The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

October 24th, 2021
10:00 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

Due to time constraints we have to alter our fishing reports. Also some have noticed they haven't been as up to date. For the near term we are going to do a weekly outlook with updates related to dramatic events.

Update Report:

The key to fishing the fall is stay flexible. We do get rising fish but stick to nymphing or streamers and keep an eye out for dry fly fishing opportunities. If you want to fish on the surface without targets ant, beetles (until we get a frost), and attractor patters (with nymph droppers) are you best bet.

We could not ask for better water conditions going into the fall. Although the tailwaters a still a bit high to wade they are close and still excellent for floating. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in prime flow for wading. As we get farther into the fall most of our hatches except one are done or slowing down. We will however have BWO's into November in the 20-24 size range. Its been a warm week so far but that will change so if your going to take advantage of the fishing think nymphs and some streamers. A dry dropper is the best way to dry fly fish absent a hatch. With some rain in the forecast this week and decent temperatures we might have some good BWO hatches.

Hatches: Blue Wing Olive (20-24).

FALL STORE HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SUNDAY-FRIDAY OPEN AT 8:00 AM TO 5 PM SATURDAYS

Rental Equipment available: Fly Rod/Reel Combo - $35/day; Bootfoot Waders - $35/day

***We do not sell fishing licenses at the shop and recommend you purchase them in advance since they are not sold 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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TIP OF THE WEEK - Stick to nymphing if you want to catch more fish, bigger nymphs do work in the fall.

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