It was hot enough Sunday that a porcupine came down to the river to attempt to cool off. That was observed on the Millers River in the evening, after I had enjoyed a nice Father’s Day around the house with the family and held off fishing until the end of the day (our guide on
Fall is a great time to get out on the water. There are fewer people fishing, as many are chasing deer instead. And, the fish can be brilliantly colored. Here are a few memorable ones from the past. So, a friendly heads-up that MassWildlife has stocked the Deerfield, Squannacook and Nissitissit (current status report here).
The stocking trucks in Massachusetts and Connecticut have been rolling (updates, respectively, here and here). The trout season in New Hampshire ends October 15. So, prepare to fish! As of yesterday, the Deerfield, Farmington, Nissitissit, Squannacook, Swift and Westfield have been stocked. The Millers, Quinapoxet and Willimantic (among many others) are on deck for when
This is a friendly reminder that summer can be a tough time for trout, if you’re fishing freestones. A prior post about that here. Above 70 °F can be particularly challenging. Fish are cold-blooded animals, and the concentration of oxygen in water decreases as temperature increases. Of course, there can be exceptions. Statistically, there always