Daily Fishing Report
Monday October 26, 2020
Phase 4 Re-Open
We are in phase 4 of Unpause NY with a limit of 6 customers in the shop. We require all customers and staff to wear masks in the shop and use hand sanitizer at the door. We are excited to see everyone in a safe manner!
We continue to offer curbside pick-ups and online ordering.
Guide Trips & Lessons
We are offering guide trips and beginner lessons on a limited availability. Give the shop a call to schedule!
We do not sell fishing licenses. Visit https://decals.licensing.east.kalkomey.com/ to purchase online.
River systems are in fair shape for fishing. Waters levels are low and the rivers are running clear. Water and air temps are on the cooler side, so look for most activity to be below the surface. Be sure to layer up as the Fall weather can surprisingly change.
As of October 15, be mindful that fishing season has closed on the Upper Willowemoc above the Parkston Bridge. Above the 206 Bridge the Beaverkill is closed for the season. The Neversink river is closed.
More people are engaging in outdoor activities and sharing our resources while they recreate in the Catskills. We have heard numerous reports of litter and trash at access spots and in/near the rivers. Remember to help us keep these places clean.
Hatches are currently Blue Winged Olives (20-24), Midges (20 - 24), Caddis (12-18), Stoneflies
Beaverkill / Willowemoc Rivers
The Willow and Beaverkill are in fair shape. The Willow is low on water throughout most fishable sections. Consider moving to the Beaverkill where the flows are more fishable. Blue Winged Olives in the afternoon are steady, with some rising fish feeding. Fishing nymphs and wet flies in the faster water can be productive when dry fly action is slow. Underwater is where fish will be feeding the most and will be your best option. Consider some small streamers throughout as another option.
Upper East Branch of the Delaware River
Above the Shinhopple Bridge, the East Branch of the Delaware River is closed for the season. The dam is putting out 91cfs. The whole river is at a low level. BWO’s are on the water.
Lower East Branch of the Delaware River
Be mindful of water flows. BWO’s are on the water.
West Branch of the Delaware RiverThe West has 942cfs coming out of the dam. This is the most water on any of the systems. BWO's and some caddis round out the current hatches. Streamer fishing is on point. This is a popular section of the river with anglers.
Main Stem of the Delaware River
BWO's have been out on the Main along with Caddis. The flows are good and usually better fishing throughout.
As of October 15, 2020 the river system is closed for the season.
The portal is putting out 228cfs.