Daily Fishing Report

July 21, 2024

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Area Overview

July 21, 8am

A sunny Sunday here with temps reaching 82. Be mindful of water temps as the Beaverkill hit 72 yesterday. 

The dry fly fishing will be the most consistent on the upper reaches of the tailwaters. Sulphur (16-18) and Bwo (18-22) hatches are fairly reliable starting in the afternoons. As the evenings set in Isonychia (12-14) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) patterns can be very effective in the faster water and riffles. Sulphur Spinners and Rusty Spinners are always a favorite for the late evenings. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.


July 20, 8am

We're still in the midst of a "cool down". Air temps will stay favorable and remain in the 70s. We may see some showers in the area in the late afternoon. So make sure to have a rain jacket handy and keep an eye on the radar. 

The dry fly fishing will be the most consistent on the upper reaches of the tailwaters. Sulphur (16-18) and Bwo (18-22) hatches are fairly reliable starting in the afternoons. As the evenings set in Isonychia (12-14) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) patterns can be very effective in the faster water and riffles. Sulphur Spinners and Rusty Spinners are always a favorite for the late evenings. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 19, 8am

Foggy start today with a high in the upper 70s. The sun will stick around for most of the day which will likely push the best dry fly fishing into the evening.

We did receive some rain this week but need quite a bit more to give the freestones a recharge. As it stands they remain low and warm. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The upper West Branch is seeing reliable hatches of Sulphurs (16-18) and BWOs (18-22) in the afternoon and evening. The lower sections of river will be best closer to dark with Iso's (10-12) and Lt. Cahills (14-16) adding to the mix of bugs. Keep a good selection of spinners handy for the evenings fishing. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18, 8am

A nice cool start to the day today. By the end of it we'll have a high in the upper 70s and mostly sunny skies. We did receive some rain last night but need quite a bit more to give the freestones a recharge. As it stands they remain low and warm. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The upper West Branch is seeing reliable hatches of Sulphurs (16-18) and BWOs (18-22) in the afternoon and evening. The lower sections of river will be best closer to dark with Iso's (10-12) and Lt. Cahills (14-16) adding to the mix of bugs. Keep a good selection of spinners handy for the evenings fishing. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 17, 8am

Warm and sunny this morning. The current forecast is calling for a good chance of showers and a storm late this afternoon, so make sure to keep an eye on the radar as you make plans to fish. After today temps will drop down into the 70s for a few days, then low 80s for the weekend. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 73 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The upper West Branch is seeing reliable hatches of Sulphurs (16-18) and BWOs (18-22) in the afternoon and evening. The lower sections of river will be best closer to dark with Iso's (10-12) and Lt. Cahills (14-16) adding to the mix of bugs. Keep a good selection of spinners handy for the evenings fishing. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 16, 8am

We’re looking at 87F today with a heat advisory and possible afternoon thunderstorms. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 73 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters. 

While conditions are not favorable for the freestones, there is water in the Upper Delaware system and it is cold. The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

July 15, 8am

The heat is on! We’re looking at 90F today with a heat advisory and possible afternoon thunderstorms. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 73 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters. 

While conditions are not favorable for the freestones, there is water in the Upper Delaware system and it is cold. The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

July 14, 8am

Sunny  skies again today with a high near 88 degrees. We're in for another heat wave for the next few days. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 75 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.


July 12th, 10am

Mostly cloudy skies again today with a high near 80 degrees. We're in for another warm up as we get into the weekend that'll stick around for a bit. he gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 74 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

  

July 11, 8am

Sunny and extremely humid today, high of 74. It was a warm and humid past few days and the freestones remain warm. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 74 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

July 9, 8am

Sunny and extremely humid today, high of 79. It was a warm and humid past few days and the freestones remain warm. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 74 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

July 7, 8am

Cloudy and less humid today, high of 86. It was a warm and humid past few days and the freestones remain warm. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 71 degrees this morning. We ask that you refrain from fishing the freestones and fish the tailwaters.

The West Branch is a good option and your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch.

 

July 6th, 8am

Cloudy and humid today with a high close to 90 degrees. We had some storms pass through the area early this morning. The Willow remains clear but the Beaverkill has some stain to it. The gauge at Cooks Falls is reading 70 degrees this morning.

The West Branch is up a bit, but should continue to fall into shape as the day progresses. Your best bet for daytime dry fly fishing will be up near Deposit. Nymphing will be best on the lower portions of the river as there can be some algae present up close to the dam. The East Branch tends to turn on closer to dark.

BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

Our 3rd annual GET FISHY youth fly fishing clinic is today!

Join us today from 1pm to pm for a fun-filled day geared towards helping young people start their journey towards a lifetime of fly-fishing enjoyment in a casual, activity-centered outdoor environment. We’ll cover basic casting techniques, delve into the fascinating biology of the insects within our rivers, and explore the art of tying flies to mimic them. All fishing and fly tying materials are provided for participants. It's a fantastic opportunity for young anglers to learn, connect with nature, and foster a love for fly fishing! 


Give us a call at the fly shop for or shoot us an email at FLYSHOP@DETTEFLIES.COM for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 5th, 8am

A foggy start to the day will give way to a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Theres a good chance for some storms to develop so make sure keep an eye on the radar and have a rain jacket on hand. 

The Willow will be fishable for a few hours this morning, but the Beaverkill needs a break as temps are already hitting 68 degrees.

Summer tailwater fishing is on. BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4th, 8am

Happy 4th!

Humid and overcast currently. Pockets of drizzle passing through the area as the morning progresses. The clouds should stick around for the day, with a decent chance for rain late afternoon / evening. 

The Willow will be fishable for a few hours this morning, but the Beaverkill needs a break as temps are already hitting 68 degrees.

Summer tailwater fishing is on. BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

Monday July 1, 8am

Cooler start to the day with breezy conditions. Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent microburst in Cooks Falls.  

Head up to fish the tailwaters with a good selection of BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Sunday June 30, 8am

Warm, humid and overcast this morning with a high of 80. Chances for thunderstorms later in the day, so keep an eye on the radar and a rain jacket in your pack. 

Last night the area received about 1.5 inches of rain, which elevated the water a bit to provide some relief, however the temps will remain warm as the day progresses.

Head up to fish the tailwaters with a good selection of BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

Saturday June 29, 8am

Cooler and cloudy today with light rain falling currently. High in the mid 70s. We may see some stronger storms as the day progresses so keep an eye on the radar and a rain jacket in your pack. 

