Saturday, June 30, 2012

June - Life on a river

We had it all in June - heat and rain; high water, low water, hot water.  Any given day was a challenge, but on average: perfection!
The rains of May carried into June and the ensuing high water had us scrambling.  Our early June Northeast Fly Fishing School class in Henniker was great, but the Contoocook River was too high to fish, so we moved the on-stream session to the South Branch Piscataquog River in New Boston, NH.  There were still plenty of fish in the river and the students caught a few.  Here is a link to the class video. It was good to have some youngsters and women in the class.  They did quite well and added a lot to the personality of the class. If you haven't fished the Piscataquog River, you should give it a try. I fished it alone and with clients a few times in May and June.  I also spent 7 days in April and May on the tributaries doing volunteer culvert assessment data collection with our local TU chapter.  This river is a real gem, and I hope our project pays off in the future by improving the habitat to the point where the wild brookies in the headwaters are able to populate the main stem of the river and return to the refuge of the tribs as needed.
I just got back from two weeks guiding in Errol at our "virtual fishing  lodge."  More about that in the next post.
Did any of you folks have some fish tales to relate about your June fishing?