I had always wanted to fish the Housatonic River. So one day Dog n Me made the drive up to Litchfield County Connecticut, to fish the Housatonic (also called Housy) River . The river runs between the western portions of Connecticut and Massachusetts and is approximately 150 miles long. It is a popular catch and release fly fishing destination. There is a section of the Appalachian Trail that follows the river near the town of Kent.
So driving up Route 7, I made a stop at Housatonic River Outfitters in Kent, CT. They were very friendly and provided me with several options to fish. I was informed that there was a section of the Appalachian Trail that ran along the river. I was intrigued and headed in that direction.
It was a hot day and after finding a place to pull off the dirt road, my four footed companion headed into the river for a quick swim. This was after disturbing a sleepy approximately 10 foot long reptile sunning in some leaves that put us both on alert.
After wading into the water I hooked into a small fish. The heat was intense and the fish were not cooperating, so we decided to return on another day.
Before returning home we continued along Route 7 and found several places that were recommended.
There are certain sections of the River that are catch and release. Please attention to the signs and reference your Connecticut Fishing License documentation.