The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:35 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

The next ten days actually looks pretty good for late fall/winter fishing. Good flows and decent temperatures. If your eager to get outdoors is not going to get much better until spring and be prepared to nymph.

Starting December 1st only the catch and release water on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc Rivers will be open. Also open year around is the lower part of the West Branch (where it borders PA down river from Hale Eddy) and the entire Mainstem of the Delaware.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
262 36° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
121* 37°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
151 37° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
258 38° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
953 38° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Go ahead and swing some flies...streamers or more traditional wets. The fish are pretty aggressive this time of year and you can cover a lot of water that way. Nymphing will still be a good bet, and there is an outside chance you could see some hatches.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Wading is pretty decent at these flows, and streamers and nymphs are good choices when the rivers are at this level. If you see rising fish they are most likely taking tiny olives or midges. Closed sections as of Oct 15th: Beaverkill - upstream of the 206 bridge. Willowemoc - upstream of the Parkston bridge.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - Pretty easy to wade right now, you can use sizable streamers to search for fish or target some of the riffles with nymphs and wet flies. Close sections as of Oct 15th: upstream of the Shinhopple bridge

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- The West is at good wading levels but a bit low for boats. The Main Stem can be waded or floated. Plan on fishing streamers on the WB and nymphing the riffles on the Main...although some days have had nice dry fly activity. Closed sections - sections that do not form the NY/PA border.

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