Rivers are still high from the rain earlier this week, but they continue to clear and should be in good shape for the weekend. Wading is not an option in most places, but drifting the tailwaters is possible and you do have limited wading opportunities on the freestones. The feeder creeks would be a good choice for dry fly action today, otherwise swing streamers for big fish.
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|RIVER||FLOW||WATER TEMPERATURE||USGS DATA LINK|
(at Cook's Falls)
|561*||56°*||NO GAUGE AVAILABLE|
(at Hale Eddy)
* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available
TIP OF THE WEEK - Be flexible if you want to catch fish this time of year. Don't get too caught up on fishing specific stretches of river (especially on weekends), since conditions or other anglers may dictate a change of plans. Hit the feeder creeks while they are still in good shape, and move to the bigger water as it drops.
The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are dropping and clearing. Wading is very limited but possible in spots. Feeder creeks are still in good shape today. Isonychia, Light Cahills, Olives, Sulphurs, Stoneflies, and Caddis have all been hatching recently.
The East Branch of the Delaware River - is high an off color, streamers should be in your box. Caddis, Olives, Sulphurs, Cahills, and Isonychia have been hatching recently and we've had some good reports of rising fish. Terrestrials can be important on this river, especially ants and beetles.
The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Both rivers are high and off color and only the West Branch would be a good float option. Neither is suitable for wading. Hatches are similar to the other rivers, but the afternoon bug activity has been picking up on the WB.
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