Be sure to check out our complete guide to fly fishing the Connecticut River in Pittsburg.
Fishing Pittsburg was a success this year with tons of fish to the net, perfect weather and water levels.
We left after work on Friday and headed up 93 until we hit a spot on the Pemi River that we thought would fish nice before sunset. A few fish were hooked, but none landed. We were lucky enough to get an incredible sunset before we continued our way up north to spot some moose.
We rose at 3:30 am to make breakfast and drive all the way from Wentworth Location (camp) to the Trophy Stretch of the Connecticut. We were the second people on the water, and were doubled up within 10 feet of each other in the first 5 minutes. I landed a beautiful rainbow, and Nate netted our biggest fish of the trip, a colorful brookie. The next hour was filled with a lot of action, landing a few fish and losing twice as many.
We managed to walk the entire stretch from the Dam to Lake Francis throughout the day. Salmon, rainbows, brookies and even a sucker.
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