Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/5/18

The Deerfield has been fishing good. Water temp is 59 degrees and the fish are hungry. The Westfield is on its way down and should be good to fish at the end of the weekend or early next week. The Millers will take a couple weeks to get down to 500cfs.

I have an opening for a float or wade trip this Sunday 10/7!!!!! Give me a call.

Heisenberg Baby Bow 6, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, 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, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, Adams 10-16, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,

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!