Deerfield River Fishing Report 5/28/19

Fishing is good and we are getting some good water flows throughout the entire river. As always make sure to check before you head out and be aware. We are starting to see March Browns hatching and we have some big sz 12-14 Tan Caddis coming off throughout the day and into the evening.

The Westfield River is at a great flow and fishing good. The Millers is at 425cfs and starting to turn on. The Swift has finally gone below 300cfs and is dropping quick every day. We’re getting a bit of rain today and we’ll see what happens.

5/29 Update Rain yesterday bumped the water flows back up a bit but they should come back down over the next day or two. Millers, Westfield and Swift are around 500cfs. The lower part of the Deerfield is quite high this morning. The Fife Brook Dam is scheduled to release 900cfs from 11am-5pm today. It’s currently at 155cfs.

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

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Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers/Sculpins. Tan Caddis 16-18. March Browns 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Adams 12-16, Soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

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