The Catskill Fly Fishing Report

June 14th, 2021
10:00 AM
Fly

Beaverkill River, Willowemoc Creek, and the Delaware River System

Due to time constraints we have to alter our fishing reports. Also some have noticed they haven't been as up to date. For the near term we are going to do a weekly outlook with updates related to dramatic events.

What to expect this week: I want to start by dispelling a myth that May is the best month of fishing in the Catskills. I have seen this attitude grow over the last ten years. It is true that by June we can have warmer weather and that can slow things down but it that doesn't occur its a fantastic month for dry fly fishing. This week looks good, we have some rain in the forecast which we always need and in general cooler temperatures. If this pattern holds the week looks very good. With the rain you might have to shift to some streamer or nymphs but that should deter you from making the trip.

If anyone is looking for a guide trip we have a half day wade openings on 6/26, 6/27 & 6/28.

Expect to see Isonychia (10-12), Light Cahill (10-14), Sulphur (14-16), Spinners (10-16), and BWO (14-16) late morning and (18-22) any time with rain and overcast weather.

SPRING STORE HOURS: 7 DAYS A WEEK 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Rental Equipment available: Fly Rod/Reel Combo - $35/day; Bootfoot Waders - $35/day

***We do not sell fishing licenses at the shop and recommend you purchase them in advance since they are not sold in town. You can do so at the NYDEC Website

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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TIP OF THE WEEK - We recommend getting out in the early mornings & evenings. Cloudy days ahead & mild temperatures mean we may have some good blue wing olive days ahead of us. Also be on the look out for Sulphurs, Isonychias, and light cahills. Dry dropper rigs with small nymphs are also taking fish.

The Beaverkill & Willowemoc - The rivers are flowing great & the water has some stain to it. We recommend nymph & streamer fishing although you may see rises throughout the day & into the evening. Best to approach the river under the assumption anything could happen. Look to the late afternoon & evening for dry fly fishing.

East Branch of the Delaware - Good wading flow and probably your best dry fly fishing river right now.

West Branch & Upper Mainstem of the Delaware - Good floating conditions, water clear and offing some of the best dry fly fishing in the region right now. The mainstem will probably have the best Green Drake hatches this weekend.

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