November 18, 2017

North Country Report

Submitted - 2006-05-08
Should be a great weekend in the Mt. Washington Valley! Local rivers have been stocked and the trout are beginning to respond. Water temperature on the Saco has hit the 50 degree mark. River flow on the Saco was 2300cfs Friday morning, which is still below the normal flow for this time of year. There was a slight spike in flow and level the last couple of days, but they are dropping. It is still early and the hatches are still far and few between. It is possible that a few Blue Quills might start showing up in the next few
days. There are quite a few early stones and a few assorted caddis showing up. Best bet is still to fish with wets. Hard to beat a Cone Head Muddler this time of year. Muddlers dressed with marabou instead of the traditional turkey work very well. Try Kiwi Muddlers in yellow and black. Wooly Buggers will work too. The bead head ones seem to be the best.
Local ponds are still fishing very well. Soft Hackle flies work well just about anywhere. Personal favorites are the Partridge and Yellow or Orange have been doing the trick. Various emerger patterns work well too. The trout, for the most part, are not all that selective. If I hadn’t already blown my allotted fishing days this week I would be found on the Ellis this weekend.. I am still a little groggy due to lack of sleep. A buddy and I have just returned from a whirlwind tour of some of the spring creeks around State College, Pennsylvania. If we could only import one of those creeks up here to New Hampshire.
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