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