Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Swift - All Is Well
I remember making a comment to a neighbor of mine when I lived in Athol that SPRING didn't really arrive until the DPW flushed their hydrants in late April/early May. A short scouting trip to the Swift today was slowed down for that activity on Bay Rd. Spring is really here and the weirdness of the Swift has passed. There are trout and the flow is down to what this small, placid tailwater is meant for. And the trout have begun to move around so you don't have to stack up from the Pipe to the Tree Pool to feel the "tug". The tug is everywhere.
Now we will start talking about the EB and the Millers.
The EB has settled down but I don't believe that the CR Gorge section is stocked and probably will not be until mid May. There will be trout moving downstream from ABOVE which may provide some relief but the action is at least two weeks away. If I'm wrong let me know but you probably will not!!
The Bears Den of the Millers is starting to almost look placid but in Erving/Wendell Depot it's another story. We will watch this.
Guys, don't get too antsy. We have 6 to 7 months of the Millers and the EB to look forward to. Think of those Summer evening rises. They are right around the corner!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 6:49 PM
Labels: guided fly fishing trips on the Swift River, guided fly fishing trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River