Greetings Compleat Anglers! Here is your Fishing Report for May 5th. Trout fishing in Connecticut and Catskill rivers has been great over the past week. Overcast, cool and showery weather has the bugs up in good numbers and the fish are definitely on them.
In the Catskills, both the Delaware system and the Beaverkill and Willowemoc have been experiencing bug soup! Huge hatches of Olives, Blue Quills, Hendricksons, March Browns, Cornuttas, and Caddis have blanketed the rivers with an amazingly huge bio-mass. The fish are happy, but can be picky considering the huge selection they have. The West Branch continues to be the buggiest and at 580cfs it is both wadeable and great for floating as well. I took the above 24″ Brown below Balls Eddy on Tuesday and most other anglers were experiencing some beautiful fish as well.
In Connecticut, The Housatonic has been on fire as well over the past week with Olives, Hendricksons and Caddis being the predominant flies. With the rains of the last day or two the river has risen and at 1350 cfs is currently too high for safe wading. The Farmington is fishing very well and several of our customers have had epic evenings this week with fish taking Blue Quills, Hendricksons, Rusty Spinners, Olives, Caddis and various midges.
With the wet and overcast weather continuing, the fishing should stay hot so grab your rods and get out there! As always, we have a huge selection of flies, leaders, rods, reels and everything else you may need – including helpful tips and information! So stop in and say Hi!
River flows are as follows:
Housatonic at Falls Village: 1350 cfs
WB Farmington at Riverton: 131 cfs
Still River at Robertsville: 175 cfs
WB Farmington through the TMA: 306 cfs
WB Delaware at Hale Eddy: 580 cfs at 47 degrees
EB Delaware at Fishes Eddy: 1330 cfs at 48 degrees
Main Stem Delaware at Lordville: 2940 cfs at 49 degrees
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls: 820 cfs