Housatonic River near Stratford, Connecticut
When you think of great East Cost trout fishing Connecticut somehow manages to slip most minds. However the stretch of the Housatonic River from about 9 miles south of MA where Route 7 and State Route 112 cross below Falls Village to Cornwall Bridge is trying its best to buck that kind of thinking. Part of the way it is trying to buck that kind of thinking is with a catch and release only regulation year round. It also tries to protect its fish in the summer when they are all gathered near inlets by implementing a rule that you cannot fish within 100 feet of posted inlets in the summer. All of this must be working because browns up to 15 inches and rainbow trout up to 18 inches are common. The Housatonic River also appeals to anglers with its easy access and scenery that, in places, resembles a river out west. If you are looking for tips for which kinds of flies to use try fishing with Blue-Winged Olive from late march to October. From late may on light cahills will work. Terrestrial season lasts from July until late fall. Slat drakes are good from June on. Caddis for some reason only works in May to mid-June. Lastly unlike many other trout waters with special regulations you can us live bait here which I recommend you take advantage of. Good luck fishing!
Housatonic River Fishing near Stratford, Connecticut
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 41.169266 -73.108444
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Description for Housatonic River, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Housatonic River is a stream located just 1.7 miles from Stratford, in Fairfield County, in the state of Connecticut, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout and rainbow trout here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Housatonic River. Alternate names for this stream include Pootatuck, Paugasset River and Puttetuck.
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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