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
Fished Friday evening and all day Saturday. Friday night was a quick trip to the Nissitissit. I had some time to kill before Evening Sun Fly Shop opened. The river was stocked but very low. Fish were stacked in up in the remaining deep, fast runs. I fished for an hour and went 3 of
Charlie Shadan of the Evening Fly Shop has produced a tremendous video on the Squannacook and Nissitissit rivers. He shares decades of experience and also reveals where the good spots are. It is called “You Don’t Need a Tee Time to Fish” and here is a description from his web site: The long awaited video
I’ve not had much luck at the Nissitissit, but many anglers swear by it. I have checked out some “fishy” spots, and I write this post with the caveat that I’ve not succeeded there. Here is where I’ve fished: PRESCOTT STREET BRIDGE (map coordinates) It’s fly fishing only from the bridge to the MA/NH border.