The Deerfield River/Swift River Fishing Report for 12/4/16

The Deerfield River Fishing Report for 12/4/16: Gift Certificates available for your favorite angler ! Make the holidays that much better with a day on the water! Fishing this week was good after the flows moderated from the rain we received- on the Deerfield it was mostly indicator fishing with hot pink and bubblegum San Juan worms, clown eggs in 16, and PT’s and mercury midges. Yesterday we managed to put 10 fish in the net which is typical of winter fishing- bright ,colorful rainbows and one brown. I expect the fishing to remain solid so long as the temps are above 35 degrees, weather in the 40’s will really get them chewing. Over on the Swift micro PT’s (28-30) and mercury midges 26-32 will be a mainstay and eggs too as will San Juan worms-especially the squirmy worm style- in the coming months that will be an obvious venue as many of the other rivers sans the DF will slow for the winter. Steelhead fishing on some of the Ontario tribs has been good if you have solid nymphing skills- ability to mend, high stick, and roll cast effectively. If you don’t feel confident in these areas I can get you where you need to be. This good fishing will remain so long as there is sufficient water, once the cfs drop below 200 in the smaller venues the fish pull back to the lake. As you can see from the pics below these are beautiful fish that will give you a memorable battle- give me a shout if you’d like to connect with one. Tight Lines!

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NYS Steelhead !

NYS Steelhead !