The water has been running high on the Deerfield but if you watch the flows there have been some windows of opportunity. There is supposed to be no releases for the free fishing weekend this Saturday/Sunday and a flow of 125cfs is scheduled below Fife Brook Dam during the day. The Westfield River has been fishing well and there have been positive reports on the East Branch and Middle Branches. Streamers and nymphs are the consistent fish getters. There have been hatches of Tan Caddis, Light and Dark Hendricksons and we are starting to see some March Browns and Sulphurs.
Olive/Tan Caddis 14-18, Fertile Caddis 14, March Brown 12-14, Light/Dark Hendrickson14-16, Sulphurs 10-14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-16, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Hare’s Ear 12-16, Black/Brown Stones 8-12, Sexy Walts and Hot Spot Attractor Nymphs 10-18, Olive/Black/Brown Woolly Buggers 6-12, Olive/Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16. Squirmies/San Juan Worms.
This weekend is Deerfield River Spey Day and the TU Single Fly competition. Both are held at the Zoar picnic area. Come check them out.