Looks like a great day to hit the tailwaters with a good selection of BWO's in sizes 18-22, and Sulphurs in 16-18. Isonychia (10-12) and Lt. Cahill (14-16) are also in the mix. Right place right time is the mantra for summer dry fly fishing, so stay mobile and look for subtle rises. A "fly first" presentation with a long leader is a must this time of year. Have a buoyant / visible pattern like a White Wulff ready in the evening and be prepared to stay out late if necessary. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 Our 3rd annual GET FISHY youth fly fishing clinic is just a week away! 

Join us next Saturday July 6th at 1pm for a fun-filled day geared towards helping young people start their journey towards a lifetime of fly-fishing enjoyment in a casual, activity-centered outdoor environment. We’ll cover basic casting techniques, delve into the fascinating biology of the insects within our rivers, and explore the art of tying flies to mimic them. All fishing and fly tying materials are provided for participants. It's a fantastic opportunity for young anglers to learn, connect with nature, and foster a love for fly fishing! 


Give us a call at the fly shop for or shoot us an email at FLYSHOP@DETTEFLIES.COM for more information.

 

 Friday June 28, 8am

Nice cool start to the day that'll top out in the mid 70s. We've got some much needed rain on the way for the weekend that'll give the freestones some aid. Temps will be good for some morning fishing on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc but mid day could get dicey, so plan to move over to the tailwaters.

BWO's (18-22), Sulphurs (16-18), Isonychia (10-12) are hatching in the afternoon and evening. Light Cahills (14-16) and some tan caddis are hatching as well. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday June 27, 8am

Heavy rains fell early last night. We didnt get the bulk of it, but enough to bring rivers up a touch. The Beaverkill remains too warm to fish. The Willowemoc will be fishable this morning, But it's best to move to the tailwaters for the afternoon. We'll have a high of 75 degrees today. Hopefully the cool nights ahead will help the temps on the freestones. 

The tailwaters on the East and West have plenty of access and colder water. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday June 26, 8am

High in the mid 80s today with a chance for some storms in he afternoon and evening. Make sure to have a rain jacket handy and keep an eye on the radar as you make your plans to fish. It looks like after today we'll see a nice cooldown as we head into the weekend. 

Summer fishing is settling in here in the Catskills. The Willowemoc is currently fishable in the mornings but by mid day, it and the Beaverkill have both been to warm to fish. Make sure to have a stream thermometer handy if you plan to spend the AM hours on the freestones.

The tailwaters on the East and West have plenty of access and coolder water. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday June 25, 8am

We had a cool night and start to the day, however it will be warm today and the waters will heat up. High of 83 and overcast.

The tailwaters on the East and West have plenty of access and coolder water. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

Monday June 24, 8am

It's a happy Monday with cooler air temps, some water in the system and overcast skies. Be mindful that water temps remain warm and should be left to recover.  High of 65 with overcast and breezy conditions. 

The tailwaters on the East and West have plenty of access and coolder water. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

Sunday June23, 8am

More rain fell last night, and there is a bit more water in the system, however water temps remain warm and should be left to recover. Next week will provide some cooler weather. High of 74 with overcast conditions, humid with a chance of thunderstorms later in the day.

Both the East and West branches of the Delaware are pushing cold water and have plenty of public access available. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

Saturday, June 22nd, 8am

We finally had some rain fall on us yesterday afternoon and evening. The USGS gauges are showing a slight bump in the flows this morning, but the freestones remain warm and should be left to recover. We'll start to see a more significant chance for rain starting tonight, and a cooldown as we move through next week. High in the upper 80s again today.

Both the East and West branches of the Delaware are pushing cold water and have plenty of public access available. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 21st, 8am

Today's forecast will mirror yestersdays minus a couple of degrees with a high of 88. Chance for a thunderstorm in the late afternoon. Thus far the storm bands that have been developing to the north have yet to make it down to us. Might be time to start doing the rain dance as the freestones are in desperate need of it and should not be fished at their current flows and temps.   

Both the East and West branches of the Delaware are pushing cold water and have plenty of public access available. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 20th, 8am

High in the 90s again today. Chance for some storms starting this afternoon and running into the weekend. Hopefully we get a good bit of rain. The freestones could definitely use it. 

Tailwaters remain the best bet for the coming days. Both the East and West branches of the Delaware are pushing cold water and have plenty of public access available. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters as well as fishing for warm water species are where it's at. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 19th, 8am

The heat advisory remains in effect this morning. You can see the humidity hanging over the mountains as you travel along highway 17. We'll see a high of 91 degrees by mid day. As we move toward the weekend the chance for thunderstorms will enter the picture. Hopefully the forecast holds and our area freestones see some relief. 

Tailwaters remain the best bet for the coming days. Both the East and West branches of the Delaware are pushing cold water and have plenty of public access available. Sulphurs (16-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Have a decent selection of spinners available for the evenings, and a nice visible pattern that you can track as some of the best fishing will come just at dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters as well as fishing for warm water species are where it's at. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 18th, 8am

 

It's a warm and humid start of the day as we enter a heat advisory for the next fewdays. High of 89 with a sun and some cloud cover.

Taking the above into account tailwaters will be your best bet for cold water and good bug activity. The freestones will be too warm and too low for fishing. Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters as well as fishing for warm water species are where it's at. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

Monday, June 17, 8am

It's a warm and humid start of the day. High of 86 with a heat advisory for the next few days.

Taking the above into account tailwaters will be your best bet for cold water and good bug activity. The freestones will be too warm and too low for fishing. Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters as well as fishing for warm water species are where it's at. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

Sunday, June 16, 8am

It's a warm and humid start of the day. High of 86 with a heat advisory for the next few days.

Taking the above into account tailwaters will be your best bet for cold water and good bug activity. The freestones will be too warm and too low for fishing. Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been above 70 by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters as well as fishing for warm water species are where it's at. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

Sunday, June 16, 8am

A beautiful morning oit there. High of 77 today with sun and wind throughout the day. There was not much water added to the system so flows are low.

Taking the above into account tailwaters are going to be your best bet for cold water and good bug activity. Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill has been hitting 68 degrees by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters are always an option. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

Saturday June 15th, 8am

The rain missed us yesterday, so we have no real change to flows across the system. Sunny skies again today with a high in the mid 70s. Things will stay that way through the weekend and then we'll see a heat wave settle in as the week progresses. 

