New York Fishing Reports

Southeastern New York Fishing Report – August 24th, 2012

Hudson River The water temperature are generally in the high 70s. Anglers were still having success catching smallmouths even with the warm water temps. Look for them around “suck holes,” submerged rocky points and sweeps. Largemouths were biting well also; look for them around weedbeds and the edge of the chestnut beds. Anglers continued to do well catching catfish in…

Catskills Fishing Report – August 24th, 2012

As of midmonth, both the Beaverkill and Willowemoc were low and clear, with water temperatures an issue and conditions marginal at best. On the West Branch of the Delaware, wading was easy and water temps had not yet become an issue, but long leaders and a good presentation were important. Tricos in the morning, terrestrials are effective, and there were…

Catskills Fishing Report – August 10th, 2012

Beaverkill/Willowemoc Fishable at last look, with water temps in the low 60s, but keep an eye on rising temps and give the fish a break if needed. The Horton section of the Beaverkill is closed through Aug. 31 to protect trout from thermal stress. Delaware East Branch Decent numbers of tricos in the morning, with some Sulphurs, Olives and few Light…

Thousand Islands Fishing Report – August 10th, 2012

St. Lawrence River Not hearing much, but bass action should be superb right now, and look for northerns in their typical summer hangouts – near the weeds, but perhaps deeper in hot weather. Black Lake Richard at Chapman’s Sports (315-324-5265) in Hammond reports superb bass fishing for both smallmouth and largemouth, especially for late evening anglers tossing topwater lures. Some…

Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Fishing Report, July 27th, 2012

Cayuga Lake There were reports of abundant waterfleas, which can make trolling frustrating so be prepared with flea flicker line or try vertical jigging instead. There are also reports of floating weed mats; these free-floating mats can also make trolling frustrating. Lake trout were hitting on spoons, and Spin Doctors and flies fished 70 to 100 feet down over 100…

Catskills Fishing Report – July 27th, 2012

The region’s rivers have had some water temperature issues of late due to some hot summer weather, so make sure if you take to the water you’re not unduly stressing trout. The Horton section of the Beaverkill is closed through Aug. 31 to protect trout from thermal stress. The West Branch of the Delaware was quite fishable at last check….