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Deerfield River Fishing Report

Welcome to our up to date reports on the Deerfield River and local fishing areas

Deerfield River Fishing Reports

Updated 02/25/2018

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day

Best stretch: Charlemont, and Florida, from the Charlemont boat ramp to Fife Dam.

Best access point:

Florida to Shelburne: From Greenfield, just follow the river along Rte 2 to the many public access areas that also lead to productive fly fishing waters. Once into Charlemont, follow the river along Zoar Road then River Road to additional access and the two Deerfield River Fly Fishing Catch and Release Sections.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:    Minnows/Stone Fly


Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Spring

Nearest airport: Bradley International and Albany International

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet (Mirage)

Best fly fishing rod: 9′ 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line or Hydros HD Depth Charge

Fly Shop:
97 Main Street, Charlemont, MA


Report from Overwatch Outpost:

Winter fishing has been exceptional for those willing to persevere the weather. The spring thaw is upon us, and the season will be in full swing before you know it! Nymphing is producing well right now. Hot patters are Ted’s Stone, pheasant tails, and copper johns. The usual bugger and streamer patters will also catch fish. Find the deep pools, and get em down deep! Fish are sluggish in cold water and often require a patient angler.

River Report:

(Updated from Waterline)