Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Another Great Shetucket Day!

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!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Salmon Stocking on the Shetucket!

We were by chance at the Shetucket on Wednesday, October 3 and filmed a short video of the CTDEEP folks stocking the Atlantics.  We fished some of the holding areas, but these beauties were still figuring out what to do outside of the hatchery!  Should be good fishing in a few days! Took a few trout which are present in the runs and pools.

Remember to check the Shetucket River condition by calling 860-456-4115.  Breaker is OPEN is good...river is fishable.  Breaker is CLOSED means the river is high due to releasing water and better to avoid. Try streamers in varying colors, buggers, leeches, etc.

We stopped by the Natchaug at dusk and trout are holding in some of the deeper pools, however the flow is very low, but the water is surprisingly cool.