In the Catskills, looks like a mix of clouds with occasional thundershowers for the next few days in the Catskill rivers. The Delaware West Branch and Upper East Branch are both in good shape temperature-wise, with the West Branch at Hale Eddy a cool 46 degrees and the East Branch at Harvard a nice trout-happy 58 degrees. The lower East Branch (below Fish's Eddy) was already 67 degrees this morning and should push 70 degrees by this afternoon. As well, the Main Stem Delaware (below Buckingham) was at 65 degrees this morning, so it is best to restrict your Main Stem fishing to the upper sections from Junction down to Buckingham. Read More
The Catskill tailwaters are now fishing classic summer conditions. The primary hatch is Sulfurs and Light Cahills starting late in the afternoon with a good push of bugs and rising fish during the last hour of light. The hatch at dusk could include Sulfur Spinners and Rusty Spinners. During the day, Isonychia are scattered about and can be a good choice with a #18 Pheasant Tail dropper in riffs and broken water. Read More
Fishing is great all over! The Catskill rivers are in their prime - running at perfect flows for both wading and floating, with strong summer hatches coming on, and all the rivers have great clarity. Both the Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoires are at 99% capacity - great for this time of year! Read More
Yesterday was one of those days where everything came together: the sun was out, the bait was abundant, the fish were feeding on top, and the birds helped lead the way. Over the course of the day, three of us brought at least 40-50 fish to the boat. Many were in the 27-36″ class, but a few pushed the scales higher. Our friend in the neighboring boat caught one beast, pictured below.