We are greeted with a cool fall day on the Shetucket River last Friday as our guests joined us at our favorite salmon holding water. Steve had a solid take on one of Everett's hand tied Mickey Finns and we immediately changed up to a smaller traditional salmon fly. A couple of casts later he was into a solid 5 pound class 24" Atlantic salmon, his first! Several jumps and runs later, Steve did a great job bringing this beauty to hand, on a 5 weight no less! We tried to set up for a photo but as luck would have it, the fish decided to display his leaping ability and….gone! We've managed to hook up on each trip this fall as the water levels remain down with fewer dam releases and we've keyed in on the best holding areas.
Fishing should remain excellent thru December and CTDEP plans another stocking shortly.
Here's their latest report:
We have openings…let us know if you'd like to visit this exciting fall fishery!