Today is Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. Hope everyone had a good Easter Sunday-the weather was certainly cooperative. Fishing conditions found below.
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Tilley Hats have proven to be a huge success and are back again this year-in their most popular styles. They were founded in 1980 by Tilley himself, they are still made in Canada, they have a lifetime guarantee, given in writing, (even guaranteed against loss), come in lightweight fabrics, they float and are washable. ECHO flyrods joined Sage and have proved to be very popular as they cast well and are very reasonably priced, the Simms store within a store has been a huge success. Make sure you see the new G3's and headwater wader models as well as other new products for 2014.
For those who want a Simms product we don't have in stock, we will have it drop shipped to you at NO cost.
This is Jo, the 9 yr old cocker.
Jack ran across this specimin while in the gorge on Wednesday, Sept 4th. Interesting!
For Sage aficionados, the new rod for 2014 has arrived in the store. Come in and try it. Most of the new products have come in and are there to see and feel.
We will continue using TWITTER in 2014 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 16th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.
Andy with this honker on the Main Stem
.Charlie with this brown taken on the West Branch on 7/8/13 using an 18 Sulphur.
Rob with a beauty (20 1/2") on the Neversink June 20th.
Loren with his BK Brown on 7/19/13.
Jack went to the Neversink on 6/2 and took this baby!
ON GAS DRILLING - For more info on this subject you can go to www.catskillmountainkeeper.org for information as well as the dec website at www.dec.ny.gov/energy. Make sure to catch the movie on HBO entitled Gasland-which tells us a lot about gas drilling. For more info go to www.star-telegram.com/2010/06/16/2270477/hbos-gasland-drills-into-drilling.html
CFS= cubic feet per secondMonday- April 21st, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.
|Beaverkill||-nymphs, streamers||941||38.0 yest.am
||some wading possible|
||-nymphs, streamers||6830||45.7||high-floatable only|
|East Branch||-nymphs, streamers||1920||39.9||spilling almost over|
|West Branch||nymphs, streamers||2430||40.8||some limited wading|
|Willowemoc||nymphs, streamers||564||37,5 yest.||some wading possible|
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FISHING CONDITIONS- Yesterday was a coolish day but with lots of sunshine. Today the sun is shining brightly and the forecast is for a beautful day. Rivers continue to recede slowly and are coming down to more normal levels daily. At this time, there is little surface activity but this should change as levels drop and water temps rise.
The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Both rivers continue to recede and do have some wading possible. Yesterdays 8 a.m. water temp was 38 but rose to 45 by mid afternoon. There have been some Caddis emerged but little surface activity. The West Branch is still high with some lessoning spillage over the Cannonsville reservoir. This is still a better float level. Like other rivers Caddis are present along with some stone flies and Blue Quills. No cosmic hatches at present. The Main Stem is still too high for wading but floatable. A few Black stones are about. The East Branch is still high as the reservoir is still spilling. However, when the spilling is over, water levels should drop quickly. There is some limited wading. The increase flows have not been kind to emerging flies. When flows return to normal, this river should fish well. The Neversink is at an ideal wade flow and clear. Surface activity is spotty with some Caddis, Blue Quills, small Olives and stoneflies. Some fish are moving towards the surface. This river usually has the Quill Gordons earlier than other Catskill rivers-I would guess in less than a week.. The Esopus continues to recede and now has some wading possible. The tribs are still your best bet and you might find some success with spawning rainbows.
We are in for an extended period of nice weather. Warming water temps should mean increased hatches. I believe we can expect Hendricksons towards the end of the month-which is not that far away.
Don't forget that a new fishing license was required effective Oct. 1st. Due to a complete change in licensing, the State made some errors and some omissions. We are trying to catch up but should be ready by the coming weekend. In preparation, wi-fi is now available at the shop and we got the computer we will be using. If possible, secure your license either where you live or on-line.
***** By now you all know that the gauge for water temp on the Beaverkill is no longer operating and there are no signs that it will be restored. The DEC said that this is a savings of $10,000. The cost was absorbed by taxpayers but this is a way to save money.
Current weather: It is now mostly clear and 33 degrees. Today will be mostly sunny and mild with a high of 69. Tonight partly cloudy and 43. Tomorrow, Tuesday, a few afternoon showers and 62.
The gage height on the Beaverkill is now 3.6 and was 3.8 yesterday at noon. River was flowing at 1050 at noon yesterday while the norm is 920. Flows were higher than normal for that date..
Looking ahead-4 Wednesday some sun, breezy and cooler with a high of 50. Thursday mostly sunny and breezy 55. Friday a strong afternoon shower and 60..
Reservoir Releases-Cannonsville- We have received a number of inquiries re: changes in releases from Cannonsville, Pepacton and Neversink Reservoirs. We have learned that a modified reservoir water release plan took effect on June 1. The new Flexible Flow Management Program releases for Cannonsville Reservoir were fixed at 500 cfs for the summer but bumped up to 600 cfs a few weeks ago. The 600 cfs figure-at times called the FUDR number- was the original FUDR number advocated by them. The system allows for water alerts when more water is needed. The first water alert was declared on July 22, when air temps climbed to almost 100 degrees and water temps on the main stem climbed significantly to cause harm to the fish.. FUDR and it’s partners in the Delaware Watershed Conservation Coalition decided to ask government policy makers to increase releases up to 1000 cfs The NYS Council of TU, TGF, FFF, Pennsylvanis State Council of TU all agreed on the plan. If any one of the DRBC members could have vetoed the increased flow but none did. Once the heat wave passed and water temps dropped by more than 10 points, the flow rate returned to 600 cfs. Let's hope they use their good judgement again this year..
RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Here are the latest reservoir totals-Cannonsville-102.0%, Pepacton 101.0%, Neversink 94.6%- Ashokan 98.5%, Schoharie 94.0%, Croton 98.9%, Roundout 95.6%. Combined storage was 99.2% as of April 17th. 2014. For this date reservoirs are usually at 98.5% of capacity. We are now ahead by .7%.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the seventh fly of the 2014 fishing season. We now have our AP (all-purpose) Emerger
I believe this pattern represents the nymph prior to emerging. It works very well as a Hendrickson or Blue Quill emerger. It is also a simple pattern to tie.
- Body-brown fur
- Tail-wood duck
- Wing-dun snowshoe rabbit
All species specific flies are tied in the shop. This assures accurate color and silhouette. Let us assure you that we actually tie our own flies and are busy doing it 12 months a year, 7 days a week. We are an anomoly-we still do it the old fashioned way to make sure you get the best possible fly for your money and one that actually works. We are fly tyers!