June 25th, 2009

by Brian Zinger on June 25, 2009

Wow a long time has past since I last wrote and I have covered a bunch of water in that time. From the Conn. River in Canaan to the New Haven River, and I even fished 2 days of the LCI.

Over the last 10 days the river conditions have been great and the fishing has followed suite.  The only down side has been the wind and the isolated 1/2 inch of rain that dirties some sections of the river.  The Conn. River was on fire the three days I was there.  All 3 species of trout were caught and released every day.  The water temps stayed in the low 60′s all day and there was significantly more water in Canaan than in Bloomfield.  We caught fish on a number of different flies, but the 88 was the fly of the trip and a Royal Coachman, wet and dry, did a stoke of business on rising fish.

The LCI was a blast on board the Jus’ Fishin’.  This was the 1st time I have been able to get out for this event.  The Capt. and crew had been catching many Lake Trout prior to the Tournament and that’s what we decided could put us in the money.  We caught many lakers in 2 days but couldn’t put one on the leader board.  Biggest fish for us was an 11lbs Laker. Blue and silver,black and purple where the color combo that took most fish. Most fish were caught right on the bottom in 60 – 80 feet of water.

We have been guiding on the New Haven quit a bit lately and with good reason.  This river is in perfect condition and 20 fish a day has been common.  Fish are coming on a wide variety of flies, however, a BH hare’s ear or zug bug during the day and SS Sulphers, Usual’s and Para Adams during the evening hatch have been the flies of choose.

River condition all over the state will be changing in the next couple days, We have had 3 days of 80+ degree air temps. This will put many sections of the big rivers over 70 degrees and with a good chance of T-Storms today we’ll be back to checking the stream flows prospecting for fishable water.  This is the time of year when pond and Lake fishing become a good option.

The Hexagenia hatch on many NE Kingdom still waters should start to kick off this weekend and continue into mid July. I have a few open dates from July 6th to the 15th if anyone is interesting in experiencing the “Hex Hatch”.

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