Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB
Fly Fishing The Millers - With over 30 years of fly fishing this river I will claim more knowledge and fish caught than anyone. There are over 40 miles of river and I will take you to the best sections and if you want to sections that never see another angler. Don't be fooled by those who say the Millers is a Spring and Fall river. I'll show you how to have great Summer action. The "EB of the Westfield" - Wild and beautiful is the only way to describe this river. There's a lot of water here but I know where to go to catch trout. After a trip you will too!! Solitude and trout IS the EB. The Swift - 20 trout days are not uncommon on this river if you know what to do and use. I'll show the way and you catch the trout. RATES - Full Day (6 hours) = $150.00 for one, $225 for two (lunch included). Half Day (three hours) $90.00 for one, $155.00 for two. Beginners Class - 3 hours ffor $90.00, all use of rods lines, reels included.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Millers, Swift and EB Update


OK, It's time to start fishing until the ice begins to form next Winter. It's almost May so there are no excuses except when the water levels go nuts as they have on the Millers. We will have more rain within 24 hours of this writing so watch the gauges on this blog especially for the Millers. To get a good read on the EB check the gauge reading for the WEST BRANCH OF THE WESTFIELD. It is dam free and a few miles from the EB. The gauge isn't effected by a dam. If the water is dropping on the West Branch then it is dropping in the C&R section of the EB!!

The Millers - The annual stock of browns is scheduled for May 2nd. Before that moron from Winchendon howls about me talking about mentioning STOCKING when I have said that I will not LET ME JUST SAY that I have worked long and hard to get AND keep browns in this river for over 25 years. I'm also proud of this accomplishment, having scheduled the event for 5 years and have mentioned this event over the last 7 years that I've written this blog. It's the reason that the Millers fishes so well through the season. BTW, I'm told that TU is continuing to work this event again - very good!!!

The Swift - Lots of fish. I've seen them, caught them and my clients have done the same. If you are getting zeros above RT 9 then fish below RT 9. You can't really see the fish there soooo it's going to be harder, I guess.

The EB - Go fish!! As mentioned above you have to check the levels of neighboring rivers for the next few weeks. It really begins to hop by mid May!!

The guy in the photo - that's Charlie from Evening Sun Fly Shop on the Millers!! Spend your money there!!!!!!! You'll get a great deal and will be shopping local!

Ken

10 comments:

flyfisher1000 said...

ken

is that..."thousand-acre-run...behind Charlie?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

It's the Gorge Pool.

Ken

Bob O said...

I was encouraged to see water coming over the Quabbin spillway - at a pretty good clip. Wonder if any salmon or lakers will follow?

Tightlines guys.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bob O,

Good to hear from you!!

Salmon or lakers over the spillway - Maybe but this usually happens in the Fall when these species are moving around (especially the salmon) to spawn and will follow a current. In July 2009 the Quabbin spilled over big time but no lake fish followed. They were deep then and didn't need to follow a current since the surface water temperature was in the 70's. Maybe some will be up and around the surface during the Spring but I wouldn't count on it for a fishing experience on the Swift.
Keep an eye out for them but don't count on it.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Hit the EB on Friday and hooked into a few browns and a rainbow. Water was high but very fishable.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

Thanks for the EB report. I assume that you fished the Chesterfield Gorge section. Hearing about the browns is good news since browns usually don't go in until mid May. I was really wondering about any holdovers on that section after the winter that we had. I plan to fish this section this upcoming week.

Ken

tincup said...

looks like millers at royalson is around 900 with a rain free weeks would it be fishable on Thursday could it drop that quick thanks

Anonymous said...

Yeah I caught them all around the sign for Gilbert. Not sure but I think I saw the truck coming in as I was leaving. Enjoy

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

When I say "EB" I'm referring to the EAST Branch of the Westfield, not the Swift. It's been that way for the last 6 years.

Ken

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

Oh Boy, did I make a mistake. When you said 'Gilbert" my first thought was Gilbertville on the east side of Quabbin and near the East Branch of the Swift. Then Terry reminded me that Mr Bliss (who the EB pool is named after as far as I'm concerned) had a first name of GILBERT. My apology.

I was there tonight. More on that later.

Ken