NOTE: The Millers is being stocked today 10/7!! Thank you Bill B.
It appears that contributor "Tincup" was right when he said that the Swift and the Deerfield would be the only rivers in this State which will received trout this Fall(so far). In fact, my friend Brad was at the Swift when they dumped them in at the Gauge Run yesterday. The water temperature is dropping and was 63 degrees yesterday which is a good thing. Now, if the flow would only go down to put the brookies on the beds. We need rain for that to happen and it's not going to happen this weekend. The Connecticut River will be down and the Swift will be up. Thank you Hurricane Matthew!
The Millers is one of the few rivers that is flowing half way decently. It would be nice to get a stocking BUT trout (browns) are being caught which means they made it through the Summer. We will be there this weekend.
If ponds are your thing then check out the Fall stocking list and then get a kayak, canoe or just waders and head out over the next two months. I remember hitting the ponds years ago on warm Fall days when it seemed that every trout was on the surface. It was fun and it was very uncrowded. Maybe I'll do that!!!
One of my best dry fly days occurred around Columbus Day in 2009 on the EB. The air was full of Blue Wing Olives and the 'bows couldn't get enough of them. Sadly it will not happen this year.