Tailwater trout are finicky, given the abundance of food. Tailwater trout in catch and release areas, I suspect, are even more choosy. That’s why the WD-40 fly has been fun to fish, particularly in the Swift River C&R area. It has fooled the wily rainbows there. Tied in a small size, like #28 to #32,
I’m sure many of you have flipped through copies of On The Water magazine. I used to subscribe for many years and really enjoyed it. Well, you now can sign up for a weekly Massachusetts fishing report (more here). In today’s version, they also mention specifically the Charles River as a good spot. Perhaps, they
Colie Egerston was kind enough to email me with a fishing report. He yesterday hit one of his favorite small streams to seek wild browns and brookies. Unfortunately, water conditions were less than ideal in terms of temp and color. But, he may try again on Saturday. And, for me, I’ve been tying some flies.
Trout are tough to figure out. But, I’ve learned over time that one thing really, really matters: water temperature. That’s why I never leave for the river without my stream thermometer. Since learning about this, I now know where to find trout, when in the day, and what fly/technique to use. I have to credit all