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Fishing Reports & Blogs

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se the following river reports and tools to make the most of your time fishing in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Recent Fishing Reports

Fishing Report 6/20/2022

The bass fishing is fantastic right now! Lots of fish willing to hit poppers on the surface and chasing streamers. All of our trips for the rest of the summer will be focused on smallmouth or pike as the rivers have gotten a bit to warm to pressure the trout sections. But that is not a bad thing! The smallmouth that inhabit rivers are incredibly strong, willing to hit surface flies and often aerobatic, making them an absolute treat to chase with a fly rod.

Poppers seem to work better in the early morning and evening. If you are dedicated, you can toss poppers all day with decent results and some great sized fish. Small, flashy streamers work fantastically as well. Along with the smallmouth there are dace, rock bass, bluegills and even the occasional pike you can convince using these methods.

If you are looking to learn how to fly fish or maybe try targeting a different species than you are used to, give us a ring to book a trip!

Housatonic River - Great Barrington, MA

HOUSATONIC RIVER NEAR GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

  • Streamflow: 127 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 1.89 ft
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USGS

Housatonic River — Falls Village, Canaan, CT

HOUSATONIC RIVER AT FALLS VILLAGE, CT

  • Streamflow: 292 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 2.16 ft
Streamflow GraphGage height Graph
USGS

Farmington River (West Branch) — Riverton, CT

WEST BRANCH FARMINGTON RIVER AT RIVERTON, CT

  • Temperature: 47.48 ° F
  • Streamflow: 60.5 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 3.39 ft
Temperature GraphStreamflow GraphGage height Graph
USGS

Westfield River — Knightville, MA

WESTFIELD RIVER AT KNIGHTVILLE, MA

  • Temperature: 47.48 ° F
  • Streamflow: 39.7 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 2.58 ft
Temperature GraphStreamflow GraphGage height Graph
USGS
USGS Water Data

 

Weather shouldn’t necessarily be a deterrent from fishing (unless extreme), but knowing what to expect from the weather is important for any good fisherman.

National Weather Service
Weather ResourcesThe National Weather Service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It provides forecasts, historic data, and more.

Come Prepared
Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing advises its fishermen bring the following with them on their fishing trip:

  • Hat
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Jacket
  • Waders (We Do Have Limited Sizes to Loan if Needed)
  • Extra Set of Dry, Warm Clothes

Plan and Prepare for a Fishing Trip

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