Hit the Squannacook yesterday with my buddy Steven. We were determined to use only dry flies on our weight#3. To our surprise there were almost no mayflies around and therefore no rising fish. There was a lot of midges though. We spotted a few big fish on the bottom and Steven ended-up tying a streamer and hooked-up with a nice big rainbow but that was the highlight of the day. Now guys help me here. How come there was nobody fishing the Squannacook on a sunny warm day like yesterday? Is there something we should know? .
Does anybody know if they stocked the squannacook with only rainbows or browns. Last year there was a decent amount of hungry browns and around the same period of the year there was a ton of mayfly and the fish were rising all over the place. I know we had some cold weather recently but 3 weeks ago the water was covered with mayflies and yesterday almost nothing.
Anyway, still determined to use dry flies and not nymphs we then went to the Nissitissit around 5:00pm. Pretty much the same. We had the all river in the Prescott bridge area just for the two of us. Nothing going on below the bridge. A lot of tiny midges and too many hungry mosquitos. A few fish rising in the FF only area but no taker. We probably should have switch to nymphs at one point during the day.
Despite not seeing anybody at the Squannaccok we can't be the only ones fishing. Any reports guys?