Saturday, February 9, 2013
Fished the Wood River yesterday from 1:00 to 4:00. Blizzard NEMO was just starting to hit southern New England. Water levels along the Wood River in Arcadia are excellent. The water is very clear and cold. Trout are spread throughout the river. They are pretty spooky at this time. This time of the year insect activity is null. Other than the occasional tumbling nymph or caddis larva trout will take up feeding lies with very few predators on the river. Bright egg patterns under a strike indicator have been working well euro dredging 3 flies will always catch fish. You can also can try down and across swing be targeting the far bank under-cuts and swing the fly slowly accross the river. Work gently down stream covering small sections of the river. With water temps in the low to mid 30's I don't anticipate trout to be holding in the limited fast water on the Wood. It's now 3:00 on Saturday, the storm is over and the sun is out. Hopefull some of the access points will be open tomorrow.