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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 05/10/2018

Best time of day to fish: Morning/Evening

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:

Water temps are nearing 40 degrees, and Mass Wildlife has stocked multiple times. We are catching Rainbows and Browns, mostly on nymph patterns. Stone Flies, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns……they’re all producing fish. We are seeing some fantastic early season fishing. Much better than last year. We are also seeing some Caddis hatches, and March Browns, though the fish seem to be more interested in nymphs. Get out and enjoy it!

River Report:

(Updated from Waterline)