Fishing has been very good this week except the Deerfield has gone up quite high from storms Wednesday night. We’ll have to wait and see how quickly it comes down. Fish some small streams until it does. The Millers has gone back up as well to over 900cfs. The Westfield River as at a good fishable flow. Swift is coming down slowly. Currently 375cfs. Good hatches of Sulphurs, March Browns and Tan Caddis coming off towards the evening hours.
We have availability for float and wade trips. Give us a call or shoot us an email.
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, Copper Johns 12-16, 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, Sulphurs 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