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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 09/15/2017

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day-Early 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:   Stone Fly, Caddis


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:

This fall has been HOT! Due to higher than normal water flows throughout much of the spring and summer, the Deerfield just hasn’t seen the usual, summer fishing pressure. Fall stocking is coming soon, which should make for one of the best seasons we’ve seen in recent years!

Big fish are taking big dries right now. Stimulators, Terrestrials, Hoppers…..all of these are working well. Blue Wing Olives and ants are also a good pattern to use.

River Report:

(Updated from Waterline)