The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

Friday, October 19, 2018
9:41 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

FISHING REPORTS UPDATED DAILY

Although cool the Beaverkill and Willowemoc are at good wading flows, everything else is a little high and more appropriate for drift boats. Nymphing and streamers have been the most effective way to fish. In fact, the streamer fishing on our recent guided float trips has been very good. Looking ahead tomorrow with the overcast weather could be a great day for small Blue Wing Olives.

NOTE: FEEDER CREEKS AND UPPER SECTIONS OF THE RIVERS ARE NOW CLOSED. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR REGULATIONS TO SEE WHAT WATER REMAINS OPEN.

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Catskill Fishing Report
RIVER FLOW WATER TEMPERATURE USGS DATA LINK
BEAVERKILL RIVER
(at Cook's Falls)
629 43° BEAVERKILL RIVER
WILLOWEMOC CREEK
(no gauge)
377* 43°* NO GAUGE AVAILABLE
EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Harvard)
883 41° EAST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Hale Eddy)
2,020 56° WEST BRANCH,
DELAWARE RIVER
DELAWARE RIVER
(at Lordville)
4,020 48° DELAWARE RIVER

* denotes estimates because there is no gauge data available

TIP OF THE WEEK - With the colder weather moving in the middle of the day can now be a pretty productive time on the water. We are still seeing some of our fall hatches, but nymphs and streamers have still been the most effective way to fish.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc You can find wading at these levels, just use common sense and stay out of the fastest water. The Beaverkill is now CLOSED above the rte 206 bridge. The Willowemoc is now CLOSED above the bridge in Parkston

The East Branch of the Delaware - Good for floating but not for wading. Hatches have been a little inconsistent, with tons of bugs some days and not many on others. Streamers can be good, but the water is quite clear. The East Branch is now CLOSED above the Shinhopple bridge

The West Branch and Main Stem - Both rivers can be floated but are too high to wade. We've seen some dry fly action on them recently, and fish are chasing streamers. The West Branch is CLOSED except for the stretches which make up the border of NY and PA

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