Sources cite that the stretches of the Quinapoxet are free of ice. I don’t know that river at all and have been eager to fish it.
But, I will have to wait.
Coleman Egertson, a really informed angler (his blog here), mentioned to me that the water is cold and that it is unlikely that any fish there will take a fly.
He saw that the USGS site is once again relaying temp data for that river. Click here for the latest chart, and there’s a screen shot here:
So, the waiting game for Massachusetts water this weekend continues. Again, I’m still thinking of hitting the Farmington in CT. A lot of driving, though.