Housatonic River Fishing Report - The Compleat Angler

June 06, 2018

In Connecticut, guide Sal Renzuella of River Keeper Guide Service  netroutbum@gmail.com reports great action this past week on the Housatonic River. Sal reports the fish were on Cahill emergers, duns and spinners big time! Sal says that the March Browns and Gray Fox are pretty much done although the fish will still take a straggler here and there. Isos and Brown Drakes are beginning to make an appearance so be sure to have some Isos in your box as they are "trout candy"!  We have some great Iso imitations tied by Mike Motyl in the shop. The recent rains have done wonders for both the water level and temperature which is in the mid 60's. There are also reports of Alder flies (Zebra Caddis) on the Housatonic which always produce great action. Best patterns for the coming week - for dries Light Cahill (#14-#16) (in dun, emerger and spinner forms), Tan Caddis (#16-#18), Alder Fly (#14-#18), Sulfur (#14-#18), Iso (#12-#16) (in dun, emerger and spinner forms), and BWO (#16-#18).  For nymphs try a Hare's Ear (#14-#16), BH Pheasant Tail (#14-#18), Olive Nymph (#16-#18), Dark Cahill wet (#14-#16) (an old traditional wet fly pattern that is still amazingly effective), and smaller nymphs (in sizes #16-#22) such as Copper John, Zebra, and Frenchie.)

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