Daily Fishing Report

May 19, 2024

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Our fishing report is recorded daily at 8 am from April 1-September 1. Call 607-498-5350 for a brief report by Kelly.

Area Overview

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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