The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Monday, February 27th, 2017
9:37 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

WINTER FISHING REPORTS WILL NOW BE UPDATED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY

Warm weather melted much of our snow last week, and late week rains helped bring the rivers up to high levels. Wading is not advised at these flows, and fishing would be very tough. We could see some more rain kin the next few days, so I don't anticipate much in the way of fishing until the weekend at the very least.

CURRENTLY BOOKING GUIDED TRIPS FOR 2017: we have been seeing a good number of early bookings this year, so if you've been thinking about doing a guided trip this spring be sure to give us a call to secure the date you want. Mid May through early June always fill up the fastest so don't put it off for too long!

BE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR FISHING REGULATIONS. As of October 15th the general trout season closed, so many of the upper river stretches, along with feeder creeks, are now closed to fishing. Some sections are now catch and release only. Full details can be found in the regulations book or online.

?Winter Hours: OPEN Thursday through Monday from 9:00am - 4:00pm. CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
2,010 34° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
1,206* 34°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
CLOSED 36° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
1,340 35° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
7,870 36° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Winter fishing typically takes more patience than other times of the year. Colder water temps mean a slower metabolism for the fish, so they usually aren't as active. Plan on fishing nymphs or streamers (slowly) and really working over an area. If you would spend 20 minutes on a particular spot in the Spring, you might need to give it an hour in the Winter. Sometimes you really need to get that fly down on the bottom and almost hit the trout on the nose, they generally don't like to move far for food this time of year, so be sure you cover the water thoroughly.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are too high to wade right now, caution should be used if attempting to fish.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - CLOSED UNTIL SPRING

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Rivers are too high to wade right now, fishing is not advised.

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