The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Monday, April 24th, 2017
8:22 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

SPRING FISHING REPORTS WILL NOW BE UPDATED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY, OR AS CHANGING CONDITIONS DICTATE

We should have some pretty nice fishing conditions today with partly cloudy skies and air temps in the high 60s. The tailwaters and Main Stem are all still higher than normal, but the Beaverkill and Willowemoc are at about average flows for this time of year. Saturday was a mixed bag with temps hanging in the low 50s all day, but anglers reported more success on Sunday when we had a bit of a warm up. Hatches have still been spotty (as they should be this time of year) but we have seen Blue Quills, Olives, Caddis, and some Quill Gordons and Hendricksons. Most fish are still feeding subsurface right now, and dry fly action has been limited...but that could change any day now. Rain is predicted for Tuesday so we'll wait and see what that brings.

CURRENTLY BOOKING GUIDED TRIPS FOR 2017: we have been seeing a good number of early bookings this year, so if you've been thinking about doing a guided trip this spring be sure to give us a call to secure the date you want. Mid May through early June always fill up the fastest so don't put it off for too long!

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
750 47° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
450* 47°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
749 44° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
2,800 43° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
5,720 47° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - With more consistently warm water temps we're starting to see a few more bugs on the water...of course, most of the fish have been ignoring them. Some anglers are finding trout willing to come to the surface though, and have been using Blue Quills, Olives, small Caddis, and even some Quill Gordons and Hendricksons. The bulk of the activity is still sub-surface, so fish nymphs or streamers if you want to increase your odds.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are in good shape this morning with clear water and wading possible. These aren't the low, skinny flows of summer where you can walk across the river anyplace you'd like, but there is still good wading available and the fishing has been pretty good. You could see Blue Quills, Caddis, Olives, Quill Gordons, or Hendricksons.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - The river can be floated at these levels, but wading is limited. The river has cleared up, but streamers and nymphs are still productive. You could see Blue Quills, Caddis, Olives, and a few Quill Gordons are possible.

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- You won't want to try wading either river at these flows, but they can be floated. Like elsewhere hatches have been spotty but you could see Caddis, Olives, Blue Quills, or Quill Gordons. Subsurface techniques will be more productive.

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