Farmington River near Blue Hills, Connecticut
For the 22 miles from the gates of the Goodwin Dam to the Connecticut River the Farmington river is number one on the top 100 best trout streams list as compiled by Trout Unlimited and it’s easy to see why; the water is what is known as "gin clear". It runs through rustic, historical land and it runs through a bunch of scenic small towns. There are plenty of places to launch a canoe thanks to three state forests (Peoples, Tunixs, and American Legion). That’s not to mention the handicapped accessible fishing pier, steady water flow, really great trout stocked trout fishery with many 14+ inch fish present, and experimental Atlantic salmon. Oh, ya and the river is open year round. If you are curious about what kind of hatches happen at what times of the year here look no further; you can find Olives, blue quills, and quill gordons from April to mid may. From Mid-May until late June you can find Sulphurs. Slate drakes can be found from July until the leaves start to turn. It should be noted that a special 3.5 mile section from about a mile upstream from Route 318 Bridge to Route 219 Bridge is set aside for catch and release fishing which means you have to use only barbless hooks and you have to release any fish you catch. As for fishing tips your best bet when the rivers are high is to fish the back channels that almost dry up in the summer. When the water is low try fishing deep holes, overhung banks, and any other cooler water you can find. Good luck fishing!
Farmington River Fishing near Blue Hills, Connecticut
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Details for Farmington River
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 41.832321 -72.638428
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Description for Farmington River, Hartford County, Connecticut
Farmington River is a stream located just 3.3 miles from Blue Hills, in Hartford County, in the state of Connecticut, United States, near East Hartford, CT. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass here. Whether you’re spinning, baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Farmington River. Alternate names for this stream include Tunkis, Wattankshausepo and Tunckseasapose.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Connecticut Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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"After a few unsuccessful trips here. We caught nice size bass here from shore by the baseball..." Hanover Pond
"Fished early morning with an ultralight and crawlers...." Copper Mine Brook
"I'm trying for largemouth...is there any still in Broad Brook Mill pond?..." Broad Brook Millpond
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