Taking the above into account tailwaters are going to be your best bet for cold water and good bug activity. Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. The Beaverkill has been hitting 68 degrees by mid day. Carry a stream thermometer and check water temps as you make plans to fish. The tailwaters are always an option. If you have any questions on where to go to find good water temps stop by or call the shop and we can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday June 14, 8am

High of 76 today with thunderstorms throughout the day. Even a little bit of rain will help cool off the freestones, which hit 68 yesterday afternoon. 

Summer hatches are off to a good start with Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these don’t be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. Carry a thermometer and check water temps. Practice responsible recreation. The tailwaters are always an option.

Enjoy your day on the river! 

Thursday June 13, 8am

High of 82 degrees today with mostly sunny skies. So far temps on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been staying below the 68 degree mark. We've got some rain in the forecast for tomorrow which should be a great help. Just over half an inch currently (if the forecast holds), but every little bit helps. 

Summer hatches are off to a good start with Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. Sunny skies will push the dry fly bite window to late evening. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent right before dark. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these dont be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday, June 12, 10am

Cloud cover this morning will give way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon with a high in the low 70s. We may see some much needed rain come later this week which will be a great help for the freestones.

Summer hatches are off to a good start with Sulphurs (14-18) Isonychia (10-12) hatching in the afternoon and evening. BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) are also about in decent numbers. With cloudier skies fish have been feeding on the surface earlier in the day. Sunny skies will push the bite window to late evening. Sulphur spinner falls have been pretty consistent to end the evening. 

Mornings through mid day nymphs and wet flies will be your best bet. Pheasant tail nymphs and soft hackles are a good match for the Sulphurs, as well as Frenchies. Caddis pupa are still working well in the riffles and pocket water. Isonychia nymphs are active swimmers. When fishing these dont be afraid to let your imitations swing toward the shore at the end of the drift as they tend to swim to the banks to hatch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 9, 8am

High of 66 degrees today with clouds and a light breeze. Possible rain showers throughout the morning. We’ve had some cooler evenings which fare well for the ricers. Hopefully, some rain will replenish the system  

Evenings remain the best bet for dry fly fishing. Sulphurs (14-18), Isonychia (10-12), a few Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18). Sulphur spinners have been pretty consistent right at dark.

During the day work the riffles and broken water with nymphs or a dry dropper rig. Iso nymphs, caddis pupa, small pheasant tails, and Copper Johns are all good choices. 

 

Saturday, June 8th, 8am

High of 71 degrees today with a mix of clouds and sun. Winds will be up to 15mph, so try and find a place that gives you a break from the gusts. Temps will continue to cool into next week which will help keep the freestones in good shape.

Evenings remain the best bet for dry fly fishing. Sulphurs (14-18), Isonychia (10-12), a few Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18). Sulphur spinners have been pretty consistent right at dark.

During the day work the riffles and broken water with nymphs or a dry dropper rig. Iso nymphs, caddis pupa, small pheasant tails, and Copper Johns are all good choices.

 

 

Friday, June 7th, 8am

Plenty of fog to start the day today. We'll see some clouds and sun with the chance for another storm in the afternoon. We got a bit of rain yesterday afternoon and then again in the late evening, giving the freestones a little charge, but everything remains clear and wade-able this morning.

Evenings remain the best bet for dry fly fishing. Sulphurs (14-18), Isonychia (10-12), a few Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), Light Cahills (14-16), and tan or grey caddis (14-18). Sulphur spinners have been pretty consistent right at dark.

During the day work the riffles and broken water with nymphs or a dry dropper rig. Iso nymphs, caddis pupa, small pheasant tails, and Copper Johns are all good choices. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 6th, 8am

Cloudy morning here in Livingston Manor. We had a touch of rain overnight, but overall there's no change to the flows. We'll have a good chance for thunderstorms as the day progresses, so make sure to keep an eye on the radar and have a rain jacket in your pack.

Evenings will fish the best until things cool down. Sulphurs (14-18), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18). Sulphur spinners have been pretty consistent right at dark. 

During the day work the riffles and broken water with nymphs or a dry dropper rig. Iso nymphs, caddis pupa, small pheasant tails, and Copper Johns are all good choices. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 5th, 8am

A sunny start to the day should give way to some cloud cover rolling in this afternoon. Hot and humid with a high around 80. We may see storms in the evening / overnight which could bring some much needed rain to the area. Keep an eye on water temps. The Cooks Falls gauge on the Beaverkill hit 68 degrees yesterday around 4pm. We've got a cool down on the way and that should help water temps for the weekend. 

Evenings will fish the best until things cool down. Sulphurs (14-18), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18). Sulphur spinners have been pretty consistent right at dark. 

During the day work the riffles and broken water with nymphs or a dry dropper rig. Iso nymphs, caddis pupa, small pheasant tails, and Copper Johns are all good choices. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 4th, 8am

Current temps are 55, with a high of 80. Possible thunderstorms later in the day.

The system is in good shape for wading. 

Sulphurs (14-16), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) can all be found hatching in the late afternoons on, with the best surface activity coming in the evenings. 

Spinner falls have been pretty reliable in the evenings with a mash up of Sulphurs, Coffin Flies, March Brown / Grey Fox, as well as some spent caddis. 

During the day nymphs will be your best bet. Don't be afraid to size up and let them swing at the end of your drift. March Brown, Green Drake, and Iso Nymphs are very active swimmers in the periods leading up to a hatch. An animated presentation can be a great way to trigger some strikes, just make sure to use heavy tippet (3x-4x). Working the riffles with caddis pupa can also be very rewarding. 

Sunday, June 2, 8am

A beautiful dat with a high of 73 and a slight breeze.

The best fishing is the afternoons as there are plenty of bugs on the surface  

Sulphurs (14-16), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) can all be found hatching in the late afternoons on, with the best surface activity coming in the evenings. 

Spinner falls have been pretty reliable in the evenings with a mash up of Sulphurs, Coffin Flies, March Brown / Grey Fox, as well as some spent caddis. 

 

Saturday June 1, 8am

Today's conditions will mimic yesterday's for the most part. Winds will be slightly less at 7-13 mph. We'll have some cloud cover move in tomorrow afternoon which will be a nice change and should help the daytime surface activity. 

Sulphurs (14-16), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) can all be found hatching in the late afternoons on, with the best surface activity coming in the evenings. 

Spinner falls have been pretty reliable in the evenings with a mash up of Sulphurs, Coffin Flies, March Brown / Grey Fox, as well as some spent caddis. 

