Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/24/17

Not a big change from last weeks report. We’ve been experiencing some pretty warm weather but it is forecasted to return to normal after Wednesday. Fall stocking will be under way starting 9/25 and ending 10/6 according to the state. We could use some rain but I think October is looking good.

Ants  Black/Cinnamon 12-20, Rusty Spinners 14-18, BWO 16-20, Chernobyls  8-12, Hoppers 10-12, Adams 14-18, Caddis 14-18, Hare’s Ear/Olive/Orange Soft Hackle 12-16, GRHE Wet Fly 12-14, Stonefly Nymph Golden/Brown/Black 6-10, Pheasant Tail 12-18, Caddis Pupa/Larva in Olive/Natural 12-18, Olive Quill 14-16, Purple Attractor Nymphs 12-18, Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenburg Baby Bow 6, Various Streamers 4-12.

We have openings for guided wade trips, float trips and lessons available. Give us a call if you would like to book a time.(413)397-3665

We have a few sizes and models of Hodgman Waders on clearance. Give us a call or stop in.

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!