River Reports

Deerfield/Swift River Fishing Report 7/11/18

Early mornings and evenings have been the best times to fish the Deerfield River from Fife brook dam to Charlemont. Try big attractor dry droppers during the middle of the day and high water.

The Swift River was stocked 6/29 and the C&R was extended to Cady Lane. Some fish are stacked up in the usual spots but some have spread out. The water flow has increased to 130cfs and this should help them spread out more. It’s been a mixed bag of flies so change up if you’re not hooking up. Soft Hackles 14-20, PT Nymphs 16-22, Hot Butt Nymph 14-16, Squirmies and Mop flies have been hot. Sulfurs 14-18 have been coming off and a variety of caddis and mayflies  16-22 have worked if presented correctly.

Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, White Cahills/Cream Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,  Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12.

Recommended equipment for the Deerfield is 8’6″ – 10′ 4, 5 or 6 weight rods. 7.5-9′ 4X – 6X leaders. WF Floating line for all around use and a sink tip lines are recommended during high water levels.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 7/2/18

The recent heat wave have really raised the water temps. The lower river below Shelburne has reached 70 degrees +. If you are going for trout then fish the catch and release areas or fish the Swift River. We are closed on Wednesday have a happy and safe 4th of July.

Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, White Cahills/Cream Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16, March Brow/March Brown Cripple Emerger 12-14, Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Cahills 12-14, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12.

Recommended equipment for the Deerfield is 8’6″ – 10′ 4, 5 or 6 weight rods. 7.5-9′ 4X – 6X leaders. WF Floating line for all around use and a sink tip lines are recommended during high water levels.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 6/26/18

Early morning and evenings are the best times to be out right now. The hour before dark has provided he best dry fly action. White mayflies have been the top producer still. Water temps are spiking up during the day and fish should be landed and released quickly. Point them upstream and revive them before letting them go. Target the riffles if you are fishing mid day.

White Cahills/Cream Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16, March Brow/March Brown Cripple Emerger 12-14, Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Cahills 12-14, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12.

Recommended equipment for the Deerfield is 8’6″ – 10′ 4, 5 or 6 weight rods. 7.5-9′ 4X – 6X leaders. WF Floating line for all around use and a sink tip lines are recommended during high water levels.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 6/15/18

We need rain! Fishing remains good with cool nights and some cool cloudy days keeping the water temps down. Don’t pass up the skinny riffles. Trout like to get out of the direct sunlight  and will find comfort in riffly broken water. Evening hatches remain good with white mayflies being the profound hatch on average.

White Cahills/Cream Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16, March Brow/March Brown Cripple Emerger 12-14, Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Cahills 12-14, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12.

Recommended equipment for the Deerfield is 8’6″ – 10′ 4, 5 or 6 weight rods. 7.5-9′ 4X – 6X leaders. WF Floating line for all around use and a sink tip lines are recommended during high water levels.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 6/5/18

There are  a lot of Mayflies and Caddis hatches happening currently. Evening dry fly action has been good if you are in the right place at the right time. Wet flies are working well and nymphs are really putting up the numbers.

March Brow/March Brown Cripple Emerger 12-14, Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Cahills 12-14, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12.

Recommended equipment for the Deerfield is 8’6″ – 10′ 4, 5 or 6 weight rods. 7.5-9′ 4X – 6X leaders. WF Floating line for all around use and a sink tip lines are recommended during high water levels.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 5/23/18

We are still seeing some Hendricksons in the afternoon with sporadic Tan Caddis hatches throughout the day. Some Olive/Brown Caddis have been popping late afternoon into the evening. Dry fly action is slowly improving and nymphs and buggers are producing strong results. Water flows have been good with times of low flows (130cfs) in the catch and release areas. The lower stretches have been good with flows in the 600-900cfs range.

Hendrickson’s 14-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12, Eggs.

Recommended equipment for the Deerfield is 8’6″ – 10′ 4, 5 or 6 weight rods. 7.5-9′ 4X – 6X leaders. WF Floating line for all around use and a sink tip lines are recommended during high water levels.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 5/17/18

Conditions are really good right now. The fish have spread out into the pockets and riffles and are actively feeding. They are taking a variety of nymphs subsurface from attractors to standard mayfly, caddis and stonefly patterns. Surface action has slowly started to increase.

Dark Hendrickson’s 14-16, Tan Caddis 16-18, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12, Eggs.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 5/10/18

Conditions continue to heat up on the Deerfield and surrounding rivers. Water temps have reached the mid 50’s and the fish are quite active. Flows have dropped and continue to drop. The Millers River is reaching a fishable water flow and the Westfield will start to pick up. There has been some sporadic surface action but all fish on our guided trips have been below. Soft hackle wet flies will start to come into play over the next couple weeks and tend to produce some of the most vicious strikes.

Dark Hendrickson’s 14-16, Tan Caddis 16-18, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12, Eggs.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 5/3/18

Feels like we went from winter to summer in one day. The Deerfield River is continuing to run high but is gradually going down. We’ll have to wait and see what happens for the weekend.

The smaller rivers in the area have been the place to be. Much more accessible and fun to fish right now. Fish them now before we get into the dog days of summer. We are getting reports of some Dark Hendrickson’s and small Tan Caddis sporadically hatching. The rainbows have been hitting Olive Woolly Buggers consistently.

We have a few dates available for float trips, wade trips and lessons. Give us a call to book a day with us.

Dark Hendrickson’s 14-16, Tan Caddis 16-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12, Eggs.

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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 4/26/18

It’s looking like most rivers will be blown out this weekend. Some of the smaller rivers may be fishable by Friday or Saturday. This could also be a good opportunity to explore some of the many thin blue lines we have around here. There has been some nice wild fish on the feed.

Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12, Eggs.

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!