Deerfield River Fishing Report 5/9/19

Flows out of Fife Brook Dam have been down to 135-400cfs providing some good wading and float conditions. Hendricksons, Quill Gordons, Tan Caddis and BWO have all been hatching and there been sporadic surface action for anglers on all or rivers. The lower part of the Deerfield River has still been high to really turn on and be accessible to the wade fisher. The Westfield River is at a great flow and fishable. Remember that Ireland St off of Rt143 is closed so you’ll have to follow the detour signs. The Millers River is still cranking along but coming down slowly as is the Swift River. Smaller rivers and streams are prime right now. We could see a quarter inch of rain or more on Friday and Monday. We’ll see what happens.

Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Caddis Nymph 10-16, 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. Hendricksons 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

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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:

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