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Catskills Fishing Report – September 7thth, 2012

In general, the region’s trout streams were in need of rain as of late last week, and some cooler nights would help, too.


Clear, very low, with early-morning water temps in the mid-60s. Probably should leave the trout alone until conditions improve.

East Branch of the Delaware

Fishable, with some olives, Isonychias and spinners seen later in the day. Terrestrials are worth a try.

West Branch of the Delaware

At last look, the flow was good for wading, and floating was still a possibility. Water temps were acceptable down to Hancock, but the fishing isn’t east. Long leaders and a drag-free drift are a must. If reservoir levels don’t increase by the end of the month, releases could be reduced further.

Delaware River, Main Stem

Cooled somewhat at last check, with fishing possible to about Buckingham. But keep an eye on conditions.


Clear and wadeable with typical summer flows. Most insect activity was coming early or late (olives, caddis). Water temps were good to about Bridgeville.


Still off-color due to the muddy water from the portal. And it’s getting warm, too. Expect little change here, probably through the rest of the season.

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