Guided by Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing

This trip will be based in the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts in Southern Berkshire County. We will be fishing the Housatonic River. While trout fishing is long gone in August, late summer provides an excellent opportunity for fishing for bass and pike, the focus of the trip.

Fishing will start on early the morning of Monday, August 30th, and conclude on the afternoon/evening of the 31st.

Our fishing days will focus on top water smallmouth bass fishing as well as northern pike fishing in a small river setting. All fishing will be done from drift boats. We are asking anglers to bring hats, sunglasses, fishing license and fishing gear including rain gear, waders are optional.

5wts with floating line
7/8wts with sinking line

We are working on getting a block of rooms at a local hotel in Great Barrington. With fishing starting on the the 30th, we are encouraging anglers to arrive on the evening of the 29th and leave on the morning of the 1st. Stay tuned for details.

Daily itinerary will look something like this:

  • 6:30 am – meet up at the Great Barrington Bagel Company to grab coffee, drinks, breakfast, and lunch
  • 7:30 am – get on the river and start fishing
  • 5:00 pm – wrap up fishing for day
  • 7:30 pm – possible meet up for dinner at a local restaurant

Dinners can take place at a number of restaurants including:

  • No.10
  • Prairie Whale
  • Agaves
  • Xicotentcal
  • Bistro Box
  • Bizen
  • Baba Louise’s
  • John Andrews
  • Old Mill

Lunches will be on the water and can be ordered at the Great Barrington Bagel Company in the morning. We are planning to put together a group dinner on the night of the 31st.

The cost is $750 per person, and anglers are expected to pay for their own lodging and meals.

To book or ask questions, email Harry Desmond, owner of Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing and AMFF Ambassador.

Harry Desmond