
There have been some awesome fish landed in the last week for those diehards that get out of bed in the early morning or stay out there on the water till dark. If you want to catch the big ones, you need to be out there very early & late in the day. Small Pheasant Tails (18), BWOs and bright streamers have been working. The Upper Connecticut River produces some incredible fish. The water flows out of all the dams are great right now, very wadeable and should trigger spawning browns, brookies and salmon to head up river.
We’re still hearing good things about Boundary Pond and Coon Brook Bog, and we have row boats at both.
Back Lake has been on the slow side unfortunately. A few rainbows and brookies have been caught and hopefully things will turn around soon.
We’re counting down the days to the end of the season. Unbelievable how fast the season has gone by. Tom is now guiding for birds with Monty and Rudy so he probably will have very little time fishing. I hope they have a great season hunting. The foliage is still beautiful up here so come on up before it’s over.
The Woodsman Steak and a Cold Brew are waiting for you at the Grille.
We hope to see you before it’s over.
It is prime fishing up here right now. Salmon and trout are heading up into the Connecticut River for the fall spawn, and the Connecticut River from the No-Kill all the way past Murphy Dam is fishing well.
The Fall foliage is looking pretty spectacular in Pittsburg. It is not peak yet but it looks beautiful, and the last several days have been terrific.
The fishing in Pittsburg has been pretty good as of late. The Trophy Stretch has been producing some nice Landlocks, brookies and rainbows.
In the Fall you might want to fish many of the same patterns that you fish in the Spring. Think BWOs and Streamers, and Caddis too.
Streamers: Soft Hackle Streamer, White Woolybugger, Black Ghost, and a Muddler.
Nymphs and Emergers: BH Pheasant Tail, Jailbird, BH Prince, Serendipity, Hatching Pupa, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail, Bloom’s Soft Hackle. Egg Patterns, and San Juan Worms.
Dries: Any BWO pattern, X-Caddis, Klinkhammer and a Orange Stimi (October Caddis, there are a few around).
We’ve heard good reports on the No-Kill of salmon and beautifully colored brookies , and some very healthy trout and salmon below Murphy Dam.
Back Lake has been producing some rainbows trolling a Golden Demon, a Wood Special or a Black Woolybugger.
The outer ponds are usually fun in the Fall too. We have boats on Coon Brook, Boundary and Terrell. The last I heard this week on the new dam at Scott’s Bog is that it is near completion.
We are definitely counting down the days now, and the weather forecast looks great for the coming week. We have some great Specials going on right now, so you might want to take advantage of cheaper rates, fantastic food and cherry drinks.
We promise not to tell if you call in sick to blow off a few days of work. Nothing will make you feel better then a little R & R at TTL.
And here’s a little Fly Fishing Funny from our good friend Ken Wilson.