River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

Rivers are on the drop from recent precipitation. The Lower East is still showing some color, with the West Branch falling and clearing a bit faster. We’ve got a few chilly mornings in the coming days, making nymphing your best bet if you plan to fish the AM. There are still some olives present in the afternoons, so if  you’re looking for dry fly opportunities, focus your efforts on the slower pools and tail outs. Long leaders, light tippet, and sparse fly patterns have been the norm.

Streamers will continue to be effective as we move into November. A nice slow swing through likely water has proven productive. Keep things small and on the more natural side of the color spectrum. As fish move into cold weather holding positions, covering water will be key in finding fish that are willing to slide over for a fly.


Fall Hours:

The fly shop will be open Wednesday to Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-1pm



Isonychia #14

BWO #18-24

Tan Caddis #14-20

Rusty Spinner #14-22




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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 148 50*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 526 50*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 347 42*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1470 46*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  2840 52*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 1050 50*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 49.9%  
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.7%  
Main Stem at Callicoon 2900 52*