Category: River Report/Conditions

River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

All smiles at the boat ramp last night. Excellent dry fly action yesterday on the lower half of the West Branch. We had a good number of Hendrickson’s and fish were eager to take them. Today is going to  be a bit cooler with temps only reaching 56* and gusts up to 22mph. As long […]

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River Report / Conditions – April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

As expected yesterdays clearer water helped a lot. The lower part of the West had fish eagerly feeding on the surface. BWO, Paraleps, and Hendricksons.  The Hendricksons have been very spotty and weak. We expect them to really get going the latter part of this week. The water remains high so again, please use extreme […]

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River Report / Conditions – April 21, 2019

April 21, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

The entire system remains high and unwadeable today. Again, we do not recommend floating in this water unless you are an experience rower. That being said, the river is clearing up and slowly dropping. Dry fly action is still a toss up today as to whether or not the fish will be taking them in […]

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River Report / Conditions – April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

Despite some adverse weather yesterday, all the anglers I spoke with got into fish. Water temps are starting out much warmer today,  however the wind is going to help keep the bugs off the water. On Wednesday I floated and saw my first Redquill of the season. We are getting heavy thunderstorms tonight, and the […]

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River Report / Conditions – April 14, 2019

April 13, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

Yesterdays warm temps made the bugs very happy. Strong hatches of Paraleps an Baetis coming off the West from about 1p-4p. Reports were fish seemed a bit snotty, but fish were caught and it was an excellent mid April day in the Catskills. Hatching: Blue Quills (Paraleps) #16-18 BWO #16-20 Chimarra Caddis – Not very […]

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River Report / Conditions – April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019, Author: Frank Rosata

A new season has begun, and we are hopeful for an  excellent bug year. The water table stayed high all winter with relatively mild temperatures which such correlate to good hatches. The Green Drakes are bi-annual bugs, meaning they take about 2 years to mature for hatching. We should be on a strong 2nd cycle […]

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River Report / Conditions – October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018, Author: Frank Rosata

Reports of good streamer action yesterday on the entire system. today should be much of the same with much less wind. This is the last weekend to fish the Upper West, so take full advantage!   Today’s forecast is calling for  a high/low of  57*/41* with partly sunny skies.   The wind will come from the W at 1  mph. Hatching: BWO […]

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River Report / Conditions – October 13, 2018

October 13, 2018, Author: Frank Rosata

We had some rain roll through the past couple of days which put the system up and threw some color into the mix. Its on the decline and looks a little clearer than it did yesterday. This is the last weekend to fish the Upper West, so take full advantage!   Today’s forecast is calling for  a high/low of  58*/39* with cloudy skies.   […]

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River Report / Conditions – October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018, Author: Frank Rosata

We had some rain roll through the past couple of days which put the system up and threw some color into the mix. Its on the decline and looks a little clearer than it did yesterday. This is the last weekend to fish the Upper West, so take full advantage!   Today’s forecast is calling for  a high/low of  58*/39* with cloudy skies.   […]

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River Report / Conditions – October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018, Author: Frank Rosata

Despite high and off color water the entire system including the Main has been fishing very well. Lots of dry fly action with the primary fly of choice being Isonychias. The Beaverkill is a great option to wade.   If you’re wading the Delaware system find the soft spots on the edges for dry fly fishing.   If you’re streamer fishing from the banks cast […]