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