During the day nymphs will be your best bet. Don't be afraid to size up and let them swing at the end of your drift. March Brown, Green Drake, and Iso Nymphs are very active swimmers in the periods leading up to a hatch. An animated presentation can be a great way to trigger some strikes, just make sure to use heavy tippet (3x-4x). Working the riffles with caddis pupa can also be very rewarding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 30th. 8am

Rivers are in good shape this morning. Cool nights have water temps in a great spot as we head towards the weekend. Wading options are available across the system, from the tailwaters to the freestones. Today we'll have a high of 66 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun. 

Sulphurs (14-16), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18) can all be found hatching in the late afternoons on, with the best surface activity coming in the evenings. The past few nights we've been out after closing the shops we've seen plenty of spinner falls to coincide with the above hatches, so make sure to have those on hand as well.

During the day nymphs will be your best bet. Dont be afraid to size up and let them swing at the end of your drift. March Brown, Green Drake, and Iso Nymphs are very active swimmers in the periods leading up to a hatch. An animated presentaion can be a great way to trigger some strikes, just make sure to use heavy tippet (3x-4x). Working the riffles with caddis pupa can also be very rewarding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29th. 8am

We got some much needed rain to start out the week and rivers are recharged. A nice cooldown is afoot as well. Today we'll have a high of 66 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun. There's a chance for T-storms again this afternoon, so make sure to keep a rain jacket handy.

Its a bit of a mash up out there with Sulphurs (14-16), Gray Fox (12-14), Isonychia (10-12), a few Green Drakes and Coffin Flies (8-10), BWO's (18-22), and tan or grey caddis (14-18). Cornuta olives can still be found in the mornings (14-16). Some of the hatches have been more sporadic depending on where you're fishing, so make sure to stay mobile.  

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Nymphs on a tight line or under an indicator will be a good bet during the slow periods. Dont be afraid to size up and let them swing at the end of your drift. March Brown, Green Drake, and Iso Nymphs are very active swimmers in the periods leading up to a hatch. An animated presentaion can be a great way to trigger some strikes, just make sure to use heavy tippet (3x-4x).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday May 28 8am

Current air temperature is 71 degrees with clouds. . High temp of 81 degrees, overcast and possible heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

 

We had some rain last night- not as we expected, so the rivers are up a bit. The Beaverkill is coming down slowly and of color. The Willowemoc is in good shape.

March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) with some Gray Fox (12-14) mixed in. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Hatch intensity can vary per river or section, but finding a stretch that gets the shade earlier in the evening will help you find rising fish. 

Starting to see some Blue Sedge Caddis (14-16) about in the late evenings, and  Green Drakes (8-10) and Isonychia (10-12). 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. Carry a thermometer and check water temps. Practice responsible recreation. The tailwaters are always an option. 

 

Monday May 27, 8am

Current air temperature is 63 degrees with clouds. . High temp of 67 degrees, overcast and possible heavy thunderstorms through the day. The rains will provide some needed relief to the system.

Recent evenings on the river have brought on March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) with some Gray Fox (12-14) mixed in. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Hatch intensity can vary per river or section, but finding a stretch that gets the shade earlier in the evening will help you find rising fish. 

Starting to see some Blue Sedge Caddis (14-16) about in the late evenings, and keep an eye out for Green Drakes (8-10) and Isonychia (10-12). 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. Don’t forget a white Wulff too.

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

Be mindful of water flows and temperatures as the weather heats up. Carry a thermometer and check water temps. Practice responsible recreation. The tailwaters are always an option. 

Today is Memorial Day. In remembrance: “as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them”-John F. Kennedy

 

Sunday May 26, 8am

Temps are starting off cool at 63, but they will climb to 80 today with sun and possible afternoon thunderstorms. We didn’t see much rain last night and the system could use a shot of water to maintain temps and flows.

Recent evenings on the river have brought on March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) with some Gray Fox (12-14) mixed in. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Hatch intensity can vary per river or section, but finding a stretch that gets the shade earlier in the evening will help you find rising fish. 

Starting to see some Blue Sedge Caddis (14-16) about in the late evenings, and keep an eye out for Green Drakes (8-10) and Isonychia (10-12). 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

Make sure to keep a stream thermometer handy as temps on the Lower East Branch, Main Stem Delaware topped out over 68 degrees yesterday. If you're in need of suggestions on where to go to find cooler water temps just stop by the shop or give us a call and we'll point you in the right direction. 

 

 


Saturday May 25th, 8am

Today will feel a lot like yesterday with the addition of a potential storm or two in the late afternoon and evening and a high of 80 degrees. We could get a touch of rain overnight, with more scheduled as we move into next week. A decent amount of precipitation would be very beneficial to our river systems.  

Recent evenings on the river have brought on March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) with some Gray Fox (12-14) mixed in. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Hatch intensity can vary per river or section, but finding a stretch that gets the shade earlier in the evening will help you find rising fish. 

Starting to see some Blue Sedge Caddis (14-16) about in the late evenings, and keep an eye out for Green Drakes (8-10) and Isonychia (10-12). 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

Make sure to keep a stream thermometer handy as temps on the Lower East Branch, Main Stem Delaware topped out over 68 degrees yesterday. If you're in need of suggestions on where to go to find cooler water temps just stop by the shop or give us a call and we'll point you in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday May 22nd, 8am

Another hot one today with a high in the mid 80s. Keep an eye on the radar as there are some potential storms set to move through the area this evening. After today things are scheduled to starting cooling down. 

All area rivers are currently wade-able, but could definitely use a shot of rain. Make sure to keep a stream thermometer handy as temps on the Lower East Branch, and Main Stem Delaware hit 68 yesterday. The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was 67.5* yesterday evening, and is likely to do the same or more today. If you're in need of suggestions on where to go to find cooler water temps just stop by the shop or give us a call and we'll point you in the right direction.

Recent evenings on the river have brought on March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) with some Gray Fox (12-14) mixed in. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Hatch intensity can vary per river or section, but finding a stretch that gets the shade earlier in the evening will help you find rising fish. 

Starting to see some Blue Sedge Caddis (14-16) about in the evenings, and with the current heat spell it wouldnt be abnormal to see a few Green Drakes (8-10) or Isos (10-12).   

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday May, 20, 8am

Current air temperature is 64 degrees with clouds. High temp of 83 degrees, sun and cloud mix throughout the day and very warm for this time of year.

