The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Tuesday July 7, 2020
11:25 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS

We will be updating this when we can, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Unfortunately for those of you wanting to fish the Beaverkill and Willowemoc we are not going to recommend fishing them for the upcoming week. With low water, high day and night temperatures the fish need to be left alone to survive. This would also apply to the East Branch below Havard. If all the rain in the forecast hit in the right places we might have enough water to change things for the weekend.

However we always have options which is what makes this a great fishery. If flows stay good the West Branch is fishable and their might be some early morning fishing on the Upper Mainstem but watch temperatures. The Upper East Branch is plenty cold and the Esopus near Phoenicia is fishing well as we have been guiding it on a regular basis for the past few weeks. Finally its a great time of year to fish for small mouth bass. From Long Eddy down river its going to be prime time for the next few months. We also guide for that species so give us a call if your looking for something different.

Hatches: Caddis, Sulphurs, Light Cahill, Spinners and Isonychia.

WE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN THE STORE FINALLY! WE WILL HAVE TO AT TIME CONTROL THE CROWD AND MASKS MUST BE WORN BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU IN THE STORE SOON. OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 9-5.

Rental Equipment available: Fly Rod/Reel Combo - $30/day; Bootfoot Waders - $30/day

***We do not sell fishing licenses at the shop and recommend you purchase them in advance since they can be difficult to find in town. You can do so at the NYDEC Website

FLOWS AND TEMPERATURES NOW REPORTED IN REAL TIME

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.

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The Beaverkill & Willowemoc - Too Warm.

The East Branch of the Delaware - Above Havard the water temperatures should stay cool, stick to the fast water during the day and stay till dark since that is when you will see the most surface activity. This is a challenging river in the summer but can produce big fish. Tricos will start soon and don't forget mouse fishing at night.

The West Branch and Upper Mainstem of the Delaware - With good water releases the entire stretch should be cold enough. Watch temperatures on the lower west and upper main if flows decrease. This is going to be a challenging river so go with patience. Sulphurs and Isonychia are going to be the main hatches.

Mainstem of the Delaware - Bass fishing will be heating up, if you need a place to start Calicoon is as good as any with a number of access points. Stop buy if you need some directions, gear, or flies.

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