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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 05/01/2019

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:    Stone flies, Hendrickson, March Browns

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:
97 Main Street, Charlemont, MA

Report from Overwatch Outpost:

Water temps have hit 45°, and the fish are active! The flows have been a bit crazy, with prevalent high flows up to 3,000 cfs. This looks to be returning to normal, now that the rain has slowed down. We’ve been hammering rainbows with nymph patters, such as the Jailbird, as well as a variety of emergers. Olive wooly buggers are a good choice, if you’re fishing the deep pools. Watch for rising fish, and switch to a Hendrickson or March Brown pattern, if you see them actively taking from the surface. The river is filthy with trout, that’s for sure!

I would like to welcome our newest guide. An original Deerfield River man, who has written numerous articles, and created the Jailbird pattern. Welcome, Roger Blair. It’s great to have you onboard with us at Overwatch Outpost!

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