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27 Sep '22

Housatonic River Fly-Fishing Update : 9-27-2022

Posted by Jack Wilkinson

The Housatonic River at Falls Village / Cornwall is currently stabilizing around 350 CFS from a recent high flow of almost 1000 CFS on September 23rd , Gaylordsville is running around 480 CFS. (Very Good Safe Wading Conditions)

The water is clear and very fishy! The lowering day and evening temperatures have helped return the river to safe temperatures for trout fishing and will only get better for the next few weeks to come. The water is still in the mid to high 60s with the average being 68 from Cornwall down to Gaylordsville.

The smallmouth fishing has been steady and consistent though, anglers with good reports have been saying white, red, brown, black and green baitfish patterns being the most successful.

The Fall Pike fishing will start to be fun alternative as temperatures dropping below 72 pike fishing is becoming a realistic option for us and the recent rain has bumped the flows and stirred up to food and the big girls will be looking to fill up.

Bugs to watch out for are  Blue Winged Olives, Iso's, Caddis & flying ants are most prevalent on the water so when conditions are better for trout fishing make sure to have them in your box.

I was down on the Housatonic on Wednesday doing some casting and the amount of BWO's  flying around and on the water were immpressive so stay tuned!