The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:38 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED DAILY

There won't be any good wading opportunities today except for feeder creeks and a few select spots. However the water has been clearing up nicely. It will likely be a boat game for most of the week, and streamers will be the most effective way to fish. Unlike last year, this has been a very wet September so far...which could make for some excellent fall conditions as the cooler months approach.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
1,790 61° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
1,074* 61°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
952 50° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
2.190 61° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
6,350 63° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Subsurface techniques are best right now, especially streamers while the water is up. Swinging wet flies is a good choice this time of year if trout don't seem to be responding to dead drifted nymphs.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Up and off color. Skip these rivers today. Isonyhchia, Olives, Caddis, and Sulphurs are the most common bugs right now.

The East Branch of the Delaware - High and off color but floatable. Just keep an eye on flows, river is still rising if we get heavy rain it could come up fairly quickly. Sulphurs, Isonychia, and Caddis have been hatching.

The West Branch and Main Stem - Both rivers are too high to wade but can be floated. As with the EB, keep an eye on the flows. Sulphurs, Olives, Caddis, and Isonychia have been showing up, and we've found some nice hatches in spots.

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