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.