The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:43 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

If you wanted to get some fishing in before the new year this weekend is the time. Good temperatures and great flows, I would be surprised if you get another chance like this until spring.

ATTENTION: The catch and release section of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc are open all year as well as the West Branch of the Delaware where it borders Pennsylvania and the Mainstem of the Delaware River. All trout are catch and release this time of year.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
356 40°* BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
200* 40°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
179 40° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
269 42° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
1,150 41° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Don't get too hung up on fishing dry flies, you will have more opportunities if you are fishing subsurface. Be patient while on the river, as water temps cool over the next few weeks you will need to cover the water more thoroughly.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are in very good shape for this time of year. Remember, the BK is closed upstream from the 206 bridge, and the Willow is closed above the bridge near Parkston.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - CLOSED

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers are in good shape for this time of year with wading available. You could see some scattered olives, but fish are mostly chasing big streamers right now. The upper sections of the WB are closed, so stick to the border waters.

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