3/25/11 Farmington Stream Report

Date:  3/25/11

Water flow:  Water levels have dropped this week down to a combined 1000cfs for the upper TMA.

Visibility:  Clearing

Water temp:  34*F – am warming to 36*F on warmer days

Water conditions:  River is running a little high but still mostly negotiable.

Hatches:  W/S Caddis pupae 22-24, Gray Spring Stoneflies 12-16,

Would the "Infamous" Kahle Worm please stand up!

Comments:  The water level has been extremely high for the past week.  I fished the Upper TMA both with streamers and nymphs with a good bit of success.  The sun provided some warmth which got the fish moving a little and feeding.  Some Go-To’s are Yellow Stonefly Nymphs 10-14, Crane fly larva 4-6, Kahle worms 4-6, small eggs or sucker spawn, W/S Caddis larvae 16-18, Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18.  Streamers like Zonkers, Clousers, and Wooly Buggers will give a nice profile for fish to slash at.  I have received some action on some tandem streamers that I tied up for the high water flows of Spring.  Nymphing was especially good to me this week landing several nice Browns.  I will be looking for some dry fly action on W/S Caddis pupae this weekend, the waters’ warming trend should bring on some solid hatches of these critters right at daybreak or soon thereafter.  Look for this to happen especially on slower moving parts of the river.  The snow has finally removed itself from most of our local parking spots and Anglers once again will be able to find their way into most parking areas.  Good luck out there and hope to see you all on the river!

JW

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