So, a friendly heads-up that MassWildlife has stocked the Deerfield, Squannacook and Nissitissit (current status report here). A private group will stock the Millers on Friday. I suspect the Swift will be stocked very soon.
We have river guides for those rivers, among others, here. Those waters are ones at which you don’t need a guide, IMO: convenient parking, easy wading, and many friendly anglers who usually will help out a new-and-polite visitor.
Fellow blog writer, Ashu Rao, and I are planning a Columbus Day fishing weekend. Stay tuned, and wish us luck!