Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Lower Millers Again - You Should Fish It! (And Above The Bears Den)
This is a refresher course on the Lower and Upper Millers.
Over the years I've written about those last 5 miles of the Millers where it does it's best disappearing act - from the Bridge Street Pool to Millers Falls.The Bridge Street Pool is a classic. Great choppy riffles moving into a glide and then a pool of swimming hole proportions. I holds trout for a long time and you will not be disappointed.
The Bridge Street Pool is the gateway to unfished water - I'm not kidding!! In 30 years I've never seen anyone else there except those that I've brought there. The fast water is FAST and the pools are large. One can catch good sized browns here with rainbows thrown in. In late May through mid June this place is home to oversized smallmouth (2+ pounds). Rumor has it that they come up from the Connecticut River to spawn. I can't verify that BUT all of the BIG smallies I've caught or caught by people that I've guided have been caught in May and June.
There are two good season long feeder streams that refresh this section, Mormon Hollow Brook and Lyons Brook. Both hold the real thing in their upper reaches.
The Bears Den - For most anglers this section begins 200 yards above Rezendes and ends 200 yards below that property. Go to S. Royalston, drive down the road past Pete & Henry's till the end. Suit up and head to the river. This is about a half mile ABOVE the CR section BUT the place is a great place to fish. You will see why when you get there.
These places are seldom fished even though I've been waving the pom-poms for them for years.
If you want to cut to the chase and learn all of the best places in one leisurely trip just let me know. I guide there!!
We will be fishing everywhere soon. Count on it!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 7:24 PM
Labels: guided fly fishing trips on the Swift River, guided fly fishing trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided fly fishing trips on the Miller River