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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 05/25/2019

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

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:    March Brown, Sulpher (Mayfly), Caddis, 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: 4x or 5x Orvis Super Strong

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:
OVERWATCH OUTPOST
97 Main Street, Charlemont, MA

Report from Overwatch Outpost:

Water temp was 53° recently, with lots of hatches popping! We’re seeing March Browns, Sulphers, Caddis, and Stone Flies hatching. At low water, fish are actively rising, and eagerly taking dries! High water releases require switching to either nymphs, such as Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, or an emergent, such as the Jailbird. Zonkers and various streamer patterns will also put you on the fish at high water. The fishing is hot right now, and the river has been stocked heavily. Get out there and fish!

If you would like to book a guide, give us a call at 413-339-8800. We offer great rates for drift trips and wading trips, with top notch Orvis equipment!

River Report:

(Updated from Waterline)

Deerfield River Rainbow Trout