The Catskill Fly Fishing Report
May 26, 2023
Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System
With mostly sunny days plan on nymphing the daytime and seeking rising fish in the morning and evenings. We have been having some good March Brown hatches in the late evening as well as the others listed below. Try nymphing caddis patterns and in many cases you only need a few feet of water to find fish but make sure your close to the bottom (use a second heavier fly if necessary). Float opportunities are a bit limited with boast just making it down the West Branch with the Upper Mainstem being the easier option.
Our primary hatches are still March Browns (8-12), Gray Fox (12-14), and Caddis (14-18). Sulphurs (14-18) have been coming on strong and we have started seeing some Blue Wing Olives (14-18) recently so be prepared. Always plan on having Rusty Spinners (10-16) for both the morning and evening as they will be pretty consistent throughout the spring. Isonychia (10-12) and Green Drakes (8-12) are becoming more prevalent on the East and West Branches and Mainstem of the Delaware.
WEATHER UPDATE - Next week is going to get hot and with no rain in the forecast we are going to probably be limited to our tailwaters so get out this weekend. Yes its a busy weekend but keep in mind a lot of the visitors this weekend aren't here to fish.
FLOWS AND TEMPERATURES REPORTED IN REAL TIME
East Branch, Delaware River
West Branch, Delaware River