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Deerfield River Fishing Reports
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
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.
(Updated from Waterline)