The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Thursday, April 28, 2016
9:00 AM
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Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

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Rivers are still low, but fishing has been pretty good. If you are struggling try altering your approach and use low water tactics. Caddis are showing up in good numbers on all rivers, Hendricksons are finishing up but can still produce on some days, and Olives have been on the water as well. Be sure to have some spinner patterns in your box, and focus on nymphing when fish aren't rising.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
311 48°* BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
187* 48°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
162 48° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
556 43° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
1,480 52° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - No need to get on the river at the crack of dawn, our best fishing is still usually in the afternoon. Fish nymphs until you see rising fish, blindly prospecting with dries is not the most productive way to fish this time of year. Water levels are low so be sure to wade a bit more carefully. If you are fishing slower sections of the river, longer leaders may be needed.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Clear and easily waded. Caddis, Blue Quills, Red Quills, Hendricksons (in the upper sections), Olives, and Stoneflies could all be spotted. Be sure to have some spinner patterns for the evening. Apple Caddis are on the lower stretches and working their way up.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - Low and clear which can make things a little trickier. Fishing is more technical here than other rivers right now, so adjust expectations accordingly. Olives, Hendricksons, Blue Quills, and Caddis have been seen lately.

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- The West Branch is easy to wade at these levels, but floating is better on the lower section or the Main Stem. Hendricksons, Blue Quills, Olives, Red Quills, Stoneflies, and a variety of Caddis, including the bright Apples, could be on the river.

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