The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
8:40 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek and the Delaware River system.

Looks like sunny an warm today but our water flows are still good, the Beaverkill and Willowemoc might get a bit warm this afternoon so please be wary. Tomorrow evening it is suppose to rain and we hope it does. We realize that some of you get discouraged with all the rain fall we have had this year. However, please remember this is exactly what we need to keep the system healthy. More water is always better and if this pattern keeps up we will have a full summer of fishing and most likely an excellent fall.

HORTON THERMAL REFUGE SECTION IS NOW CLOSED: remember, the stretch of the Beaverkill between the Horton iron bridge and the Route 17 overpass is now closed to all fishing until September 1st.

We are now open 7 days a week from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
560 61°* BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
336* 61* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
865 47° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
676 47° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
2,460 61° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Most dry fly activity has been happening in the evening (afternoon sulphurs on the WB being the notable exception!), so plan on fishing nymphs during the day. You might be able to coax a few fish to the top using terrestrials or attractor patterns though.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are wadeable and have been fishing well. Isonychia, Cahills, Sulphurs, Midges, Olives, Stoneflies, and Caddis have been on the river lately, although rising fish can be sporadic and typically show up just before dark. Try using Beetles and Ants if you want to fish dries during the day. The faster water has been productive as well. *** The thermal refuge near Horton is now CLOSED ***

The East Branch of the Delaware River - The river can be floated at these levels, but is too high to wade in most spots. Midges, Caddis, Sulphurs, Olives, Isonychia, and Cahills have all been hatching. Beetles and ants can be very effective on the Upper East Branch.

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- The Main Stem cam be floated and has some wading. The West Branch can be waded or floated. Sulphurs are the most prevalent hatch on the WB, but you could also see Olives, Isonychia, Caddis, Midges, or Cahills. Water temps can be an issue on the lower Main Stem.

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