Hendricksons “Meet the trout” on the Farmington.

Hendrickson Mayfly (male with large tomato eyes and female with dark eyes and light body)

 

Date: 4-23-10

Water Flow: 311cfs

Visibility: clear

Water Temp: 51F

Water Condition: good

Access Point: below lower TMA

Hatches (in order of importance): Hendrickson 12-16, Caddis 20-22, Bwo 18-22.

Comments: Well we finally got a great look at the Hendrickson hatch today. My daughters and I watched mayflies hatch from 2pm to 4pm when the hatch tapered off. Males with there tomato round eyes, and females with their small black eyes poured off the small riffle as my girls swooped them up for inspection in their butterfly net. I returned to the water in the evening hours and saw lots of spinners gathering over the water. A few spinners hit the water and the fish gobbled them up quickly. I threw on a size 12 Rusty Spinner and took several stocked fish. This was the first look at this years stocked browns and man they are fat! The next few day will be a great time to hit the water and look for fish rising to Hendrickson hatches in the afternoon and spinnerfalls in the evening. Caddis are still blowing the water up in the am making for exciting fishing as well as the Bwo’s that hit the water along with them.

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