Catskill Fishing Report – August 22nd, 2013
Beaverkill/Willowemoc: Both rivers were clear and wadeable late last week, with good fishing conditions for late August and water temps below 60. . Small attractor dries and terrestrials have been effective. Small BWOs are about in the morning and some caddis and spinners late in the day.
West Branch of the Delaware: Nymphs have been effective. Patterns such prince nymphs and pheasant tails are good choices. Hatches are mainly mid-afternoon. On days with cloud cover, today, olives should show in numbers. The river is fishing well with sulphurs, olives, some vitreus and isonychias at dark.
East Branch of the Delaware: Clear and wadeable at last check. Sulphurs and small BWOs are about late in the day, with some tricos in the morning. Isonychia spinners have been seen close to dark.
Main Stem of the Delaware: Still at a good float level and some wading is possible. Most surface activity is late in the day with some isonychias, small olives and sulphurs.
Neversink: Normal summer flow. Small olives about on most days and a few caddis late in the day.
Esopus: Above the portal was clear and fishable. Below the portal the water was cloudy but fishable.