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APRIL 2007

Brown rising for Hendricksons

Don catches and lets him go

April 26, 2007
Hooded Merganser

April 30 - 23" Pike at the Wall


 
 



 

April 29 2005 - 53 degrees - PM
Brown sipping spinners -

Tony Macchiarola Photo (thanks Tony)

April 26 2005 - 55 degrees - 6:55PM
sunlight catches Hendrickson spinners in the air - good spinner fall tonight

and within a half-hour all over the water:

April 20 2005 - 82 degrees - 3:45PM

April 18 2005 - 69 degrees - 4:30PM
 2005 Hendrickson pics:

Emerging male:

Female:


April 17 2005 - 65 degrees - 6:40PM - A few fish rising to Hendricksons and Stoneflies. Caddis and Olives in the air as well.
Torrey works the top of Church Pool

April 16 2005 - 65 degrees - 4:15PM - female Hendrickson Dun
Hendricksons appeared around 3:15 PM this afternoon with a light hatch to ~6PM and tapering off into dark

April 14 2005 - 65 degrees - 4:20PM - no Hendricksons, plenty of 1 inch Stoneflies
The water is clearing nicely

April 3 2005 - 44 degrees - 4:00PM - very high water after recent rains; will it be down for the hatch?

the BIG ROCK at the Corner Pool - under water!

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April 28 2004 - 52 degrees - 4:30PM
Hendricksons scattered all over the water in the wind - including a few spinners


Female Dun: light almost olive colored body, size 10-12
Male Dun: dark reddish body, big spherical eyes size12-14


 

April 28 2004 - 38 degrees - 7:30AM
the water is high and cloudy so I couldn't help adding a shot of this morning's colorful toms and hens

April 26 2004 - 51 degrees - 5:10PM
April showers bring may...flies?

The plants are beginning to green-up a bit around a few die-hards putting up with the rain.

 

April 22 2004 - 64 degrees - 6:00PM
the river getting busy with the chance of rising fish and spinners - there were a few of both tonight

April 19 2004 - 87 degrees - 5:00PM

April 18 2004 - 73 degrees - 3:20PM
            -the Hendricksons have arrived!


just a very few cruising fish catch on to the activity at the surface

Rob Nicholas shoots some casts from the wall with a 7613-L copy
"M-mm. This thing has some power..!"

April 14 2004 - 47 degrees - 7:20AM

April 11 2004 - Easter - 56 degrees - 4:00PM
the Meadows Gate is open again

numerous Stoneflies and Olives on the surface cause a few splashy rises here and there
Note: Olive=2 tails, Blue Quill (Paraleptophlebia)=3 tails

April 7 2004 - 42 degrees - 5:25PM
a few sz16 Olives on the water this afternoon

April 2 2004 - 37 degrees - 9:45AM


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April 30 2003 - 50 degrees - 9:10 AM

April 29 2003 - 70 degrees - 4:30 PM

fisherman working a nice riser near the end of today's hatch

April 29 2003 - 68 degrees - 8:50 AM - AM Hendrickson spinner ffall

April 26 2003 - rainy 48 degrees - 2:30PM

April 24 2003 - raw, breezy 45 degrees - 11:30AM

before noon, even in the cold wind - a few Hendricksons emerging - and no trout rising

April 22 2003 - 42 degrees - 8:50AM

50 degrees - 8:40AM

water clearing up nicely

April 20 2003 - 71 degrees - 4:20PM -
Hendricksons are here!
 

April 19 2003 - 65 degrees - 3:30PM
KC at the Shepaug - opening day

April 17 2003 - 45 degrees - 2:20PM

Not a Hendrickson

April 15 2003 - 75 degrees - 2:30PM
still waiting for the Hendricksons & a casualty of a long winter? (mink)

April 14 2003 - 56 degrees - 12:30PM

April 8 2003 - 28 degrees - 10:34AM
AFTER ~2"snow

April 7 2003 - 25 degrees - 9AM
BEFORE

April 2 2003 - 39 degrees - 8:45AM

April 1 2003 - 26 degrees - 9AM
cloudy river water meets the clear water of brook

 


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