John D: I have it that the Quabbin itself will open the 13th but the Y pool will not be open unless there is a change in thinking. Striblue: I have fished just upstream of the bridge many times and it can be quite agravating - but is also loaded with fish and quite a challange. Like you said, midges and small flies and long fine leaders. I actually fish that pool more than further upstream or the Y pool because I am usually on an extended "lunch break" or just happen to be passing over the bridge on the way from a site visit or meeting with a client and you can be in the water in a few minutes. From the bridge and upstream is closed now and apparently will remain so. Plenty of good fishing below the bridge, though. That is where I got the two trout yesterday. Not as tough as upstream of the bridge but still pretty picky.