Thursday, April 17, 2014

CT Opening Day Trout Season, April 19, 2014

IF the weather holds we should have a fine opening day on the Natchaug and all Connecticut rivers.

Continuing our opening day tradition, we will be hosting our no-charge fly casting clinic at Charlie Brown Campground, Eastford CT, Rt. 198 on the Natchaug River on Saturday from 1-3 pm after the morning mob scene!

You're welcome to join us; we'll have plenty of rods, reels fully equipped for your use, OR bring your gear by and we'll check your butt section, nail, blood, and surgeon's knots and whatever else…(Even loop-to-loop connections!)  Look for our signs at the campground entrance.

OPENING DAY TIP:  Get away from the worm throwers…walk, explore, walk some more!  There are great locations on most all our trout streams that most folks never bother with.  Stay close to roads, bridges, easy access points and you'll be sure to find yourself shoulder to shoulder with the opening day one-day wonders!

Stoneflies and early season quills have been showing recently on the Moosup and Willimantic rivers without much surface interest from the trout.  This will change with steadier water levels and temps.

The CT DEP hasn't updated it's site recently, but we assume the first round of stocking has been completed.  Our larger rivers, Natchaug included, should hold some nice fall holdovers as well.

We're booking "Evenings on the Natchaug" now.  Care to join us?  We'll work out a convenient day/date and time for some dry fly action!

We'll continue to update the blog as news warrants…in the meantime our  PRIVATE mail list continues to grow with special updates and current info…sign up, we'll keep you in the loop!


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