Where can I fish on the Deerfield River?

The Stillwater Bridge area provides good fishing access with a parking lot at the bridge. The areas down river have few access points but one can find good fishing if you are willing to explore a bit. There is an abundance of Caddis, Mayflies and Stoneflies throughout the river.

Are there salmon in the Deerfield River?

The new regulated flows have changed the East Branch of the Deerfield from the Somerset Dam to the Searsburg Dam. Landlocked salmon and rainbow smelt also run from the reservoir into the Searsburg Bypass stretch.

What fish are in the Westfield River?

Westfield River is a stream near Longmeadow. The most popular species caught here are Smallmouth bass, Rainbow trout, and Channel catfish.

Where can I fly fish in Massachusetts?

The 7 Best Fly Fishing Spots in Massachusetts! By Kimberly Ripley

  1. Swift River, Belchertown, MA.
  2. Deerfield River, Charlemont, MA.
  3. The Flats at Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, MA.
  4. Squannacook River, Groton & Townsend, MA.
  5. Housatonic River, Lee, MA.
  6. Boston Harbor Islands, Boston, MA.

What fish live in the Deerfield River?

The upper Deerfield has wild rainbow, brook, and brown trout—as well as stocked trout. On the lower river there are numerous stocked trout as well as smallmouth bass, walleye, dace, and shad (in spring). The entire river is floatable in the spring, summer, and fall, from the Vermont border to the Connecticut River.

Where is the Deerfield River in MA?

Deerfield River is a river that runs for 76 miles (122 km) from southern Vermont through northwestern Massachusetts to the Connecticut River. The Deerfield was historically influential in the settlement of western Franklin County, Massachusetts, and its namesake town.

Where is the Deerfield River in Massachusetts?

Is the Deerfield river fly fishing only?

We catch brookies, the native trout, only occasionally. The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game supplements the rainbow and brown trout populations with downstream stocking throughout the spring and fall. There is a higher concentration of wild browns in the upriver Fife Brook section.

What are the three rivers that make up the Westfield River major basin?

Watershed Context The Westfield River is a major tributary to the Connecticut River made up of three branches, the East, Middle and West Branches. The river drops 2,000 feet in elevation before entering the Connecticut River.

Is the Deerfield River fly fishing only?

Can you swim in the Deerfield River?

The Deerfield River is a summer delight for miles, but this popular swimming hole is among its best (and easiest to get to) pools. The name comes from the gentle whitewater that swirls around the shallow baths here. For more swimming, there’s a large pool at the end of the cascades.

Is the Deerfield River a good fishing area?

The Deerfield River is fishing great from top to bottom, area freestones have returned to fishable levels and … Continue reading River Report 6/4/21 → Due to popular demand, the Deerfield Fly Shop is excited to announce we have added a second session of our Women’s Fly Fishing Retreat on July 9 and 10.

Where is the Deerfield River in Massachusetts located?

Hidden deep in the hills of northwest Massachusetts is a river few fly fishers know of and even fewer fish — the Deerfield River from the small town of Monroe downstream to its junction with the Connecticut River.

How to call Deerfield fly shop for fishing?

Give us a call at 413-397-3665 or email [email protected] Fishing in the area remains exceptional. We got a healthy shot of some much needed rain and colder weather over the Memorial Day weekend and what was a bane for barbecues was a boon for our rivers.

Are there any catch and release fishing areas in Massachusetts?

1. Housatonic River Special regulations: no fishing from June 15–Aug. 31 within 100 feet of mouths of Beartown Brook, Goose Pond Brook, Hop Brook, and Mohawk Brook. Glendale Dam downstream to the railroad bridge in Great Barrington. 2. Westfield River, East Branch 3. Deerfield River 4. Swift River