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14 Sep '16

Important Fall 2016 Tout Fishing Season Dates NY & CT

Important Trout Fishing Season Dates NYS: 

Delaware River / WB Delaware River (Border Waters) October 16th:Catch and Release Only 
Beaverkill River: Closed November 30th: State Route 206 (County Route 7) bridge downstream 
Beaverkill River: Open all Year (Catch & Release Only) Sullivan County line (below Roscoe) downstream 2.5 miles to the old railroad trestle and 2) from one mile upstream to 1.6 miles downstream of iron bridge at Horton
EB Delaware: Closed October 16th - Pepacton Dam downstream to Shinhopple Bridge
EB Delaware:  (Catch & Release Oct. 16th - Nov. 30th) From Shinhopple Bridge downstream to the mouth at Hancock
WB Delaware: Closed October 16th from Cannonsville Dam downstream to 2 miles below Route 17 overpass at Deposit 
EB Croton: Open All Year (Catch & Release Only)
WB Croton: Closed October 1st
Esopus Creek: Closed November 31st

*Non Listed Rivers in NYS Regulation Guide are Closed for trout fishing October 15th
Ten Mile River, Wappingers Creek, Fishkill Creek ect.. 


Trout Fishing Season Regulations CT:

Farmington River - TMA September 1st thru 2nd Saturday in April. Catch & Release Only *Barbless Hooks Only
Housatonic River:  TMA Open all year Catch and Release Only (Trout Refuge areas are closed June 15th-September 15th - No fishing within 100' of posted signs)
01 Mar '12

Rising Trout in February!

February was an interesting month to say the least.  The tri-state area has seen unseasonably warm temperatures as of late.  From about February 20th on the Anglers Den team witnessed rising trout on some of the areas local rivers. 

First we saw browns and bows sipping midges down in Brewster on the Croton watershed.  This early year gift was the result of consecutive days of warm weather and controlled flows let out of the areas local reservoirs.  The Den and fly fishermen alike seized the opportunity to shake off some rust and toss some dry flies considerably early in the year.

Later in the month some Anglers Den team members went around strategically collecting bug samples from other local rivers.  On a short drive to Amenia, located in Dutchess County NY, similar scenarios from our Brewster trip occurred.  We were examining the Ten Mile River one late afternoon to collect early season river data for shop purposes.  Upon arrival to some secluded spots, it was evident that the stone fly hatch was well underway.  Adult stone flies were sputtering around at a pretty decent rate, and more importantly the fish were taking them when available.  We noticed that downed trees provided the perfect barrier from the current as trout would hold up just down stream from the fallen timber, eating ever so often.  
 
East Branch of the Croton River Watershed: Open
West Branch of the Croton River: April 1st
Ten Mile River: Trout open April 1st
 

Current Hatches:


    Croton Watershed:
    #20 - #22 Midge 




Ten Mile River:
Small Stoneflys
 

Ten Mile Stoneflys






And as always don't forget:


Every Thursday the shop gets together at 7 p.m. for our weekly fly tying night

Only 5 Thursdays of tying left before the season starts April 1st






  

  

    
13 Feb '12

Fly Fishing the East Branch of the Croton - February 12th 2012

We stepped out of the car a little after 1p.m. to a brisk 30 degree day, sun shining and hopes high.  The water was clear and on the warmer side for this time of year,  with the flow running at 115 CFS. 

We started at Phoebe's pool south of the Sodom Road Bridge and worked our way back up river throughout the afternoon.  We were nymphing, working an upstream drift with no indicator just keeping the slightest tension on the line.  Also we tried effective methods of shoot mending a flash-black bugger along the deeper runs on the far bank.

The hares ear nymph produced a few quick "takes" as well as the flashy black bugger. 

As we worked are way back to the Sodom Bridge we noticed feeding trout below the bridge, the only problem was getting a solid presentation on them as there was not much current.

All and all it was a great day of fishing had by all.  We spent a few hours on the river, however time seemed to drift by rather quickly.  It was soon time to go and we made our way back to the shop to thaw out.