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: Winter trout fishing

12-31-2005, 08:55 AM
My son has moved to Manchester, Ct. and is looking for a new job. Anyone know where there is good tailwater winter fishing for a weekend outing? Farmington?
This weather is too ridiculous for January to pass up.


12-31-2005, 10:15 AM

The Farmington has a very good winter reputation. The Housatonic can also be good if levels aren't too high.

12-31-2005, 03:45 PM
The Farmington is a great bet and isn't too far from Manchester. The Swift River is a little farther away, but offers good winter fishing.

12-31-2005, 05:33 PM
Phil , the Farmington is the place. Check out that Ct web site I gave you and you'll get the latest info. on the fishing. FishHawk.

01-01-2006, 06:28 PM
There's a guide on the Farmington that has a ton of hatch info on her site that's updated very frequently. Her name is Marla Blair and you can Google her name to get her site, it should be the first search result.

(Sorry, can't post a direct link to her site per the forum rules for non-sponsor links.)

01-02-2006, 12:31 PM

Try the Shetucket in Baltic. They stock it with Atlantic Salmon all fall and early winter. Its fantastic when the water is down but don't even bother if the water is up. I've done well with Salmon and with nice holdover browns there in the winter.

01-03-2006, 09:51 AM
Everything's still blown out in MA. Eeked out a couple nice fish on Friday but even the tailwaters are a'ragin!

01-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Went fishing on Jan 3rd. It was cold and windy but we managed a few fish. This fish was about average and had nice color. The spring spawn is not that far away.

01-09-2006, 07:43 PM
Thanks for the info fellas! Dave. I'm old Shetucket hound and was on the board of TU when the DEP was feeding The Odd Fellows Home spent salmon for Christmas. The Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is to be commended for their efforts to keep those fish off the dinner tables. It was a loooong time ago but I think the petition I started raised over a thousand signatures for the Commisioner to ponder over.

We will check out the Farm this weekend.