Category: Winter Fishing

Catch & Release Concerns While Winter Fishing

Posted by bs - January 26, 2018 - Fun Stuff, Winter Fishing
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Pretty good article from Hatch Magazine on a topic that every winter fisherman should be concerned with – how to best protect the fish that we catch when releasing them to fight another day.

Read on, amigos …

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New Fly Pattern?

Posted by bs - March 22, 2017 - Fun Stuff, Winter Fishing
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This is what happens when someone makes a suggestion to a professional fly tier – within a couple of hours, a prototype is created, and this one looks like it could work.

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Connecticut River Fishing Update: 3/21

Posted by bs - March 22, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Finally, a couple of days to get out on the water Saturday through Monday for north country anglers. A few nice fish were hauled in and released, and there were even some larger ones that got away, from varying reports that I heard. This one was caught and released by Chuck Degray of North Country Fly Shop, on a Floating Smelt.

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CT River Rainbow

Posted by bs - March 4, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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A beauty of a rainbow trout, caught and released last Tuesday (the final day of February) by Mickey Cunliffe. Mickey will be guiding Tall Timber’s anglers on the Connecticut River this spring, summer and fall, and he’s been sharpening up his fishing skills this winter!

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February Browns … yes, that’s plural

Posted by bs - February 23, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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“Fortune favors the lucky”. 

I’m a firm believer in this maxim, and it bore out today. Two fortunate casts, to the right spot, at the right moment, led to momentary angling euphoria.

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February Rainbow

Posted by bs - February 23, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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When the temperature hits 49 in February, you know where a fisherman will be – any flowing body of water!

Get out, cast, and repeat many times … and maybe even catch a trout.

Thanks to Mackenzie Cayer for the image, and Mickey Cunliffe for catching this beautiful rainbow.

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Connecticut River Fishing Update: 2/18

Posted by bs - February 19, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Finally, a nice day today to ply the 36.5 degree waters of the Connecticut River, in search of trout. Alas, while it was great being on the water, we took the bagel.

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The Beat Goes On!

Posted by bs - January 19, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Yes the fishing season on the upper Connecticut River has started, and there’s been some hearty souls out there, trying their luck when the weather permits.

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The season is upon us …

Posted by bs - January 5, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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The fishing season here on the upper Connecticut River has begun, and there have been some nice trout caught and released so far in 2017. This beautiful brown was caught and released by NH fishing guide Mickey Cunliffe on opening day.

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Connecticut River Fishing Report: March 15

Posted by bs - March 15, 2016 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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The angling on the Connecticut River in Pittsburg, N.H. continues to be consistent, for winter fishing that is. With the water temperature at a chilly 36 degrees, the trout are not exactly what we would consider “active”, but will take a properly presented fly in the right situation. They gotta eat, after all …

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