The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Friday, May 26th, 2017
8:20 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED DAILY

The rain held off for most of the day yesterday, with little effect on the rivers, and our guided trips had some excellent fishing. Trout were coming up for March Brown, traditionals and comparaduns, and were also grabbing nymphs subsurface. It looks like we should have very good fishing conditions for the weekend with overcast skies and slight chances of rain. Bright sunny days are great for BBQs and baseball games, but are not what you want for fishing. We are anticipating good hatches of March Browns, Olives, and Sulphurs over the next few days.

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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. May weekends are almost full, but fishing is usually very good until mid June so get your spot now!

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
375 56° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
225* 56°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
206 52° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
525 51° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
1,580 57° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Plan on fishing all the way until dark when we can see spinners and some additional hatches. March Browns can come off throughout the day, and nymphing the faster water is a productive approach when the bugs aren't coming up.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Both rivers are lower than normal with easy wading available. Fish have moved into some of the fast water as well, so don't overlook the riffles and pocketwater. Hatches are mostly Olives, Tan Caddis, Apple Caddis, March Browns, and a few Sulphurs. We've also seen good numbers of spinners some afternoons into evening.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - The river is better waded at these levels, but the lower section is floatable. We've seen some nice spinner falls the past few evenings, and you could see March Browns and Sulphurs (mostly on the Lower East) as well as caddis and Olives.

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- Still at good levels for wading and can be floated. Look for March Browns, Olives, Caddis, and Sulphurs. You could even find some lingering Hendricksons in the upper part of the WB.

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