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

Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 7/20

Posted by bs - July 20, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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It’s been a long time … sorry about that. Between not having much time to fish and a serious case of C.R.S. (Can’t Remember S%^!), I have been woefully neglectful of my reporting of what’s happening on the water, and for that I am truly repentant …

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Update: 7/5

Posted by bs - July 6, 2017 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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Finally, some good weather has filtered in to our region, and last night was perhaps the best of nights to be out on Back Lake. A warm, sunny day with little wind and generally perfect conditions for targeting rising fish … but would the trout be playing the game?

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Update: 6/30

Posted by bs - July 1, 2017 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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The Hexagenia hatch here at Back Lake continues on, despite the changing weather that we’ve had. As evidenced by the number of hexes on our boat house this morning, you’d think that it was quite a night last night. Think again …

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Update: 6/28

Posted by bs - June 29, 2017 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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Placid night on Back Lake last night, but that has been the exception lately, and definitely not the norm. Unsettled weather has been hanging around us and most of northern New England, leading one to wonder why the Hexagenia hatch has been “off” this year …

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Update: 6/23

Posted by bs - June 24, 2017 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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So, they were a few days late arriving this year, but it looks like the Hexagenia Limbata, the largest of the mayflies, have awakened from their silty slumber at Back Lake.

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Not Yet …

Posted by bs - June 22, 2017 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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Where are the hexes? Not at Back Lake yet, that’s for sure … Given our weather over the last few days, it’s no surprise either. Cool, windy, and rainy are not the ingredients we need to kick off a Hexagenia hatch. We’re looking for hot and humid weather, and that simply hasn’t happened yet.

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Connecticut River, Back Lake Update

Posted by bs - June 19, 2017 - Back Lake, Upper Connecticut River
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How’s the fishing? The Connecticut River has been a bit of an enigma lately for some of our guests – water flows are stable (85 CFS at Second Lake Dam, 154 CFS at First Lake Dam, and 300 CFS at Murphy Dam), but there’s been a lot of anglers on the river (all sections, but especially the Trophy Stretch), so our belief is that the fish are hunkered down, biding their time.

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If You’re Going To Release That Fish …

Posted by bs - June 14, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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I see a lot of fish pictures – live ones, dead ones, and even some that might have been technically alive when the picture was taken, but are sure to be belly up a short time after they have been returned to the water. 

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Like A Rolling Stone …

Posted by bs - June 8, 2017 - Fun Stuff
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Just think of Bob Dylan wailing that one out. Cringe worthy.

Great pictures from earlier this week by Tall Timber Fly Fishing Guide Mickey Cunliffe. He turned over a couple of rocks in the Connecticut River to check what could be happening for insect activity and discovered this healthy looking stonefly nymph.

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Trophy Stretch Salmon

Posted by bs - June 7, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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Yes, there’s some salmon in the Trophy Stretch right now, and long time TTL guest Jesse Dupere had a battle with this energetic silver bullet this morning. A Beadhead Flashback Pheasant Tail brought this one to justice, and Jesse let him off to roam the river again.

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