The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
9:33 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

FALL FISHING REPORTS WILL NOW BE UPDATED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY

We've had some nice mild days and it should stay that way until Sunday, when we could see some snow. Tuesday's rain did give a little bump to the Beaverkill and Willowemoc, and if we're lucky we'll see some more on Saturday. The freestones are still much lower than normal, but they have kept the releases steady on the tailwaters and both are at good floating levels. We've seen some pretty aggressive trout lately, and that has resulted in some nice streamer floats the past week or so. If you like throwing big flies for big fish, it might be worth the trip!

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 Store Hours: Open Friday to Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm; CLOSED Monday to Thursday.

Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
108 44°* BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
62* 44°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
425 40=3° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
1,230 50° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
1,890 47° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - We've been having some cold nights, so there is no real rush to get out on the river first thing in the morning. Sometimes letting the water warm a bit this time of year can help. Don't expect big hatches, they tend to be more sporadic this time of year, but we have noticed some increased olive activity with the cooler weather. Subsurface techniques will still be your best bet for catching fish.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are lower than normal making fishing more difficult. Take your time and fish carefully, the trout are there it just takes a little more work for them. Olives, Midges, Caddis, and even some Isonychia are still possible.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - The river came up the past few days making the fish feel a little more secure. Wading is still possible. Hatches have been fairly inconsistent, but you will likely see Olives, Caddis, and Midges with an outside shot at Isonychia

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers are good to wade and the Main Stem is floatable. The WB typically has some color to it, it is that time of year, so streamers can be a good option. Iconychia, Olives, Cahills, Midges, and some Caddis have been seen lately.

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