First 2017 Fishing Report – Opening Day Rivers

First 2017 Fishing Report – Opening Day Rivers

by Len Handler April 08, 2017

Another Opening Day has arrived in Connecticut (New York Was April 1st and New Jersey is today as well.) Here is the first Fishing Report of the season – and there is good news and bad news!
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Year-End Fishing Report: November 30th 2016

Year-End Fishing Report: November 30th 2016

by Len Handler November 30, 2016

Holiday Greetings, Compleat Anglers! It has been a great season, and time now for the final fishing report of 2016!  As you know, Connecticut and Catskill trout rivers have been in a severe drought. So the rains of yesterday and today have been most welcome!  While they won't alleviate the dry conditions and low waters, they will certainly help.

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Fishing Report November 10, 2016

Fishing Report November 10, 2016

by Len Handler November 10, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  Here is your fishing report for November 10th: In both Connecticut and the Catskills, there is still some good trout fishing to be had, although the Catskill rivers are a tougher bet as early winter approaches. The Delaware River system is at good height with all three branches at a good flow level.

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Fishing Report October 20th

Fishing Report October 20th

by Len Handler October 20, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  Fall is upon us, and with it a mixture of beautiful foliage and beautiful fish! Here's the Fishing Report for October 20th! Fishing in L.I. Sound has been hot of late. There is still lots of bait (bunker of all sizes, bay anchovies, silversides and others) along the coast from Greenwich to Fairfield and points north.

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Fishing Report September 28, 2016

Fishing Report September 28, 2016

by Len Handler September 28, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  It's early fall here in Connecticut and in the Catskills and water temperatures in our freshwater rivers as well as in LI Sound are dropping nicely.  Our Connecticut rivers and the Catskill rivers are all still low due to scarce rain this summer. However, later this week will bring several days of rain and hopefully that will lift both the Farmington and Housatonic rivers, as well as the Catskill rivers such as the Delaware system and the Beaverkill.

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Fishing Report July 2nd

Fishing Report July 2nd

by Len Handler July 02, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers, and from all the staff here at the shop, we wish you a Happy Holiday Weekend!  Here is the fishing report for 4th of July Weekend!  Our rivers, lakes and ponds are in full summer conditions, so it pays to check ahead to ascertain water levels, temperatures and hatching activity.

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Fishing Report June 25th

Fishing Report June 25th

by Len Handler June 25, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  Trout fishing is very much under summer conditions, with some rivers being too low and warm to fish effectively and other rivers still fishing well. This week Catskill rivers were a mixed bag.

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Fishing Report June 16th

Fishing Report June 16th

by Len Handler June 16, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  Summer has set in and fishing remains strong, both in our freshwater rivers and in Long Island Sound! Catskill rivers are very much in a summer pattern, with clear water and summer hatches in full swing...

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Fishing Report June 1

Fishing Report June 1

by Len Handler June 01, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers! Here is the fishing report for June 1st. Fishing has remained strong in Connecticut and Catskill rivers and in Long Island Sound, but fresh-water anglers should pay close attention to river conditions and water temperatures in both Catskill and Connecticut rivers.

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Fishing Report May 14th

Fishing Report May 14th

by Len Handler May 14, 2016

Here's the Fishing Report for May 14th.  Connecticut and Catskill NY rivers are in great shape. The recent rains (with a little more scheduled today) have kept flows at a healthy level while still allowing for good wading and floating. On the Farmington and Housatonic, there have been Hendricksons, Rusty Spinners, BWOs, and especially caddis (both olive and tan.)

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Fishing Report May 11th

Fishing Report May 11th

by Len Handler May 11, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  Finally the sun has broken through once again! With warmer air temperatures, there should be some great fishing weather over the next couple of weeks. Both Connecticut and Catskill rivers are in great shape and nicely wadeable. Water temperatures are still in the high 40's through the low 50's, so perfect for both dry and nymph activity.

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Fishing Report May 5th

Fishing Report May 5th

by Len Handler May 05, 2016

Greetings Compleat Anglers!  Here is your Fishing Report for May 5th.  Trout fishing in Connecticut and Catskill rivers has been great over the past week. Overcast, cool and showery weather has the bugs up in good numbers and the fish are definitely on them.

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