The past few days have been warm and water temps are increasing. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are about starting in the afternoons, with some Gray Fox (12-14) showing as well. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) are out in the evenings if the wind is down, and should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Small tan or grey are around throughout the day. Be  sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day and swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

 

Sunday, May 19th, 8am

A fairly nice day today with a mix of sun and clouds, high of 73.

Conditions seem to indicate that the consistent surface activity is moving later in the day. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are about starting in the afternoons, with some Gray Fox (12-14) showing as well. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) are out in the evenings if the wind is down, and should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Their are some smaller caddis (16-18) amidst the big bugs, make sure to have those in tan or grey. The more pressured fish will become selective to those that are visibly struggling on the surface. This can be very hard to imitate, so just have patience, concentrate on a proper presentation, and eventually most fish will give in and make a mistake. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  


Saturday, May 18th, 8am

63 and cloudy today with the potential for a shower this morning. 

No major changes from days prior, but it does seem as though the consistent surface activity is moving later in the day. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are about starting in the afternoons, with some Gray Fox (12-14) showing as well. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) are out in the evenings if the wind is down, and should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Their are some smaller caddis (16-18) amidst the big bugs, make sure to have those in tan or grey. The more pressured fish will become selective to those that are visibly struggling on the surface. This can be very hard to imitate, so just have patience, concentrate on a proper presentation, and eventually most fish will give in and make a mistake. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 17th, 8am

Decent cloud cover today with a high of 70 degrees. We may see some rain overnight into tomorrow with temps in the mid 60s, then back up into the 70s for Sunday.

All area rivers are in good shape for wading. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are about starting in the afternoons, with some Gray Fox (12-14) showing as well. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) are out in the evenings if the wind is down, and should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Their are some smaller caddis (16-18) amidst the big bugs, make sure to have those in tan or grey. The more pressured fish will become selective to those visibly struggling on the surface. This can be very hard to imitate, so just have patience, concentrate on a proper presentation, and eventually most fish will give in and make a mistake. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 16th, 8am

The Beaverkill bumped up a bit more than expected yesterday, but is falling back to a nice level and should be in great condition later today into the weekend. The Willow is in good shape as well. Today we'll see temps in the high 60s with a mix of clouds and sunshine. 

The past few days we've seen a mix of hatches at varying times throughout the day. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are about, with some Gray Fox (12-14) showing as well. Keep an eye out for Cornuta olives (14) in the late mornings. 

Have definitely seen fish keying in on some smaller caddis (16-18) amidst the other bugs, make sure to have those in tan or grey. The more pressured fish will become selective to those visibly struggling on the surface. This can be very hard to imitate, so just have patience, concentrate on a proper presentation, and eventually most fish will give in and make a mistake. 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) are about in the evenings if the wind is down and should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going.  

 

 

Tuesday, May 14th, 8am 

A beautiful morning, with sun and clouds later in the day. High of 74. Possible rainshowers later this evening. 

The bugs are arriving later in the day, however with warmer temps, we should see activity increase. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are the predominant hatch, along with some BWO's mixed in. Some caddis are out and about and tan in sizes 14-16 are a good option. 

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, nymphs and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going. 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

 

Monday, May 13th, 8am 

Clouds giving way to sun.  High of 66.

The bugs have been a late day event recently. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are the predominant hatch, along with some BWO's mixed in. There's some caddis about on the freestones. Tan in sizes 14-16 should cover most of it, but make sure to have few Apple caddis patterns on hand as well. Pupa to match will also be important.

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going. 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

If you're looking for Hendricksons head to the tailwaters as they'll stick around there for a little while longer, along with some Blue Quills and Apple Caddis. 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Sunday, May 12th, 8am 

A cold and rainy day today with a few breaks throughout the day. High of 50.

The bugs have been a late day event recently. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are the predominant hatch, along with some BWO's mixed in. There's some caddis about on the freestones. Tan in sizes 14-16 should cover most of it, but make sure to have few Apple caddis patterns on hand as well. Pupa to match will also be important.

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going. 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

If you're looking for Hendricksons head to the tailwaters as they'll stick around there for a little while longer, along with some Blue Quills and Apple Caddis. 

 

Livingston Manor, Saturday, May 11th, 8am 

Foggy start to the day today with the sun starting to peak through in spots. We'll end up with a high of 57 degrees by the end of it, so not as chilly as the original outlook forecasted. Tomorrow will be cloudy with a shower or two and a high of 48... 

The bugs have been a late day event recently. March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) are the predominant hatch, along with some BWO's mixed in. There's some caddis about on the freestones. Tan in sizes 14-16 should cover most of it, but make sure to have few Apple caddis patterns on hand as well. Pupa to match will also be important.

Make sure to spend some time in the riffles during the slow periods of the day. Swinging wet flies, soft hackles, and caddis pupa can be great ways to pick up a few fish when the surface activity has yet to get going. 

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

If you're looking for Hendricksons head to the tailwaters as they'll stick around there for a little while longer, along with some Blue Quills and Apple Caddis. 

 

  

 

 

Livingston Manor, Friday, May 9th, 8am 

Rain falling this morning. Yet to see a significant bump in flows, but that could change as the day progresses and the rain continues to fall. We may see a 1/2 inch by the end of it. 

Yesterday evening March Browns (10-12) and Invaria Sulphurs (14-16) were the predominant hatch, along with some BWO's mixed in. There's some caddis about on the freestones. Tan in sizes 14-16 should cover most of it, but make sure to have few Apple caddis patterns on hand as well. Pupa to match will also be important.

Rusty Spinners in a variety of sizes (10-18) should be a box staple for the remainder of the season. 

If you're looking for Hendricksons head to the tailwaters as they'll stick around there for a little while longer, along with some Blue Quills. 

 

Stop in this Saturday 5/11 and spend some time with guest tyer Steve Yewchuck.

Steve’s innovative tying style and patterns can bring new life to your box and tying bench. This weekend at the shop he’ll be spinning up some of his favorite multi species sculpin and crayfish flies that work wonders in any body of water. He’s got great tips and techniques utilizing modern materials on a variety of platforms. Sure to be a great time. See you then! 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Saturday, May 4th, 8am 

A little cooler today with a high of 60 degrees. We should have decent cloud cover most of the day. That should help the surface activity. Rain on the way tonight and tomorrow. 

There's been a good mix of caddis during the day. So carrying Tan, Apple, and Grannom in 14 & 16 is a good idea. Wet flies and pupa to match.

