Top Ten Trout Streams
Fly fishing aficionados recognize Fall River MA as one of the Top Ten trout streams in the United States! This river is loaded with rainbows and browns, but is heavily protected by stringent angling regulations. Artificial baits with single barbless hooks are the law, from the Tule intersection all the way upstream to its source at Thousand Springs.
You will find minimal bank fishing opportunities along the Fall. Many trouters pack in boats(no motors), or float tubes. Two lodges (Lava Ireek Lodge and Rick’s Hunting and Fishing Lodge) provide access, if you stay with them.
Spin fisherman can compete with fly fishing purists; but again, all lures must be replaced by a single barbless hook. Gold Kastmasters, Krocadiles in gold with fluorescent fire stripe, and the Li’l Cleo spoons in gold with bronze are time proven winners on the fall.
Fly fishermen have a wide variety of patterns from which to chose. Flies recommended by veterans who fish this river are the Zug Bug, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Black Aps, Olive and Gray Caddis, Spinner Falls, May Fly, Green Drake and Pale Morning duns.
This is a deep, 21 mile long stream with widths ranging from 150 feet to 250 yards. Springs feed it, so run-off has little effect on flow rate. Below the Tule-Fall River intersection there are no tackle restrictions. Boats can be put in off McArthur Road near Glenburn. Look for rainbows up to 7 pounds.
Fall River MA Contact Information
For information contact Intermountain Fly and Tackle in Fall River Mills (916)336-6600. The Fall River Chamber of Commerce is at (916)336-5840.