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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 06/14/2017

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 is a great time to be on the river . Fish are highly active, water temps are perfect and we’ve been having some crazy hatches. Trout are responding to dry flies and nyphs equally well. Big dry stimulators like the Madame X or PMX are also working on the big browns. With the catch & release sections being by fished heavily, don’t overlook the stretch along route 2. There are several hot spots where the feeder brooks meet the Deerfield.


River Report:

(Updated from Waterline)