This month has seen a lot of rain, and flows in Gorham, NH have ranged from 1,600 cfs earlier in the month, to 10,000 cfs last week. Things settled to around 8k on Friday and we gave it a go. Though still off color, we were able to find some fish, 16 to be exact, plus a few more that got sore lips. The tribs were running clear, and we were able to find fish in some of the softer lies- ones that don’t even exist under normal flows. Father and son, Tim and Carl, had a lot of fun, and it was the first time the latter had ever held a fly rod, but by the end of the day he was casting like a pro. I see a fly rod purchase in his future.
As usual for this month, as soon as it starts to get good, we get another pounding of rain. I had to postpone a trip for a client this week for the 3rd week in a row! I keep promising thing will get better if he can just hold out. Good news is that all the rain should keep the river temps lower for longer (68 on Friday), and extend the season some.
Here are some of the highlights from Friday