Daily Fishing Report

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Phase 4 Re-Open

Currently we are in phase 4 of Unpause NY. We will continue to limit number of customers in the shop and are excited to see everyone again. We require all customers and employees to wear masks in the shop and have a 6 customer limit. We also have hand sanitizer at the door.

We are continuing to offer curbside pick-ups and online ordering.

Guide Trips & Lessons

We are  able to offer guide trips and beginner lessons. We have very limited availability as some of our guides have elected to take the season off or working for us in other ways. Give the shop a call to setup a trip!


Area Overview

Thunderstorms last night dropped some water in the system. The rivers have a slight stain to them and should clear quickly as the day goes on. Be mindful of water temperature where you are fishing and be willing to change locations pending temps. The air temps have been warm and humid keeping the water temps on the warmer side.

Many people this summer are sharing our resources while they recreate in the Catskills. We have heard numerous reports of litter and trash at access spots and in/near the rivers. Remember to leave no trace and if time allows, take a moment and fill your net on the way back to the car and help us keep these places clean. 

Hatches are currently, Isonychia (10-14),  Sulphurs (18-20), Dortheas (18-20), Cahills (12-16), Blue Winged Olives (18 - 20), Midges (20 - 24). Ants and Beetles. 

Beaverkill / Willowemoc Rivers

The Beaverkill and Willowemoc received some rain to boost flows.  The Beaverkill thermal regulations on the Horton bridge area are in effect. 

Upper East Branch of the Delaware River

The dam is putting out 140cfs. The whole river is at a low, wadeable level with cooler water temps. This is not a good flow for floating and the lower rivers are a better option.

Sulphurs, Dortheas, Golden Drakes and ISO’s are on the water. 

Lower East Branch of the Delaware River

Be mindful of water temps and flows as summer conditions are here. Sulphurs, Dortheas, and ISO’s are on the water.

West Branch of the Delaware River

The West has 497cfs coming out of the dam. Sulphurs, ISO’s, Golden Drakes, Summer Paralep and Dortheas are out. This is a popular section of the river with anglers. It is also some of the cooler tailwater on the system.

Main Stem of the Delaware River

Sulphurs and ISO’s have been out on the Main. Summer Bass action is here. They fight hard and provide angling opportunities it warmer weather conditions.

Neversink Report

Water levels are ideal and clear for wading. Spots have been heavy with anglers, so if it looks crowded, pick another area. 


Esopus Report

The portal is putting out 272cfs. Some cooler water can be found in sections, but be mindful of water temperatures.