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bogtrotter

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East, West and NW Housatonic
« on: Apr 14, 2019, 04:47 PM »
I heard the DFW stocked the East Housatonic in Dalton this past week, so I decided to give it a whirl today.

I fished both above and below the Depot Street dam without any luck, although I did see an old timer land a big rainbow above the dam.. (He also had a smaller brown on a stringer).

Next, I gave the West Housatonic in Pittsfield, by the Clapp Park trestle, a try with similar lack of results.

Finally, I fished the NW Housatonic along Wahconah Street, both above and below the dam, and caught two small perch below it.

lowaccord66

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Re: East, West and NW Housatonic
« Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 2019, 09:31 AM »
Trout have been very inactive the past few weeks and have picked up a bit recently.  I'm starting to get into double digits an outing with the flyrod. 

How were the flows?

westernmas

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Re: East, West and NW Housatonic
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 2019, 10:51 AM »
Jon, I gave the salmon brook a try yesterday bc the flows are so high.  It was surprisingly productive.  I only landed one fish but must have missed 6 others that just didn't want to commit to the streamer.  They were short striking a bugger.  I hooked and lost one big one but they were mostly small stockers.  It's a nice change of scenery with a good amount of fish.  If the forecasts hold true it doesn't look good for the flows.
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bogtrotter

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Re: East, West and NW Housatonic
« Reply #3 on: Apr 17, 2019, 01:03 PM »
The water was high, fast and cold. 

I'm afraid the streams in my neck of the woods are probably a month behind those further to the South and East.

With luck, trout fishing action hereabouts will warm up by early May.

lowaccord66

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Re: East, West and NW Housatonic
« Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 2019, 01:46 PM »
Let me know.  Id like to bring the long rods up and fish some smaller waters. 

bogtrotter

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Re: East, West and NW Housatonic
« Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 2019, 04:14 PM »
Let me know.  Id like to bring the long rods up and fish some smaller waters.

I'll make a point of it. 

As soon as the Hoosic is fishable/productive, I will send you a PM.

I'm looking forward to the chance to reciprocate for your hosting me last spring.

lowaccord66

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Re: East, West and NW Housatonic
« Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2019, 07:48 AM »
Thanks Jim.  Come back down this way anytime!  You could make 24 trips and never fish the same stretch!

 



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