Well, it looks as though both flows and water temperatures are improving (Oct. 2 edit:
Or, not. See below this post for comments from some very kind readers). For example, click here
to see some metrics for the Quinapoxet. And, the Massachusetts DFW stocking trucks started to roll on September 29.
I’ll be fishing during Columbus Day weekend. I target that time for a trip, usually to the Farmington and Westfield rivers. That is usually when the weather has turned and the fall stocking has been completed. New fish will make the existing fish more aggressive, for there’s new competition for food. The rivers are less crowded, as more people turn to hunting. And, the scenery of autumn leaves is often absolutely stunning.
Keep an eye out for updates on the fall stocking. Massachusetts lists its updates here; for example, the Deerfield was just stocked. Connecticut’s updates are here.
Enjoy the weekend!