Deerfield River Fishing Report 6/9/17

The  Deerfield is up again due to the rain earlier this week. The catch and release areas may be fishable below the Fife Brook Dam  this weekend but make sure to check the flow schedule before heading there. Water flow here.

The Millers River is still high and not safe to fish.

The Westfield is coming down and should be fishable but on the high side. I would check out one of the branches (East Branch, West Branch or Middle Branch).

The Swift is running at its steady flow and is a great river for easy wading and good fishing.

You may want to check out some of the smaller freestone rivers as well. They tend to drop quickly and are fishable by now. Check the state stocking report. They put good fish in most of the rivers around here and you will be quite surprised if you are willing to explore new waters.

Tan/Olive Caddis 14-16, Hendricksons 14-16, March Brown 12-14, Cahills 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, BWO 16-20, Adams 12-18, All types of Soft Hackle 12-18, Pheasant Tail 12-18, Olive/Natural Caddis Larva and Pupa 10-18, Hare’s Ear 10-18, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Deerfield Stone 14, Lightning Bug 14-18, Hot Spot and othe attractor Nymphs 10-18, Olive/Black/Brown Woolly Buggers 6-10, Sculpins 4-8, San Juan and Squirmies.

With the high water it’s important to get your fly down deep at times. Heavy nymphs or sink tip lines with streamers do the job. Stonefly nymphs with a Pheasant Tail or caddis dropper have been working very well for me this year.

Be careful and be safe wading.