Hendricksons (#12 & #14) are still holding on in certain sections, your best bet for dense hatches of them will be on the colder tailwaters. Blue Quills (#16 - #18) can still be found mixed in, as well as BWOs (#18 - #22). Keep an eye out for March Browns (#10 - #12). They should strengthen as we get into May hatches. Gray Fox and Invaria Sulfurs as well. 

Its always a good idea to have a range of Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand for the evenings.

Nymphs and small streamers are your best bet if you're looking to get out in the mornings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Thursday, May 2nd, 8am 

Today will be quite nice, with a high of 70 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun. Winds up to 12mph. Rivers are in great shape for May. Plenty of wade-able water a good hatches all around. 

Caddis have been the predominant hatch the past few days. Depending on where you are, its Grannom, or Apple caddis, or both in sizes 14 and 16. Make sure to carry some pupa you can hang as a dropper as fish tend to key heavily on them when they are trapped in the film, 6 inches below the surface. Spent and X-caddis will also be a good choice in the evenings. 

While Hendricksons (#12 & #14) are still holding on in certain sections, your best bet for dense hatches of them will be on the colder tailwaters. Blue Quills (#16 - #18) can still be found mixed in, as well as BWOs (#18 - #22). Keep an eye out for March Browns (#10 - #12). They should strengthen as we get into May hatches. Its always a good idea to have a range of Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand for the evenings as well. 

 

 

We are excited to have our friend Keith Thompson joining us in the fly shop this Saturday 5/4!

Keith will be behind the vise from 10am-2pm tying some of his favorite patterns for our rivers, as well as answering any questions you may have on the subject. We’ll have the coffee pot on as usual, so make sure to stop by, say hello, and gear up for another great spring day on the river!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Wednesday, May 1st, 8am 

We had a spat of rain late yesterday afternoon that continued into the late evening. Rivers bumped slightly, but remain in good shape this morning. So a nice charge of water to stir things up a bit. Today we'll have a mix of clouds and sun with a high of 70. Winds 7-13mph.

Caddis have been the predominant hatch the past few days. Depending on where you are, its Grannom, or Apple caddis, or both in sizes 14 and 16. Make sure to carry some pupa you can hang as a dropper as fish tend to key heavily on them when they are trapped in the film, 6 inches below the surface. Spent and X-caddis will also be a good choice in the evenings. 

While Hendricksons (#12 & #14) are still holding on in certain sections, your best bet for dense hatches will be on the colder tailwaters. Blue Quills (#16 - #18) can still be found mixed in, as well as BWOs (#18 - #22). Keep an eye out for March Browns (#10 - #12). They should strengthen as we get into May hatches. Its always a good idea to have a range of Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand for the evenings as well. 

 

 

We are excited to have our friend Keith Thompson joining us in the fly shop this Saturday 5/4!

Keith will be behind the vise from 10am-2pm tying some of his favorite patterns for our rivers, as well as answering any questions you may have on the subject. We’ll have the coffee pot on as usual, so make sure to stop by, say hello, and gear up for another great spring day on the river!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Tuesday, April 30th, 8am 

Sunny, mild with warm temps the next few days. The entire system is in good shape for wading currently. That should provide many options for the above. Reports of thunderstorms in the later afternoon and evening. 

As we move toward the month of May, caddis hatches will strengthen with Tan and Apple caddis (#14 & #16) becoming the predominant brood. Fishing a dry dropper rig, with a caddis pupa as the dropper can also be very effective during the slow parts of the day, or during a stand-off with a picky fish. Soft hackles presented on the swing or dead drift, just below the surface, can also be a great way mimic caddis emergers attempting to break through the surface film (a stage of the emergence the trout tend to focus on heavily). 

Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22) continue to hatch in the afternoons. Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand for the evenings as well. 

In the mornings nymphs are the go to. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

Livingston Manor, Monday, April 29th, 8am 

Sunny, mild with warm temps the next few days. The entire system is in good shape for wading currently. That should provide many options for the above.

As we move toward the month of May, caddis hatches will strengthen with Tan and Apple caddis (#14 & #16) becoming the predominant brood. Fishing a dry dropper rig, with a caddis pupa as the dropper can also be very effective during the slow parts of the day, or during a stand-off with a picky fish. Soft hackles presented on the swing or dead drift, just below the surface, can also be a great way mimic caddis emergers attempting to break through the surface film (a stage of the emergence the trout tend to focus on heavily). 

Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22) continue to hatch in the afternoons. Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand for the evenings as well. 

In the mornings nymphs are the go to. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Saturday, April 27th, 8am 

We'll start out sunny this morning, but we should have some clouds roll in the afternoon, which should help the daytime surface activity. Winds may pick up as we move through the day, so have spots in mind that give you a break from the gusts. The entire system is in good shape for wading currently. That should provide many options for the above.

As we move toward the month of May, caddis hatches will strengthen with Tan and Apple caddis (#14 & #16) becoming the predominant brood. Fishing a dry dropper rig, with a caddis pupa as the dropper can also be very effective during the slow parts of the day, or during a stand-off with a picky fish. Soft hackles presented on the swing or dead drift, just below the surface, can also be a great way mimic caddis emergers attempting to break through the surface film (a stage of the emergence the trout tend to focus on heavily). 

Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22) continue to hatch in the afternoons. Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand for the evenings as well. 

In the mornings nymphs are the go to. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

Livingston Manor, Friday, April 26th, 8am

Sunny skies today with a high of 59 degrees. Winds shouldnt be an issue today, which is a welcome change for days prior. 

The freestones are all in good shape for wade fishing. The East Branch of the Delaware is now wade-able. The West Branch release was stepped back, so some wading option are opening up higher in the system. 

The sun has been a "presence" this week, so fish may tend to be a little skittish in sections of river that are void of shade. 

Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22) are showing in the afternoons when air and water temps hit their peaks. Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well. 

As we move toward the month of May, caddis hatches will strengthen. Fishing a dry dropper rig, with a caddis pupa as the dropper can be very effective during the slow parts of the day, or during a stand-off with a picky fish. 

In the mornings nymphs are the go to. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Monday, April 22, 8am

Their was a light frost last night and cool temps this morning at 36F. The weather will warm up today to about 51F and we'll have a mix of clouds and sun along with light wind.  

The Willowemoc is in great shape for wade fishing, while the Beaverkill continues to drop into a more comfortable zone. Tailwaters are fishing well, but still best tackled from a boat, tough flows are dropping.

The bugs have definitely been present the past few days, with Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22) showing in the afternoons when air and water temps hit their peaks. Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well.

In the mornings nymphs are the go to. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

Livingston Manor, Saturday, April 20th, 8am.

