Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Monday, April 12, 2010

April Update

Elliot said that April was the cruelest month. He must have been a Massachusetts fly fisher!!! The Swift and the Millers are roaring along at flood stage. The EB and the other branches of the Westfield have been stocked (they say) but nobody is catching anything and it appears that very few are fishing. I made a dawn trip to the Middle Branch Saturday morning. Nothing - and no other fishermen. I took a walk through the EB in the early afternoon. The water looked good but I saw only two fly fishers. The road is still closed AND the "Bliss" sign was crushed by a falling tree over the winter!! My neighbor fished the main stem of the Westfield Sunday morning. No fish!!

Things will get better!!!!


Anonymous said...

The Millers River looked good (stream flow readings) on Thursday but went through the roof Saturday with no rain. How Come??

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Thank the Millers River Rat Race (and the rain) for the high flows. Water was held back at the flood dams and released for the "event". Happens every year.

Hopefully things will settle down>

Adrians Blog said...

It's good to see photos of the Westfield River again :) I miss it so much and can't wait to get out there soon! Thanks for the report Ken!

Cluster said...

my first two trips to the westfield this spring have been discouraging to say the least. With the abundance of food sources on that river its a surprise there aren't more holdovers over the years... then again maybe there are and they're just living further downstream than the first two miles which seems to be the most pressured section.