The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
8:41 AM
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Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED DAILY

Some rain moved through the area last night, but not enough to have any real impact on the freestones which remain too warm to fish today. Fortunately the tailwaters remain cold, and they have been fishing well. If you are not familiar with fishing the East and West Branch of the Delaware then stop by the shop and we can help you with access points and fly recommendations. Sulphurs are still the main bug right now, but you can also see Isonychia, Olives, Light Cahills, Yellow Drakes, Golden Drakes, and Caddis.

We are currently booking float trips for Smallmouth Bass. These can be set up as any combination of fly/spin fishing and we have been having some really good days recently! Smallmouth are a lot of fun for both experienced and novice fly anglers...in fact they are a great option for people new to the sport.

When water temperatures top 70 degrees it puts added stress on the trout and mortality rates increase dramatically...even if you handle the fish carefully. This time of year it is important to take readings with your stream thermometer and seek cooler water when the rivers warm up. Remember that water changes temperature more slowly than air does, so even if the air feels a bit cooler in the evening that doesn't mean the rivers have had enough time to drop to suitable temperatures.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
102 73° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
60* 73°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
222 61° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
525 50° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
907 72° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Hit the tailwaters in the afternoon when the sulphurs start hatching. You will see a wider variety of bugs as evening sets in, so stick it out until dark. Nymphing the riffles can be effective in the morning.

The Beaverkill & Willowemocrong> Both rivers will be too warm to fish today. Remember, the thermal refuge area near Horton is now closed to fishing

The East Branch of the Delaware - Easy wading at these flows, and long light leaders can make a big difference. The lower section will be too warm for trout fishing. Olives, Sulphurs, Isonychia, and Caddis have been hatching. Light Cahills, Yellow Drakes, and Golden Drakes are also around

The West Branch and Main Stem - Both rivers are at good wading levels but on the lower side for boats. The Main Stem will be too warm for trout, but bass are a good option down river. Sulphurs, Olives, Caddis, and Isonychia have been showing up. Light Cahills have been picking up.

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