River Reports

Deerfield River Fishing Report 12/1/17

Conditions have been good on the lower river and there have been good reports from the C&R areas as well. Looks like we are in for about one more week of this weather before it gets pretty cold. The lower river has been good at a level below 600cfs.

PT’s 16-20, Caddis Nymphs 14-18, Sexy Walts 14-16, Frenchie’s 12-16, Stonefly Nymph 6-10, Black/Olive Woolly Buggers 6-10, Sculpins 4-8, Squirmies and eggs. A large stonefly with a sz16-20 trailing behind has been a proven fish getter. Buggers and medium sized streamers with a couple slow strips and a pause has produced as well.

We have cold weather gear in the shop to keep you warm this winter. Having the right gear can make all the difference in the world.

We still 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 11/24/17

The water temps are getting cold and the takes are getting pretty subtle. A lot of eats on buggers but not a lot of strong hook ups resulting in lost fish. Getting a nymph right into their mouth has brought the most fish to the net this week. A large stonefly as an attractor and for weight with a sz 16-20 nymph trailing has been a good combo.

PT’s 16-20, Caddis Nymphs 14-18, Sexy Walts 14-16, Frenchie’s 12-16, Stonefly Nymph 6-10, Blac/Olive Woolly Buggers 6-10, Sculpins 4-8, Squirmies and eggs.

The water flows tend to run high this time of year so getting down deep and putting a fly right in front of them or better yet right in their mouths is key. Sink tip lines or sinking leaders when chucking streamers can make all the difference. On the warmer days you can still be successful on the surface with midges. Olive and black have been the hot colors for this method. The weather is looking pretty fishable for the upcoming week.

We have cold weather gear in the shop to keep you warm this winter. Having the right gear can make all the difference in the world.

We still 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 11/14/17

Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Stoneflies 8-12, Various Attractor Nymphs 10-18, San Juan Worms 12, Eggs 14, Woolly Buggers 6-12, Heisenburg Baby Bow, Sculpins and Sculpzillas 4-8.

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 11/3/17

The Deerfield is high and stained from the rain in the beginning of the week. Fish the back eddies and slack waters if you know where to find them. Streamers on sink tips or heavy nymphs will be in order. The Millers is still blown out. The Swift is running good and the fish are active from reports of anglers coming in. The Westfield is at a good level along with all the other small rivers and streams in the area.

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 10/26/17

We’ve received some much needed rain over the last couple days. The lower end of the river from Shelburne  down is running pretty high. They haven’t been running the river below Fife brook very high. They may be holding it back to fill the reservoirs back up. The feeder streams are at good levels and this will be a good time to get out and explore those rivers. Check the water flows before you head out.

The Millers River is blown out and will be high for some time. It’s running at 1,000 cfs +

The Westfield is at a good level and should be good this weekend. It didn’t receive a fall stocking which is a shame but I’m sure there are fish to be found.

The Swift level has dropped and is fishing good.

With the higher water levels sink tip lines or sinking poly leaders may be in order.

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 10/19/17

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!