The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
9:26 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

They're calling for gray days and rain in the near future, and that's a good thing! The freestones will hopefully get a much needed shot in the arm, and we could have some nice conditions for the start of October. Hatches can still be sporadic, so plan on prospecting with nymphs and attractor dries.

UPCOMING: FLY TYING CLASS with HENRY RAMSAY-- on Saturday, Oct 8th Henry will be joining us to teach a fly tying class covering many of the patterns and techniques he has developed over the years. It's a great chance to kick back with a favorite beverage and do some tying! Class is only $30 and basic fly tying skills are needed. Contact us at the shop with questions or to sign up.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
70 55°* BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
42* 55°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
122 54° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
396 55° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
830 59° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - If you're going to fish the freestones you will want to focus on the faster water. With flows like these the slow deep pools can be very difficult to fish. Head to the West Branch or Upper Main Stem until we see more rain, you are likely to have more opportunities there and we have had some good luck with both streamers and dry flies.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are considerably lower than normal making fishing more difficult. Fortunately water temps are no longer an issue, there are just fewer places the fish are holding and they are skittish. Isonychia, Hebes, Olives, and Caddis could be hatching.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - The river has wading available at these flows, but the fish can spook easily. Hatches have been fairly inconsistent, but you will likely see Isonychia, Olives, or Midges.

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers can be waded at these levels, it looks like they have lowered the releases on the WB in anticipation of the rain. The lower sections of the West and the upper sections of the Main have been seeing better bug activity. The WB has some color to it, it is that time of year, so streamers are a good option. Iconychia, Olives, Cahills, Midges, and some Caddis have been seen lately.

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