Sunday, April 24, 2011
Eastern CT rivers and streams
Finally the streams of Eastern CT are alive with caddis, early stoneflies and a even a few quills, following several days of rain. TEAM 7x fished 2 new locations last week, not the Natchaug but 2 other nearby gems and took fish on drys and emergers. Both of these underfished streams feature deep pools, good stream cover and are easily waded if one doesn't mind a bit of bushwacking to get to some beautiful water! We observed several large (16+) trout holding in both streams and managed a very nice fat holdover rainbow on a favorite early season emerger pattern along with decent stockies on caddis dries. We are adding these streams to our "Evenings on the Natchaug" program both being within 15 minutes of the Natchaug River. The Natchaug was running a bit higher than usual but we expect lower levels and the insect activity to really peak this last week in April based on forecasts. Drag free!