River Reports

Deerfield River Fishing Report 1018/19

We just received some much needed rain this week and the rivers are looking good. Check the water flows and release schedule for the Deerfield. The Millers is pretty high and may need a few days to come down. The Westfield and Swift are in prime fall condition.

We have some great fishing ahead of us and we have availability for guided trips and lessons. Give us a call, email or stop on in.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, , Cream /Olive Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

Streamers: Bank Robber 2, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, lack/Brown Rubber Bugger

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/11/19

Fishing has been really good throughout the river. Lots of fish feeding on the surface still between 3pm – dark. Water flows have been very wade friendly and all the rivers except the Westfield have received a stocking. The Millers is at a good flow (155cfs) and fishing well according to customers who frequent the store. The Swift is fishing good and is at it’s normal flow of around 50cfs.

We have some great fishing ahead of us and we have availability for guided trips and lessons. Give us a call, email or stop on in.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16, Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, , Cream /Olive Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

Streamers: Bank Robber 2, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, lack/Brown Rubber Bugger

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/1/19

I can’t believe it’s October 1 already. I think we are in for a couple months of great fishing although we need some rain. Fishing has been good with the cooler temps. Evenings 4pm-dark have been best for dry fly action. White/cream colored mayflies have been on the menu. Streamer action has started to increase and we just received a big order of streamers. We have availability for any guided float or wade trips so give us call.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16, Cream /Olive Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

Streamers: Bank Robber 2, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, lack/Brown Rubber Bugger

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/24/19

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Bank Robber 2, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/6/19

There has been good fishing reports from customers coming in this week. Early morning and evenings are still the best times to be out. The cooler temps have already cooled the water in the C&R areas a few degrees. Fishing has been good from Fife Brook Dam all the way down to Charlemont. Light Cahills and Ants have been HOT! The lower river below the #2 dam has yet to turn back on but the small mouth bass action has been good. With the cooler temps coming over the next couple of weeks I think this will transition quickly. We have availability for wade or float trips just give us a call.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 8/26/19

Night time temps have been nice and water temps will slowly start to go down in September. Looking forward to the Fall season. We have availability for float and wade trips so give us a call.

Dry/Wet Flies Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 7/26/19

The Deerfield and Swift are fishing great. We have availability for float and wade trips in August. Give us a call or shoot us an email.

Dry/Wet Flies: PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Adams/Parachute Adams 10-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 7/16/19

It’s Hopper/Dropper time!! Best places to fish are the Fife Brook Dam down to Charlemont or the Swift River. We need some rain.

We have availability for float and wade trips. We are now offering trips for warm water species like bass and pike. Give us a call or shoot us an email.

Dry/Wet Flies: PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Adams/Parachute Adams 10-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 6/28/19

Deerfield River is fishing good. The upper river is staying cool from the bottom releases but the lower river below Shelburne is starting to get hot. Early morning and evenings are the best time to fish. The Swift River is below 200cfs and a lot of water has opened up again to the wade fisher. July 1 the C&R section extends to Cady Lane and it will be stocked. The Millers River and The Westfield River is at a good level but water temps are getting high. Early mornings and evenings are the time to fish these rivers. Lets hope for some 70 degree rainy days to get temps back down.

We have availability for float and wade trips. We are now offering trips for warm water species like bass and pike. Give us a call or shoot us an email.

Dry/Wet Flies: Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Adams/Parachute Adams 10-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Deerfield River Fishing Report 6/21/19

Deerfield River is currently a bit high but we’ll see what he y do with the water flows for the weekend. The cloudy, cool and wet days are really keeping the entire river quite active. The Swift River has been has been hovering around 250cfs but wade fishers have been coming in with good reports. Sounds like anglers are having luck on larger flies and streamers you wouldn’t normally hear of being used there. The Millers River is fishable but has been bouncing up and down between 450-650cfs. I took clients there last Saturday and the fishing was good. The Westfield River is at a good level. Cover some water and experiment with different flies if you’re not hooking up. Ticks have been terrible this year so make sure to check yourself and your clothing.

We have availability for float and wade trips. Give us a call or shoot us an email.

Dry/Wet FliesTan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, March Browns 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Adams 12-16, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.

Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD

Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22

Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS

Catch and release area #1 starts at Fife Brook Dam and continues to the Hoosac Tunnel Bridge. Fishable Year Round. Catch and release area #2 starts where Pelham Brook enters the Deerfield and ends at the Rt2 bridge. Water release from Fife Brook Dam takes approx. 2 hours to reach this area. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS