1/8/14: Current Farmington River conditions

Yup. It’s cold out there.

As you can imagine, the recent deep freeze has transformed the Farmington into an icy mess. I drove along its length today from Farmington to Pleasant Valley. Vast stretches were completely iced over; others were clogged with slushy ice. Only the faster sections remained frozen stuff-free. This is not uncommon for the Farmington during extended periods of Arctic temperatures. If you absolutely have to fish, by all means do so. If it were me, I’d tie some flies and wait for a few consecutive days of near-forty-degrees.

It even looks cold. Taken from the Collinsville Bridge. The stretch of water directly behind me and around the bend below were totally iced over.


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