March 14 River Report

March 14 River Report

Some trout stocking has begun on the Deerfield River, but the bigger browns are still acting aggresive. Flows have been on the higher end, but streamers have been the ticket when water levels are up. For those days when they drop the water back down below 1200 CFS, nymphing has been more productive. Deeper rigs and longer drifts have been the ticket. Big flies such as stoneflys and worms have been productive, but don't rule out smaller flies. Pheasant tails and caddis patterns have been working really well on those sunny days. Bigger black stones are starting to hatch an of course plenty of midges around on the warmer, less windy days. Fish are definitely starting to move into the riffles and shallower runs as bug life increases. Water temps are reaching the low 40's during warmer brighter days. Get out there! Now is the time for the big browns!