Farmington River Fishing Report near Blue Hills, Connecticut

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Fishing Info for the Farmington River

on December 5th

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!


Fishing Hot Spots near Farmington River

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