The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Monday, October 14, 2019
9:33 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED DAILY

It looks like we are in for a nice extended weekend. Hopefully we'll see more clouds than sun, but either way conditions on the freestones aren't bad for this time of year. With luck we'll see some more rain Wed-Thurs. With decreased flows, you should even find wading on the tailwaters. Anglers are still targeting the faster water, since it is still shallow, but these cloudy days have provided some olive hatches as well. It is not unusual to find a mix of dry fly and nymphing action on the rivers right now.

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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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* Denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available, all flow and temperature data updates automatically.

TIP OF THE WEEK - Nymphs are still your best bet during the day, and can be quite productive. Dry fly action is best in the morning or just before dark (stay on the river until you can't see your fly anymore), but if you are determined to fish up top during the day try some big Isonychia patterns or attractors like Stimulators.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc - Both rivers have been staying cool enough to fish lately. Target the faster water with attractors or nymphs. Isonychia, Olives, Sulphurs, and Stoneflies are the most common bugs right now.

The East Branch of the Delaware - Good for wading but too low to float. Flows are low, so wade carefully. Olives, Isonychia and caddis have been on the water.

The West Branch and Main Stem - The West Branch is off color and can be floated or waded at these levels. Isonychia, Olives, Caddis and Stoneflies have been spotted recently.

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