The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
9:43 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

WINTER FISHING REPORTS WILL NOW BE UPDATED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY

Opening Day is only two days away...and it looks like there could be a lot of water. The freestones are too high to fish right now, and with rain predicted for Friday I don't anticipate there being any wading available on the Beaverkill or Willowemoc for the opener. As of today all branches of the Delaware are also too high to wade, and floating is not recommended. We will have to see what Friday's rain has in store for us, as that may determine some of the releases from the dams.

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!

Spring Hours: OPEN Every Day from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
2,280 36° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
1,368* 36°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
2,090 36° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
3,030 36° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
10.800 36° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - It looks like we'll have plenty of water for the weekend, so if you're going to fish plan on using streamers or nymphs. It might be a good time to check out some of the smaller feeder creeks, if the rain flushes through the system quickly enough they may be in ok shape.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - High and unwadeable. We are anticipating these conditions to carry through the weekend.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - CLOSED UNTIL SPRING

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers are still quite high. DEP said they were going to decrease releases on the WB this week, but we'll see how the predicted rain plays into the equation.

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