Today we'll have a mix of clouds and sun with a high in the mid 50s.Winds are scheduled to pick up in the afternoon with some gusts up to 30mph. After today we'll see temps drop down and hover in the high 40s for a few days and the jump back up into the 50s through next week.

The Willowemoc is in great shape for wade fishing, while the Beaverkill continues to drop into a more comfortable zone. Tailwaters are fishing well, but still best tackled from a boat. 

The bugs have definitely been present the past few days, with Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22) showing in the afternoons when air and water temps hit their peaks. Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well.

In the mornings nymphs are the go to. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

Our Beginner Fly Fishing Workshop for 5/25 still has a few spaces open! This is a great opportunity for new anglers to gain experience and knowledge in a classroom/streamside setting. More info is available here!

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Friday, April 19th, 8am.

Gray and cool to start the day today. The clouds will stick around for the remainder of the day. High in the low 50s.

Yesterday was a good day for those that got out. The afternoon brought on the bugs, with better numbers of fish looking up. The Willow remains the best option for wade anglers at 290cfs here in Livingston Manor. The Beaverkill is still running high. 

Nymphs and streamers remain productive in the mornings. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

Afternoons are the sweet spot for dry flies with a mixed bag of Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Black Stones (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22). Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well.

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Thursday, April 18th, 8am.

We had some rain overnight which brought the Beaverkill up a bit. The Willow is rising as well, but has yet to go off color. We've got a bit more rain in the forecast, but hopefully their are no more significant elevations in flows and we can get out and fish the hatches.

The warmer sections of rivers are seeing a mixed bag of Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Black Stones (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22). Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well. Afternoon to early evening will be the sweet spot for bug activity. 

We have yet to see any real consistency to the hatches, so it's best to stay mobile, and search out stretches of river with the best bug intensity. 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Wednesday, April 17th, 8am.

We've got blue skies to start out the day here in Livingston Manor. As the day progresses we'll see cloud cover move in, followed by a shower or two in the evening, Then some rain overnight. Winds are forecasted to be less than yesterday @ 8-13mph.

Freestones are on the drop and running clear. The Willowemoc is 283 cfs at the Manor gauge, which is pretty ideal. The Beaverkill is wade-able in the upper stretches, closer to Roscoe. Use caution if you plan to venture down below Cook's Falls.

Tailwaters are best tackled from a boat.

The warmer sections of rivers are seeing a mixed bag of Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Black Stones (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22). Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well. Afternoon to early evening will be the sweet spot for bug activity. 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Saturday, April 13th, 8am.

We've got rain falling this morning and an air temp of 36 degrees. Rain will continue off and on as the day progresses. Wind will remain consistent @ 16 - 33mph. 

The Willow is currently 957cfs. The Beaverkill is over 3000cfs. Both are unsafe to wade at these levels.

Barring anymore significant rain, the Willowemoc will continue to lower and clear, and should be in decent shape early next week. Just in time for another warm up. 

Seems like the best bet for the time being is to sit back and tie some flies, keep an eye on the USGS gauges, and plan for the days ahead. 

 

REMINDER: We will be closing today, Saturday April 13th at 12:30 pm as we head over to the Fly Fishing Museum to celebrate the life of the late Mary Dette Clark. 

We'll re-open Sunday morning at 8am. 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Thursday, April 11th, 8am.

Area freestones are currently in good shape, as well as the Neversink. Heavy rains are supposed to hold off until this evening, so its worth trying to get out there today if you can. Winds are supposed to escalate through the day and we may see some gusts this afternoon, coupled with a high of 58 degrees. We'll see how the forecast plays out for the weekend, but there is a significant amount of precipitation scheduled currently. Time will tell.

Water temps have been peaking near 50 degrees which has helped the bug activity, with the warmest sections of rivers seeing a mixed bag of Quill Gordons (12-14), a few Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Black Stones (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22). Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well. Afternoon to early evening will be the sweet spot for bug activity. 

With the Quill Gordon hatch afoot, and the numbers of Chimarra caddis about,  swinging soft hackles and wet flies can be a good way to get the day started and pick up a few fish before any afternoon hatches get going. 

Nymphs and small streamers are a good option in the morning. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Wednesday, April 10th, 8am.

 

The past few days have been very pleasant here in the Catskills. Temps have been up in the 60s and the April winds gave us a break. As expected the warmth brought out the bugs, and the bugs brought the fish up in certain areas. The Neversink and area freestones are currently wade-able. Tailwaters are best from a boat.  

Warmer sections of rivers are seeing a mixed bag of Quill Gordons (12-14), Hendricksons (12-14), Blue Quills (16-18), Black Stones (16-18), Chimarra Caddis (16-18), and Bwo's (18-22). Its always a good idea to have a size range or Rusty Spinners in sizes 12-18 on hand as well. Afternoon to early evening will be the sweet spot for bug activity. 

Nymphs and small streamers are a good option in the morning. Frenchies have been producing well as of late. Caddis pupa, Pheasant Tails, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

We've got some rain in the forecast for the coming days, but today looks like a good day to get out on the water! 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Monday, April 8th, 8am.

Currently 37 degrees in Livingston Manor with sunny conditions. Temps will top out at 59 today with a mix of sun and clouds. Warmer temps will be arriving this week in the 50's and 60's.

The Willowemoc is still your best bet for wade option. Nymphs and small streamers are still the go to. Frenchies have been producing well of late. Caddis pupa, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

The Beaverkill is coming down slowly and small streamers are effective.

The warm up will hopefully kick the Stoneflies(14-18), Blue Quills(16-18), Quill Gordons(12-14), and BWO's(18-22) back into gear.

 

 

Livingston Manor, Sunday, April 7th, 8am.

Currently 33 degrees in Livingston Manor with cloudy conditions. Temps will top out at 47 today with some clouds and finally sunshine. Next week is shaping up to be decent weather in the 50s and 60s!

The Willowemoc is still your best bet for wade option. Nymphs and small streamers are still the go to. Frenchies have been producing well of late. Caddis pupa, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

The warm up will hopefully kick the Stoneflies(14-18), Blue Quills(16-18), Quill Gordons(12-14), and BWO's(18-22) back into gear.

Thank you to all who stopped in at our Season Opener yesterday. We enjoyed catching up and sharing in the excitement of the season.

 

Livingston Manor, Friday, April 5th, 8am.

Currently 32 degrees in Livingston Manor with light snow falling. Temps will top out just below 40 with flurries continuing as the day progresses. The snow from the most recent nor'easter has all melted out of the river valleys but can still be seen at higher elevations. After today temps will move back up into the 40s. Next week 50s and 60s!

