April 14, 2016

Spring weather is finally back again! Weather through the coming weekend looks ideal, with calm days and air temps in the 60s and 70s for both Connecticut and Catskill rivers.  Hatches on all rivers are about two weeks ahead, with Hendricksons showing on all the major rivers and the fish are keying in on them. Along with the Hendricksons, you will find Olives, Blue Quills, Black and Brown Stoneflies, and Caddis.  Nymphs (Stonefly, small Hendrickson-type, Caddis, Copper Johns and Flashbacks) continue to take some impressive fish, as well as streamers when the water is swelled and colored. Rivers were swelled from recent rains, but are dropping and clearing nicely.

Stream conditions are as follows:

Farmington River at Riverton:   161 cfs

Still River at Robertsville:  163 cfs

Farmington River through the TMA:  324 cfs

Housatonic River at Gaylordville:   2410 cfs

Delaware Main Stem at Lordville:  3060 cfs @ 45 degrees

Delaware East Branch at Fishes Eddy:  1350 cfs @ 44 degrees

Delaware West Branch at Hale Eddy:  767 cfs @ 42 degrees

Best wading is on the Farmington West Branch through the TMA, or on the upper Delaware West Branch toward Stilesville.  Although the Delaware West Branch is wadeable below Hale Eddy, use caution.  Also, some good wading on the upper Delaware East Branch.  Both the Housatonic and the Delaware Main Stem are still too high to safely wade.


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