The Fishing Report for April 23rd: Trout fishing has continued to be good in both Connecticut and NY Catskill waters over the past week. Water levels in all rivers are ideal for wading, and water clarity and temperatures have been perfect.
On the Farmington, there are still Hendricksons upriver (the hatch is waning downriver) and spinner falls on calm evenings. There are also Blue Quills, Olives (#16 & #18) occasional caddis and black midges as well. Effective nymph patterns have been Hendrickson, olive caddis larva, Prince, pheasant tails, black and golden Stoneflies and zebra midges.
On the Housatonic, the Hendricksons are about over. There are sporadic caddis and midges. Effective nymphs are Prince, pheasant tails, caddis, and black and brown Stoneflies. The Housatonic will be stocked again on April 26th.
In the Catskills, there are still occasional Hendricksons (although the hatch is waning) little black Caddis, Olives (#16 & #18) black and brown Stoneflies, and tiny black stoneflies (#18). On the Delaware Main Stem, there have been some beautiful fish taken on Caddis so be sure to have some in your box.
River flows are as follows:
West Branch Farmington at Rivington: 159 cfs
Still River at Robertsville: 83 cfs
West Branch Farmington through the TMA: 242 cfs
Housatonic River at Falls Village: 884 cfs
WB Delaware at Hale Eddy: 538 cfs @ 46 degrees
EB Delaware at Fishes Eddy: 753 cfs @ 55 degrees
Mainstem Delaware at Lordville: 1650 cfs @ 51 degrees