(photo above: David Nelson with a lovely dry-fly Delaware Brown)
As the weather continues to improve, fishing conditions on Connecticut and Catskill rivers should be just about perfect for this coming weekend. There are Hendrickson hatches on both the Farmington and Housatonic rivers in Connecticut, and in all branches of the Delaware River in New York as well. The Farmington received additional stocking this week through the TMA section with good showings of holdover fish as well. While the Housatonic has been too high for wading, it is beginning to drop nicely and with no rain in the forecast into next week, it should soon be approaching wadeable conditions. The Farmington and all of the Catskill rivers are perfect for wading, except the Main Stem Delaware which is dropping nicely and should be wadeable in a day or two. Hendricksons seem to be the main dinner item, with Olives, Blue Quills, Caddis and brown and black Stoneflies in the picture as well. Nymphs are taking fish nicely with Pheasant Tails, Hendricksons, Caddis, and black and golden Stoneflies scoring nicely. Compleat Angler has a huge selection of flies and our staff will be happy to assist you in fly selection and any other questions or fishing needs you may have. So grab your rod and don’t miss this weekend – it should be a glorious one!
Stream Conditions for April 15th:
Farmington River at Riverton: 159 cfs
Still River at Robertsville: 134 cfs
Farmington River through the TMA: 293 cfs
Housatonic River at Gaylordsville: 1640 cfs
West Branch Delaware at Hale Eddy: 715 cfs @ 42 degrees
East Branch Delaware at Fishes Eddy: 1260 cfs @ 45 degrees
Main Stem Delaware at Lordville: 2750 cfs @ 47 degrees
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