Fly Fishing Report from the Headwaters of the Connecticut River

Catch and Release Connecticut River Brook Trout
Thanks to Roman for the report and to Adrian for the great photos.

Hey Theaux,
We drove up north a few days ago to help Adrian with moving into his new apartment up at Dartmouth. While in the north country, we just had to take a few days off to do some fishing.From Hanover, we continued 3 hours north to the far northern-most tip of New Hampshire to the headwaters of the Connecticut River where we spent a few days catching trout. Not only were the mid 60s temperatures an absolute pleasure after the sweltering heat back home, but the fishing (and the catching) was excellent. In the trophy stretch, the water was flowing clear at around 150 cfs and 61°. There was a smattering of caddis and blue wing olives and imitations of these were successful at bringing fish to the surface. However, the fish were more interested in feeding below the surface and we found the pheasant tail nymph to be the perfect tool for fooling the trout. We caught numerous trout over 12″, several over 15″ – almost all of them fat rainbows and putting up a good fight. Included in our catch were also several brook trout -the best of these was caught by Adrian – a fat brookie that we estimated at about 20″. From there, we drove south to do a couple of days backpacking in the White Mountains. I wish we had another few days to spend up here but reality forces me to come back home. Fortunately there are fish awaiting in the Gunpowder!

Beautiful New Hampshire Brook Trout