The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
8:35 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

The heat is here but its hopefully bringing rain with it. Aside for the hatches outlined below keep an eye out for Blue Wing Olives. March Browns, Gray Fox, Olives, Caddis, Spinners, Midges, Yellow Sallies,and Sulphurs have been showing up in the region. Green Drakes have begun to hatch as well, especially lower down in the system. With rivers at these levels the faster water can be quite productive. Trout can hold in rather shallow water in these conditions, so don't overlook those riffles.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
161 63°* BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
97* 63°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
143 59° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
264 56° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
811 67° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Be sure to have a full fly box and be prepared to adjust to conditions. Faster water can be productive, especially during the day. Don't pack it in too early either, some of our best dry fly action has been happening just before dark. March Browns, Gray Fox, Yellow Sallies, Blue Wing Olives, Caddis, Midges, Green Drakes and Sulphurs have been hatching on our rivers lately.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers came up a tiny bit but are totally wadeable. Hatches are varied with Caddis, March Browns, Gray Fox, Yellow Sallies, Midges, and Olives possible. You may see some Green Drakes in the lower sections of the river as well. Spinners are strong in the evenings.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - Still running low and clear, this river can be tricky to fish at times. Olives, March Browns, Gray Fox, Sulphurs, Midges, Stoneflies, and Green Drakes should all be in your box.

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers are wadeable but only the Main Stem can be floated. March Browns, Gray Fox, Sulphurs, Caddis, Olives, and spinners will be around. Green Drakes have been picking up as well, so be sure to have one or two of those big bugs in your fly box right now.

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