Overwhelming water in the Blackberry

D.J. Duntz, Tanner Reid and Jonathan Minacci showed off their catchPhoto by Anne Day

NORTH CANAAN — Brian Kinney of Bristol was at Beckley Furnace in North Canaan, trying to get his white beadhead Wooly Bugger down into the swollen, discolored Blackberry River.

Kinney said he always comes to the Blackberry for opening day. This year he was poised and ready at 5:30 a.m., waiting for the official kick-off at 6 a.m.

And it was raining.

“River came up about two feet” he said at 9:30 a.m. “Terrible fishing.”

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