Westfield River

Details

Location:
Stockbridge, MA
United States United States
Coordinates:
42.08429, -72.58563
Description:

The Westfield River in Massachusetts flows through Westfield and empties into the Connecticut River at West Springfield, Massachusetts. It has a 497 sq. mi. drainage area consisting of several tributaries. These include the North Branch, the Middle Branch and the West Branch. The Swift River joins the North Branch near Cummington. (Note: there are two Swift Rivers in central Massachusetts). The lower section was formerly known as the Agawam River, not to be confused with the Agawam River in southeastern Massachusetts.

Running for a total of 78.1 miles, the river rises in the Berkshire Hills in the northwest of the state and flows generally southeastwardly to join the Connecticut River at West Springfield. At one time the river was so polluted that it would change color based on the nature of the contaminate. Today, the river is cleaner and it is possible to swim in it. It is a state and locally managed river featuring native trout fishing and rugged mountain scenery in the context of a historical mill town settlement. The river provides over 50 miles of whitewater canoeing and kayaking. The river corridor also contains one of the largest roadless wilderness areas remaining in the state and is home to several endangered species.

The Westfield River offers many opportunities for fishing and was highlighted in the Fall, 2000 issue of "Trout", a publication of Trout Unlimited.

The Westfield River Watershed offers camping opportunities for both car-campers and hiker-campers at several commercial campgrounds.

Because of the water quality and areas of natural habitat, the Westfield River and its tributaries are ideal for wild Atlantic Salmon.

Cover/Structure:

Bridges, coves, brush, submerged boulders, riffles and shoals.

Spot Access:
Parking (car/truck), Picnic Area, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Map

Map for 42.08429, -72.58563
New Fishing Report

Fishing Reports

Northeast Fly & Spey Fishing Guide Service
almost 4 years ago (05/18/2010)

Westfield River Fishing Report 05.18.10

All but over till next season. A few fish can be found dropping back, bets bet is from 2a down. Fast water covered runs, heads and tail outs are the best to find any remaining and feeding steelhead. Small mouths are showing up to 2A as well. Have a safe and enjoyable summer and see you and Spey Nation and again in the September. Stop Killing the Steelhead and there will me more opportunities for everyone each day. Plan for a sustainable fishery Now and lobby for more Catch and Release Only...
http://neffguide.com/
over 4 years ago (12/16/2009)

Westfield River Fishing Report 06.02.09

Lower to medium flows are allowing for good wet fly and subsurface fly fishing.Northeast Fly and Spey Fishing Guide Service...

Westfield River Fishing Report 05.19.09

The Drop in water temps hs slowed things down a little. Fishing is a bit challenging but will pick up shortly with warmer temps in the forecast.Northeast Fly and Spey Fishing Guide Service...

Fish

Alewife-240-fw

Alewife (Alosa Pseudoharengus)

Freshwater
130
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Brownbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Brown (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Freshwater
Carpcommon-219-fwsw

Carp, Common (Cyprinus Carpio)

Carpgrass-240-fw

Carp, Grass (Ctenopharyngoden idella)

Freshwater
93
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Goldenshiner-122-fw

Golden Shiner (Notemigonus Crysoleucas)

Freshwater
298
Whiteperch-240-fw

Perch, White (Morone americana)

Freshwater
480
Yellowperch-240-fw

Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)

Freshwater
Chainpickerel-240-fw

Pickerel, Chain (Esox niger)

Freshwater
Atlantic-240-fwsw

Salmon, Atlantic (Salmo salar)

217
Fish_1617605115_speid454

Salmon, Landlocked (Salmo salar sebago)

Freshwater
132
Pumpkinseed-240-fw

Sunfish, Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Freshwater
919
Brooktrout-240-fw

Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Freshwater
Fish_1116236325_speid54

Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Guides

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Marla Blair's Fly Fishing Service & Instruction

INSTRUCTION & GUIDE SERVICE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! "The Hatch" (including fly selection) and streamside etiquette..then (weather and water permitting) catch & release beautiful rainbow, brook, & brow...
Ludlow, MA, United States United States
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Northeast Fly and Spey Fishing Guide Service

Walt is a Hardy Endorsed Fly & Spey Fishing Guidewho will be your host for Professional how-to,when-to and where-to guiding for Salmon, Steelhead & Trout in Beautiful Upstate New York &...
Altmar, NY, United States United States

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.