Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/21/18

The streamer bite was good this morning 9/21. The river is dirty and they were releasing 900cfs out of the Fife Brook Dam. The fish were on the edges close to shore and in the slower water seams. Stop by for some Heisenberg Baby Bows sz4. Although I did use a sink tip line towards the end a floating line worked just fine. Stick to the C&R areas. There is still a lot of water coming into the river from the tribs increasing the water flow as you head down river. The Westfield is at a fishable level and the Swift is fishing good. It will be a while for the Millers to get back down. Smaller rivers are good to fish right now as well.

Heisenberg Baby Bow 4, 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,    Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, 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, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12.

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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!