HOUSATONIC RODS
AUGUST
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AUGUST 2007
 

August 28, 68 degrees 9PM
Moonrise at the Corner after dark, ~120 cfs, - 60sec exposure


 

August 23, 74 degrees 4PM

Lower Meadows at ~140 cfs flow (Falls Village gage) - click this photo for larger image

August 16, 4:30PM, 83 degrees
one of several Ospreys at work -
click on images for short video


 

old tangled vines on the riverbank

the trout are still in the refuges

at least those that haven't been eaten:

 

August 15, 6:30PM
some photos speak for themselves


 

Ken Corey throwing a low loop to the smallies

August 8, 8:45PM
after dark, 60 sec. exposure - multi-shot panorama at the Corner -
no Leukon tonight.

 
with water temps in the mid-80s,
a few trout don't find the cool water of the tribs and end up disoriented to die in the shallows:

deer in the valley

August 7, 5:30PM - 78 degrees
feeding Rainbows - click on image for VIDEO


 
 

2007 White Flies
August 2nd, 9PM - 76 degrees
the water is warm tonight - too hot to catch trout

 
A pensive Al Mason carefully contemplates what hatch might possibly be active this time of year...
 hmmm..

and his choice works:

 


 

August 3 2005 - 78 degrees - 9PM
White Flies!

August 27 2003 -  76 degrees - 4:20PM

August 26 2003 - 74 degrees - 2PM
young spotted salamander - some ways from the river

August 24 2003 -  65 degrees - 7:30PM
waiting for bugs toward the tail end of the White Fly hatch - good trout temps and a busy Sunday night for August

August 22 2003 -  78 degrees - 2:30PM

August 19 2003 -  66 degrees - 9:30PM
spent White Flies on water

August 17 2003 -  64 degrees - 8-9PM

WHITE FLY!
the evening starts as the storms part
to reveal a placid sunset - with no clue to the chaos going on below

the first sign, bugs flying up the road

out on the river:

bugs that collected in a fold of my waders!

August 15 2003 -  73 degrees - 8:00PM - a 'light' White Fly hatch into dark - it begins.

August 13 2003 -  73 degrees - 9:20PM
Water Strider (immature) feeds on one of very few White Flies on the surface

(above/R) hundreds of Water Striders  and a few Crane Flies attracted to flashlight beam

August 13 2003 -  79 degrees - 12:40PM

water high and cloudy today due to thunderstorms

August 11 2003 -  78 degrees - 7:20PM
Ken Corey throws a nice smooth loop across the Farmington with a copy of a Dickerson 801610

August 10 2003 -  74 degrees - 8PM
storms & waiting for the White Flies

August 8 2003 -  78 degrees - PM
 heavy air makes evening mist pour along the river

August 5 2003 -  75 degrees - 12:50PM
Corner pool - quiet but breezy afternoon -

this time of year most creatures stay close to the water but use the foliage for camouflage

August 4 2003 -  77 degrees - 2:45PM
from the Birches during a pulse of 750cfs

 
 

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March 20, 1921- August 29, 2003
 

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