The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:35 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

REMINDER: The shop will be CLOSED November 20-26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are still booking trips for the week if you call us this weekend.

Friday and Saturday look to be nice and warm for this time of year, with some rain moving in for the weekend. We've had better luck on overcast days, so don't let rain discourage you. Sunday could bring a little snow, but next week looks to be pretty nice with temps in the mid to high 30s. River levels are still good for wading, and we still have quite a bit of water open until the end of the month.

Upper sections of the rivers, and all feeder creeks, are now closed for fishing. There is still a lot of water that is open until the end of November including: Willowemoc from the Parkston bridge down to Junction pool, Beaverkill from the 206 bridge down to East Branch, the East Branch from Shinhopple bridge down to Hancock, and the West Branch and Main Stem where they borders NY and PA. We are still booking guided trips through the fall, and can have some good fishing as the days get shorter and the trout get more aggressive.

EXCITING NEWS! - This spring Orvis named us the "2017 Fly Shop of the Year"! We're honored to receive the award and promise to keep providing you all with the same level of service and commitment which earned us that recognition in the first place.

Fall Hours: OPEN Thursday-Monday 9:00am-5:00pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will be closed November 20-26th for Thanksgiving

Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
337 42° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
180* 42°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
120 42° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
274 45° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
972 41° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - Go ahead and swing some flies...streamers or more traditional wets. The fish are pretty aggressive this time of year and you can cover a lot of water that way. Nymphing will still be a good bet, and there is an outside chance you could see some hatches.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc Rivers - Wading is pretty decent at these flows, and streamers and nymphs are good choices when the rivers are at this level. If you see rising fish they are most likely taking tiny olives or midges. Closed sections as of Oct 15th: Beaverkill - upstream of the 206 bridge. Willowemoc - upstream of the Parkston bridge.

The East Branch of the Delaware River - Pretty easy to wade right now, you can use sizable streamers to search for fish or target some of the riffles with nymphs and wet flies. Close sections as of Oct 15th: upstream of the Shinhopple bridge

The West Branch of the Delaware & Delaware River- The West is at good wading levels but a bit low for boats. The Main Stem can be waded or floated. Plan on fishing streamers on the WB and nymphing the riffles on the Main...although some days have had nice dry fly activity. Closed sections - sections that do not form the NY/PA border.

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