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Connecticut River Fishing Report: 9/2

Posted by bs - September 3, 2015 - Fun Stuff, Upper Connecticut River
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Quite a motley crew of fishermen on the Connecticut River a couple of days ago – lots of trout, laughs, and a few bottles of the finest refreshments that the British Isles can produce got us through our full day drift.

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Connecticut River Fishing Report: 7/29

Posted by bs - July 29, 2015 - Fun Stuff, Upper Connecticut River
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The kind of thing you like to see, especially if it’s your second cast of the day – a bent rod, with a tenacious rainbow on the other end …

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 7/16

Posted by bs - July 16, 2015 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, Upper Connecticut River
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That’s a funny looking rainbow that our fly fishing guide Dave Poole caught last week below Murphy Dam. Big head, but small body – looks like a lake trout out of a lake that doesn’t have enough smelt in it. Dave said that this had been a large fish at some point, but he went on something that I need unfortunately – a diet. Whatever the case, this fish was released to (hopefully) fatten up for another day.

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More Hexes ??

Posted by bs - July 13, 2015 - Ponds
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Yes, there is apparently another body of water in Pittsburg with a healthy Hexagenia Limbata hatch – Round Pond.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 7/4

Posted by bs - July 4, 2015 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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Happy 4th of July everybody!

That’s a beauty of a brook trout that Griffin Nyhan is holding from last week – he’s an old pro at it now, and his dad Chip seems to be his personal photographer these days, chronicling Griffin’s angling adventures.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 6/27

Posted by bs - June 27, 2015 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, landlocked salmon, Upper Connecticut River
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The Connecticut River flows unabated here in northern New Hampshire. We’ve had our share of rain over the last month, and it looks like we’ve got more coming next week – still, the high flow can be beneficial, especially when you’re trying to catch a hefty landlocked salmon.

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Upper Connecticut River Fly Choice: Caddis Emerger

Posted by bs - June 23, 2015 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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Nymphing has always been a great way to catch lots of trout and salmon on the Upper Connecticut River in Pittsburg, N.H. This is particularly true when the water flow is higher than normal, as it is now on the Trophy Stretch – and it’s raining again today as I write this!

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 6/20

Posted by bs - June 21, 2015 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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A very healthy 18″ brook trout caught and released on the Upper Connecticut River’s Trophy Stretch this weekend. Some of our guests did really great, even with the 300 CFS coming out of 1st Lake Dam.

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Back Lake Fishing Update: 6/19

Posted by bs - June 19, 2015 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, Ponds, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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Not too much to report on the Back Lake Hexagenia hatch yet – looks like we’re headed toward some time next week for a true “start”, which is normal for the hatch. Lake temperatures (and daytime temps) have been on the colder side lately, perhaps stalling the start of the hatch.

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Back Lake Fishing Report: 6/14

Posted by bs - June 15, 2015 - Back Lake, Back Lake Hex Hatch, Ponds
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That’s a nice largemouth bass that one of our fishermen caught yesterday – one of many from what they said upon returning to the dock. Olive rubber worms were the big hit yesterday for the bass, so if you know how to fish for these eating machines, you could have a good time on Back Lake.

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