River Reports

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/19/17

The fishing has been a little up and down this week. Patience pays off on the slower days. Soft hackles have worked well this week.

Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange and PT Soft Hackle 12-16, BWO 16-20, Caddis 12-16,  Adams 12-16,  GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Squirrel Nymph 12-16 Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Black/Grey Ghost 6-10,Sculpzillas 4-8.

We have openings for guided wade trips, float trips and lessons available. Give us a call if you would like to book a time.(413)397-3665

We have a few sizes and models of Hodgman Waders on clearance. Give us a call or stop in.

The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/13/17

Fishing has been good. Water temps are perfect and the fish are active. Now is the time to be getting out there!!!!

Caddis 12-16, BWO 16-20,  Adams 12-16, Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange Soft Hackle 12-16, GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Squirrel Nymph 12-16Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Black/Grey Ghost 6-10,Sculpzillas 4-8.

We have openings for guided wade trips, float trips and lessons available. Give us a call if you would like to book a time.(413)397-3665

We have a few sizes and models of Hodgman Waders on clearance. Give us a call or stop in.

The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/3/17

Water temps were 70 degrees last week and now they are down to 60 and high 50’s. The fish are getting aggressive again and we should be seeing a stocking this week. The freestones are fishing well although in need of some water.

BWO 16-20, Adams 14-18, Ants  Black/Cinnamon 12-20, Rusty Spinners 14-18, Chernobyls  8-12, Hoppers 10-12, , Caddis 14-18, Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange Soft Hackle 12-16, GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Various Streamers 4-12.

We have openings for guided wade trips, float trips and lessons available. Give us a call if you would like to book a time.(413)397-3665

We have a few sizes and models of Hodgman Waders on clearance. Give us a call or stop in.

The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/24/17

Not a big change from last weeks report. We’ve been experiencing some pretty warm weather but it is forecasted to return to normal after Wednesday. Fall stocking will be under way starting 9/25 and ending 10/6 according to the state. We could use some rain but I think October is looking good.

Ants  Black/Cinnamon 12-20, Rusty Spinners 14-18, BWO 16-20, Chernobyls  8-12, Hoppers 10-12, Adams 14-18, Caddis 14-18, Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange Soft Hackle 12-16, GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Various Streamers 4-12.

We have openings for guided wade trips, float trips and lessons available. Give us a call if you would like to book a time.(413)397-3665

We have a few sizes and models of Hodgman Waders on clearance. Give us a call or stop in.

The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!

 

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/14/17

Ants  Black/Cinnamon 12-20, Rusty Spinners 14-18, BWO 16-20, Chernobyls  8-12, Hoppers 10-12, Adams 14-18, Caddis 14-18, Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange Soft Hackle 12-16, GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Various Streamers 4-12.

Lots of surface activity with the weather we’ve been having. Ants are active. The best time has been mornings and evenings when the water levels are low. 130cfs in the catch and release areas and 300-500cfs on the lower parts of the river. Nymphs have been producing many fish as well.

The Westfield and Millers River are fishing strong as well.

We have openings for guided wade trips, float trips and lessons available. Give us a call if you would like to book a time.(413)397-3665

The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/8/17

Ants  Black/Cinnamon 12-20, BWO 16-20, Chernobyls  8-12, Hoppers 10-12, Adams 14-18, Caddis 14-18, Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange Soft Hackle 12-16, GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Various Streamers 4-12.

The Deerfield is running high as of right now. May be a good time to chuck some streamers in the catch and release areas. Watch for the lower river to drop before heading to this section.

The Millers and Westfield Rivers  water levels have gone up this week and are fishing good. The increase in flow along with cooler water temperatures is making the fish a bit more active every day. You may want to consider these rivers if you are not into the high flows of the Deerfield.

The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!

 

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/1/17

BWO 16-20, Caddis 12-16, Tricos  18-20, Chernobyls 8-10, Hoppers 10-12, Ants 12-18, Black/Cinamon Flying Ants 16-20, Light Cahill 12-16, White Wulffs 12-14,  Golden/Black/Brown Stonefly Nymphs 8-12, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Olive/Natural Caddis Nymphs 12-18, Olive Quill nymph 14-16, Attractor Nymphs 10-18, Olive/Black Wooly Buggers 6-12, Muddler Minnow 6-10.

Water temps are looking good. 62 degrees on the upper and 66 on the lower river and dropping. Good hatches of white mayflies in the evening. Anything white seems to be working and swinging soft hackles is also quite productive. Chernobyls with an olive quill dropper has been getting some fish in the net during the middle of the day. Be willing to change your flies up.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 8/25/17

BWO 16-20, Caddis 12-16, Tricos  18-20, Chernobyls 8-10, Hoppers 10-12, Ants 12-18, Black/Cinamon Flying Ants 16-20, Light Cahill 12-16, White Wulffs 12-14,  Golden/Black/Brown Stonefly Nymphs 8-12, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Olive/Natural Caddis Nymphs 12-18, Attractor Nymphs 10-18, Olive/Black Wooly Buggers 6-12, Muddler Minnow 6-10.

Dry fly action has been sporadic at best at least for myself. BWO and white mayflies have been producing the best for our customers. Big golden stonefly nymphs 6-10 have continued to have the best results.  I had a chance to fish the Swift River and the brookies have been loving swung wet flies. The bows and brown have been a bit more trickey but have come to pt and caddis nymphs with some squirmmies mixed in. The nights are cool and daytime temps are in the 70’s so I would expect the Millers and Westfield River to start to get pretty active soon. Tight Lines.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 8/18/17

Chernobyls 8-10, Hoppers 10-12, Ants 12-18, Light Cahil 12-16, White Wulffs 12-14, BWO 16-20, Golden Stonefly Nymphs 8-12, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Olive/Natural Caddis Nymphs 12-18, Olive/Black Wooly Buggers 6-12.

These have been the hot flies over the last week or so. Conditions are good with the weather and rain we’ve been having.

 

 

Deerfield River Fishing report 8/11/17

Chernobyls 8-12,  Hoppers and Ants, PMX 8-12, BWO 16-20, Elk Wing Caddis 14-18, Adams 12-16, Light Cahills 14-16,  Tricos 18-20, Olive/cream Midges 20-24, Olive/Orange Stimulators 10-14, March Brown/GRHE Wet Flies 12-14, Soft Hackles 12-18, PT Nymphs 12-18, Olive/Natural Caddis Nymphs 10-16, WD 40 20-22, Zebra Midge 20-24, Hare’s Ear Nymphs 10-16, Black/Golden/Brown Stones 8-12, Deerfield Stone 14, Quill Jig 12-16, Sexy Walt Jig 12-16, Attractor Nymphs 10-18, Olive/Black/Brown Buggers 6-12 and other medium sized streamers 4-6.

We’re approaching the middle of August and the fishing remains good for this time of year. August can be challenging and most days you have to work for them. Rain is in order but it will come soon enough.

We are having a huge rod sale on all in stock fly rods so come on by and see what we have!