Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Three River Update
First off - The Swift dropped like a rock today to where it should be (apologies to those who like the 120 cfs flow). My prediction is that we will not see this scheduled release to aid the Connecticut River again this Fall. The CT River is flowing strong and with shorter days with less evaporation and Autumn rains there will be no reason for a heavy release. This happens almost every year. Unless we get a tropical storm which causes the Quabbin to overflow the flow will be fine - perfect for "fine and far off" fishing.
Second off - A source says that the Millers will get a Fall stocking on October 2nd. Most likely browns for the most part. Count the EB for that week or the week after. It's been that way for the last two years.
Now, many long time readers will ask while I'm mentioning this because in the Spring I stay away from stocking notices. Reason number 1 - Spring notices are noticed by creel carriers and "Spring only" anglers and adds to the crowd. The rivers mentioned above are CR and are populated by OUR guys and the bait guys are doing something else about now and it's not fishing. The Millers and the EB are BIG rivers with lots of casting room and they are populated with die hard fly fishers who need to spend a few months on a BIG river before the DARK season falls upon us. That's why I'm posting.
Got down to the PIPE last night. Within a half hour the three other anglers left. That's when I noticed that the only trout rising were in and below the PIPE flow. The pool was slow. I saw what looked like a BWO in the air so what the hell - on went a size 18 BWO CDC into the heavy flow. Took four bows and lost as many. Lost the last good fly, they didn't want anything to do with a nymph, so I went home for dinner. The PIPE outflow can really work for close up dry fly fishing!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:25 PM
Labels: Fly Fishing Instruction, guided fly fishing trips on the Swift River, guided fly fishing trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided fly fishing trips on the Miller River