May 03, 2018 2 min read

Hi Folks!  Some great reports coming in from our staff and guides so thought I'd post a quick update to yesterday's report.

Sal Renzuella from Riverkeeper Guide Service (1-203-722-8901) was guiding on both the Farmington. Sal says on Tuesday he was on the lower Farmingtonwhere there was a heavy hatch of Hendricksons with trout actively feeding on them. He also noted that there were quantities of Paraleps on the water but the trout were keyed in on the Hendricksons.

Yesterday Sal floated the lower West Branch of the Delaware where he encountered a significant hatch of Hendricksons but with few risers on them. However, late in the day they came across a few fish finally keying-in on the hatch and landed the beautiful 20.5" Brown pictured below.

Ben Rinker from East Branch Outfitters info@eastbranchoutfitters (267-221-4383) reports that he was floating the lower Delaware East Branch with David Nelson and friends yesterday. There was some steady activity on dries, nymphs and streamers. David picked up a lovely 20"+ fish on a Hendrickson dry. A half-dozen other fish were taken on streamers and nymphs - the smallest being 16". They saw "a smattering" of Hendricksons through the afternoon. Ben also reports that with the acquisition of their new property along Peas Eddy Road in Hancock, East Branch Outfitters has additional lodging available for both individual and small groups of anglers. Give them a call!

On the Saltwater front, reports have been coming in from all over that the Connecticut shoreline of L.I. Sound is on fire with Stripers - they have arrived! There has been heavy activity from Greenwich to Milford and points North! Lots of schoolies but also some larger fish mixed in as well. The shot below is of our very own Pat Fowler and a great fish he took yesterday in Darien.  Pretty much all the standard flies have been effective including Clausers and Deceivers. Most reports are that fish have been most active on a falling tide. So pick a beach, cove, inlet, pond - and do a little prospecting - chances are you'll hook up with some nice fish.

And finally, be sure not to miss the Sage On The Water Tour right here at the Compleat Angler this Friday, May 4th from 3:00-8:00PM. There will be demo rods available for casting, free casting instruction, food and drinks, and a raffle drawing for a Sage 9' 5WT X-model rod, Spectrum Max 9/10 reel, and a #5WT In-Touch Rio line. So come on down and throw some of Sage's great rods!

'Till next time, wishing you tight lines!