Note: The WARE River got stocked Tuesday 10/11
The Fishing - Saturday was good down at the Bridge Street Pool but dead as a door nail at Orcutt. Ditto for the Kempfield section.
Sunday was totally different. Bridge Street was loaded with willing trout but Orcutt was as good as it's ever been. The empty spots on Saturday were full of trout on Sunday. I've seen this happen with Fall stocked fish before especially on the EB. They will stay together as a school but that school will move around. Find the school and all hell breaks loose. Don't find the school and you may be blanked. Get a good rain and the school breaks up.
All told my client Scott landed about two dozen dark chunky bows and missed as many. The same thing for former clients Alex and Mikaela. I will not tell you what we used except it was a variety of flies some working better than others but all were presented on the swing after a nice, long cast. No broomstick presentations thank you!!
We had a steady, hard drizzle for the entire trip with temperatures dropping into the low 50's by mid afternoon.BTW,the water temperature stayed within the 56 to 58 degree range on both days making it equal to the Farmington River this weekend if Upcountry's site is correct and the Millers had a better flow too! Blue Wing Olives were popping up throughout the day with some scattered rises here and there. The sugar maples along the river were in full color. On the way home I remembered that the Patriots were playing the lowly browns and turned the radio on at the half. Brady had a good start to the game but I'd rather spend the day bending fly rods!!!
P.S. Because of cancellations I have 2 open dates on Saturday 10/15 and Friday 10/21. First come, first served. Full or half day. They will book quickly. Just email me and it's yours. Ken 10/12 - 10/15 is booked