The Willowemoc is still your best bet for wade options at 303cfs. Beaverkill is dropping, but still a few days out. Nymphs and small streamers are still the go to. Frenchies have been producing well of late. Caddis pupa, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

Sunday warm up will hopefully kick the Stoneflies(14-18), Blue Quills(16-18), Quill Gordons(12-14), and BWO's(18-22) back into gear. 

 

Our annual season opener get together is this Saturday! Join us from 11am-4pm in the fly shop. Nick Mango, Aaron Miller, and Seth Cavarretta will be on hand tying up their favorite patterns for the season, and we’ll have coffee, snacks ,and beverages on deck. Hope to see everyone. there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Thursday, April 4th, 8am.

We had rain for most of the day yesterday which turned into snow late last night. There's probably 3-4 inches on the ground currently with an air temp of 35 degrees. Not ideal for opening week, but not as bad as it could have been. Tomorrow will feel a lot like today with temps staying down in the 30s, rain and snow possible.

The Willow peaked last night around 450cfs. It is currently 400cfs here in Livingston Manor. While it is fishable at current flows, make sure to be judicious with your choice of fishing locations and wading techniques. Other safe wading options may be found in small tribs and feeder creeks. 

The Beaverkill is running high and currently unsafe to wade. Tailwaters will be best fished from a boat. 

Nymphs and small streamers will be your best bet until the warm snap kicks back in later this weekend. Frenchies have been a go to as of late. Caddis pupa, small stonefly nymphs, and zebra midges would also be good choices. 

Sunday warm up should kick the Stoneflies(14-18), Blue Quills(16-18), Quill Gordons(12-14), and BWO's(18-22) back into gear. 

 

Our annual season opener get together is this Saturday! Join us from 11am-4pm in the fly shop. Nick Mango, Aaron Miller, and Seth Cavarretta will be on hand tying up their favorite patterns for the season, and we’ll have coffee, snacks ,and beverages on deck. Hope to see everyone. there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Wednesday, April 3rd, 8am.

We've got close to an inch of rain in the forecast today as the latest storm moves in, that'll turn into snow as air temps drop this evening. Winds will be ESE @ 13-30mph. The Willow is currently fishable at 252cfs, but expect that to jump as the rain continues. All in all, not the ideal way to start the season. But keep in mind, all the precipitation we acquire now will only help the flows and fishing in the days to come. 

In the days leading up to the recent down turn in the weather the bugs were decent for early spring. Blue Quills, Quill Gordons, and Little Stoneflies were all spotted on various sections of our rivers. If you could find relief from the wind, you might find a riser in the same spot. That's something to anticipate as we look forward to much more comfortable conditions following this latest spell of "weather".

 

Our annual season opener get together is this Saturday! Join us from 11am-4pm in the fly shop. Nick Mango, Aaron Miller, and Seth Cavarretta will be on hand tying up their favorite patterns for the season, and we’ll have coffee, snacks ,and beverages on deck. Hope to see everyone. there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingston Manor, Tuesday, April 2nd, 8am. 

37 degrees with rain throughout the day- heavy at times. Take caution as rivers will likely go up pending the rains. 

This early in the season, hatches are sparse. Black Stone Flies are your best bet on top, with perhaps some black caddis and small BWO’s. Subsurface fishing with nymphs is still your best bet till the water warms up more.  Once we see water temps begin to steadily peak around 46 degrees, we should see the early mayfly hatches like Quill Gordons and Blue Quills get going, with Hendricksons in tow.  

 

Livingston Manor, Monday, April 1st 8am. 

Happy Trout Season Opener in the Catskills!

Like many season openers, it’s a cool morning with overcast conditions   Anglers will be greeted with clouds, wind, and possible rain in the afternoon   Current temperature is 35. 

 

This early in the season, hatches will be sparse. Black Stone Flies are your best bet on top, with perhaps some black caddis and small BWO’s. Subsurface fishing with nymphs is still your best bet till the water warms up more.  There have been some reports of Quill Gordon’s on the Beaverkill, but no rising fish. Once we see water temps in the mid 40’s,, we should see the early mayfly hatches like Quill Gordons and Blue Quills get going, with Hendricksons in tow.  

So who is the fool: the angler or the fish? 

 

Livingston Manor, Wednesday March 29th, 9am.

We have a nice weekend ahead with temps in the mid 40s throughout. Winds will be up today but should become more manageable as the weekend progresses. 

Most area rivers are still running on the high side from recent rains, But the Willowemoc is in good shape for wade fishing. Tailwaters running high and best fished from a boat at current levels. 

As we move through March, black and brown Stoneflies (14 - 18) will continue to be the most consistent hatches, so if you're looking to get out with the hopes of dry fly opportunities it'd be a good idea to have a few on hand. The first mayfly hatches of the season will be Quill Gordons (#12 - #14), Blue Quills (#16 - #18), and Blue Winged Olives (#18 - #22). It wouldn't be completely out of the character of recent years to see a few about during the warmest part of the afternoons. As a dry fly fisherman in the early season it is important to stay mobile. Have a few spots in mind that are known to have the right conditions for fish to be looking up to the surface to feed, and always be ready to move to the next spot if nothing is happening at the first. There is always a fish rising somewhere!

In the colder morning temps, its rare to see fish move very far to eat a fly, making nymphs, fished deep and slow through likely holding water the most effective. Frenchies, Stone Flies, Caddis Pupa, and more classic patterns like Pheasant Tails and Hare's Ears can all be efficient fished under an indicator, or on a tight line.

As water temps begin to warm soft hackles will become increasingly more effective. Whether presented on a slow swing (matching the current speed) or a dead drift, they do a great job of imitating a variety early season insects like midges, small stoneflies, and the little black caddis that can begin to show themselves after a good thaw. 

We've had decent reports from staff and customers willing to put in the time to bring a fish to the net. It's all about focusing on the stretch of water you have chosen to fish, breaking it up into smaller pieces, and covering the square footage of those pieces thoroughly.  

 

All rivers are now CATCH AND RELEASE ONLYWhen making plans to fish, stick to the main rivers and keep an eye out for redds. Care taken in the current season will only help fish populations for the seasons to come. 

 

 

Beaverkill / Willowemoc Rivers

 

 

East Branch of the Delaware River

 

 

 West Branch of the Delaware River

 

 

Main Stem of the Delaware River

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Neversink Report