Category: Upper Connecticut River

Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 8/9

Posted by bs - August 10, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River

Summer on the Connecticut River’s “Trophy Stretch” – some cool mornings lately, but it always seems to end up around 70 – 75 degrees by the afternoon anyway. Pretty much perfect, and just enough coolness to keep September in the back of your mind.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Update: 7/30

Posted by bs - July 31, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River

The fishing season plods along here on the upper Connecticut River in northern New Hampshire. The weather in July was a general improvement, compared to what we endured in June, and it has felt downright “fall-like” lately. Temps in the 40’s in the morning, warming to the 70’s during the day – perfect weather for enjoying sparkling days on the water …

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 7/20

Posted by bs - July 20, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River

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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Connecticut River, Back Lake Update

Posted by bs - June 19, 2017 - Back Lake, Upper Connecticut River

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

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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Trophy Stretch Salmon

Posted by bs - June 7, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River

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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The “Broken Clock” Principle

Posted by bs - June 7, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River

You’ve heard that maxim that “a broken clock is right twice a day”? That was the case yesterday on our drift down the Connecticut River with Chuck Degray of North Country Fly Shop & Guide Service, as we managed to hook and land two beautiful brown trout, among a myriad of other fish.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Update: 6/4

Posted by bs - June 5, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River

That’s Tall Timber guest Jack Krisko posing with a bruising Trophy Stretch brook trout yesterday, under the guidance of our own Mickey Cunliffe. They had quite an afternoon nymphing the Connecticut River yesterday, catching several fish in the class above, and quite a few smaller fish as well.

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Sunday Slab

Posted by bs - May 29, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River

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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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: May 23

Posted by bs - May 23, 2017 - Ponds, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River

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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