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23 Apr '16

4/23/2016 Fishing Report

4/23/2016 Fishing Report

Local fishing has begun to pick back up.  We had some great days a week back when the warm weather rolled in.  We then saw a stretch of cold nights that offset the water temps.  The Tenmile and Lower TMA start going good at 53 degrees.  A week back the lower TMA touched 50 which produced fish but water temps dropped back with the cold nights.  FRI into SAT will be warm and with 80’s on Friday and a low of 55 at night...Saturday should produce fish local fish.

The Catskills have been very good to us this week.  Some of the “old guys” fished to midweek fish on the Beaverkill and Willow while others got fish via dry on the East and West of the Delaware.  

The flows are low across the board which has provided great wading access.  See local flows here: http://www.anglersden.net/pages/usgs-river-flow-charts

Bens Big "hog johnson" on Thursday

Friday Afternoon Tenmile

 

 

 

4/17/16  GUIDE FRANK D REPORT: Locally on the watershed things have quieted down.  The Hendricksons are fading fast, look for spinners in the evenings.  The caddis are hatching so that should motivate the fish.  Water temps are creeping into the lower 50's, but the flows are dropping.  Hopefully we get some rain soon.  Hare and coppers, black and tan czechs all took fish this weekend.  We didn't see any risers even with the amount of bugs on the water.  I always like when the caddis start, its gets the fish feeding opportunistically throughout the day.  Look to use cased caddis, X caddis, and caddis larve patterns along with czech nymphs.  Stay untill dark if you are fishing the spinners.


The Housy should be at a nice fishable level this week, and hopefully the bugs will kick into gear when the water drops to under 1000 cfs.

Good Luck!

 


​Tight Lines!
15 Mar '16

East Branch of the Croton - 3/13/2016

East Branch of the Croton - 3/13/2016

Flows have come down to 130 cfs, which is a great flow to fish.  This weekend started out with a Saturday morning trip in which I was able to nymph up two nice silver browns.  The hits were so light, if I wasn't czech nymphing I would have never felt the hits.  

Both fish came on hare and coppers, which will be available for purchase at the Anglers Den very soon.  I did have one hit on a small black stone, but no takers on anything else.  The water temperature is right at 43 degrees, which is about 5-7 degrees from what will get the bugs really going.  on 3/19/15, the temperature was 36 degrees!

I did see some Hendrickson nymphs in the drift, but they could have just gotten loose from the flows.  I did sample the drift Sunday morning, and there were very few bugs, some small green caddis, a couple of tiny olives and a Hendrickson nymph.   Sunday afternoon I did see a few tan caddis here and there.  I even saw two rise as I was leaving around 6:45 pm. The fish are still in the slower water.  I did manage a couple more, one brown and a bow.

I found some water that was a little warmer and much slower than what I got the other fish in.  This definitely increased the power of the takes, and the fight of the fish.  The fish hit the hare n copper and small olive nymphs.

East Branch Brown TroutLooks like some rain for Monday, but the temps should help warm the water,  I think things will be 2-3 weeks early, will we see Hendricksons by opening day????

 

13 Mar '16

East Branch of the Croton - 3/13/2016

East Branch of the Croton - 3/13/2016

Flows have come down to 130 cfs, which is a great flow to fish.  This weekend started out with a Saturday morning trip in which I was able to nymph up two nice silver browns.  The hits were so light, if I wasn't czech nymphing I would have never felt the hits.  

Both fish came on hare and coppers, which will be available for purchase at the Anglers Den very soon.  I did have one hit on a small black stone, but no takers on anything else.  The water temperature is right at 43 degrees, which is about 5-7 degrees from what will get the bugs really going.  on 3/19/15, the temperature was 36 degrees!

I did see some Hendrickson nymphs in the drift, but they could have just gotten loose from the flows.  I did sample the drift Sunday morning, and there were very few bugs, some small green caddis, a couple of tiny olives and a Hendrickson nymph.   Sunday afternoon I did see a few tan caddis here and there.  I even saw two rise as I was leaving around 6:45 pm. The fish are still in the slower water.  I did manage a couple more, one brown and a bow.

I found some water that was a little warmer and much slower than what I got the other fish in.  This definitely increased the power of the takes, and the fight of the fish.  The fish hit the hare n copper and small olive nymphs.

East Branch Brown TroutLooks like some rain for Monday, but the temps should help warm the water,  I think things will be 2-3 weeks early, will we see Hendricksons by opening day????