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Deerfield River Fishing Reports
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
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!
(Updated from Waterline)