Category: Back Lake Hex Hatch

Back Lake Hex Hatch Update: 7/5

Posted by bs - July 6, 2017 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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green-fleet-july-5

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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july-1-hexes

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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back-lake-june-28

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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hexes-2017-1

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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back-lake-hex-red

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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Dog Is My Co-Pilot

Posted by bs - July 6, 2016 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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monty-on-boat

Monty came along tonight for an evening of fishing on Back Lake, and while he isn’t the best at dropping the anchor when needed or netting a fish when it’s hauled close to the boat, he is amazingly adept at spotting rising fish, and whining incessantly when my casts are inadequate.

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Back Lake Hex Hatch Update: 6/27

Posted by bs - June 28, 2016 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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A Hex stocked fly box

This well stocked fly box shows that preparation is key for having a good night during the hex hatch. Bring a little bit of everything, as you never know what you’ll need.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 6/23

Posted by bs - June 24, 2016 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, landlocked salmon, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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cunliffe-salmon

Nymphs are the way to go right now on the Connecticut River’s “Trophy Stretch” – the swift runs and pockets are perfect for presenting your flies to eager trout and salmon this way, and we had a great morning yesterday.

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Hex? You Betcha!

Posted by bs - June 22, 2016 - Back Lake Hex Hatch
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hex-light

Yes, the Hexagenia Limbata hatch has begun at Back Lake, officially kicking off yesterday evening, June 21.

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Report: 6/18

Posted by bs - June 18, 2016 - Back Lake Hex Hatch, Upper Connecticut River
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carl-thume-rainbow

Things are pretty good here on the Connecticut River in Pittsburg, N.H. lately. The weather’s great, the flows are steady, and the caddis and mayfly hatches have been robust. There’s even been some fish willing to “play the game”, and longtime TTLer Carl Thum found out that there are some lunkers in there as well.

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