The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:32 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED DAILY

Two full days of sunshine ahead which is nice to fish in but expect your hatches to occur in the morning and evening. During the day its nymph and streamer time but the water conditions by 2019 standards are getting pretty good on the Beverkill and Willowemoc. The tailwaters are still pretty high and more boat friendly. Hendricksons have waned, but you might still see a few, and March Browns haven't come on strong yet so dry fly action has largely been with spinners, caddis, and olives. Nymphs and streamers have still been the most productive way to fish. OUR RIVER FLOW AND TEMPERATURES NOW UPDATE AUTOMATICALLY!

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
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WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
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EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
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DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
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DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
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* Denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available, all flow and temperature data updates automatically.

TIP OF THE WEEK - Adjust to conditions. If you're just standing or sitting around on the bank waiting for fish to rise you are going to have a pretty slow go of it. Anglers who have been fishing subsurface have been having some pretty good days especially swinging/lifting caddis during a hatch. Just because there aren't a lot of rising fish doesn't mean the fishing is bad or there is something wrong with the river, it just means only using dry flies is the wrong way to fish.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc - Both rivers are a little high but clear and fishable with wading options available. Subsurface is your best bet right now, we've had guide trips catching good numbers of fish on nymphs and small streamers. Hendricksons are ending and March Browns just getting started. Olives, Caddis, and Yellow Sallies have also been on the water.

The East Branch of the Delaware - On the high side for wading but a good level for floating. A few Hendricksons still around but olives and spinners provide the most surface action.

The West Branch and Main Stem - The West Branch can be floated at these levels, but you won't find much wading. The Main Stem can be floated at these levels, but wading is not advised. Some Hendricksons, caddis, olives, and a few March Browns. Have even had reports of some scattered sulphurs in spots.

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