October 22, 2020

Dartmouth / Sunapee Region STILL Fishing Well

Submitted - 2005-07-13
Wednesday July 13, 2005

Connecticut River (NH): Upper river tributaries, such as the Wells River, are fishing well in their upper reaches. Yesterday we caught 6-8" Atlantic Salmon and Brook Trout on Elk Wing Caddis drys and Stimulators. Caddis and Stoneflies also are hatching in the lower sections of the river. Smallmouth are actively hitting surface poppers, but trout are more likely to be caught on subsurface nymphs.

Sugar River (NH): Monday's trip on the Sugar was a good one, with Rainbows and Brook trout caught throughout the day. The river was a little high due to rain, but holding at 68 degrees. Stonefly cases were on almost every rock, but the most productive flies were still a weighted Hornberg and a bead head Hare's Ear.

Lakes and Ponds: Surface activity is good on most lakes and ponds in the mornings and evenings. The Hexagenia have been hatching and fish are rising to the giant mayflys. Cahills also are hatching and White Wulffs are producing strikes.

Mascoma River (NH): A few trout have been rising after 7 PM, but high water temps (72 degrees last week) are keeping the fish down deep. Dead drifting bead head nymphs and woolly buggers may produce a few strikes

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