Deerfield River Fishing Report 2/1/18

PT’s 14-18, Caddis Pupa 12-18, Sexy Walts 12-16, Frenchies 12-16, San Juan and Squirmy Worms 12, Eggs of various colors 12-16. Buggers 6-12 slow and deep.

Winter fishing can be rewarding if you are willing to put the time in. The catch and release areas have been producing a few fish. If you like chucking big streamers you have the chance at a sizable fish. Persistence and time on the water will eventually pay off.

We are booking float trips, wade trips and lessons for 2018. Call to reserve your day on the water with us.

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!