A weekend trek up Route 7 from northwestern Connecticut to Burlington, Vermont, will deliver you to the crucible of Northeastern freshwater fishing. But what many insiders won't tell you is that this trip doesn't feature just trout, but also bass, northern pike, and even huge carp. Renowned Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said it best: "There is no tonic like the Housatonic." Surely he was talking about the fishing in the river at Cornwall, Connecticut. The clear, cold water here provides prime flyfishing for trophy brown trout and smallmouth bass, especially in the upper Trout Management Area from Falls Village down to the Route 4 bridge.