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                  2020 Fishing Report
             June 3, 2020, 6:30 AM

Beaverkill,   272 cfs    55.0 degrees  wade

Willowemoc,  73 cfs   54.0 degrees  wade

East branch   270 cfs  51.4 degrees  wade

West branch  681 cfs  47.8 degrees wade
"Hale Eddy"

Mainstem    1570 cfs  55.4 degrees wade

Neversink    148 cfs    53.7 degrees wade

Esopus        343 cfs   52.5 degrees wade

Wappinger    96   cfs     N/A          wade

Housatonic   451  cfs     N/A          wade

Farmington   247  cfs     N/A          wade

Bug's -  Green drakes, Iso's, March browns, Gray Fox, Tan caddis, Sulphers, Olives, yellow sallies, Dark blue sedge

6/3/20:  Closed up the shop at 5pm, took a client Walter to the Beaverkill, where he placed a few nice browns in the net. There were not as many bugs today as yesterday, but we did see march browns, few Green drakes, Sulphers. The fish Walter caught were mix flies, March brown Compara dun, And a CDC Green drake. Had some rain overnight didn't impact the river. Today though expect some thunderstorms.

6/2/20:  Locked up the shop a little late last night, so I ventured off to the Beaverkill for a quick fix. Yes Drakes are on the water, along with Match browns, Iso's, Egg laying Blue sedge, and spinners galore at dark. Rainbows last night were very cooperative. I was also entertained by a family of Beavers who once in a while smack their tails to let me know there around. Wonderful evening! Rivers are in good shape still to wade, Willowemoc is though getting low as is the Wappingers. We could use a little rain.

6/1/20:  A little fog was hanging over the Beaverkill this morning, a deer feeding along the far bank, great way to wake up!  Drakes are showing, Anglers buying Green drakes now, spotting them in Beaverkill and Willow.  Rivers continue to be in good shape to wade. Although te Willow is getting skinny.  Sulphers, Caddis, Still March browns and Gray fox are around. West branch above Hale eddy is doing good, but it is also the most crowded area now, boats and waders. Bus weekend here, getting the shop ready for phase two.

5/31/20:  Wow, where did May go?  Had a 10 year old with his dad on the West branch last night, the young fella netted to small browns and missed a few, it was his first time with a flyrod on a river. The fish ate a Orange #16 stimulator. Green drakes are being seen more. Wading levels on all rivers are good.

5/30/20:  More rain overnight some area;s got more than others. Beaverkill, west branch and Main slowly rising, Beaverkill clear. fished the Gamelands yesterday afternoon with a friend, The water was stained, few bugs, mostly caddis, caught a few dinks. Called it at 8 PM. On the way home my Terrain was covered by dark blue sedge, car wash time!

5/29/20:  Rained overnight, brought the Beaverkill and Willow up a bit. Rest of the rivers are fine for now. today expect thunderstorms that could effect the rivers. fishing has been fair, best time seems 8pm to 9pm, Spinners, all rivers seeing March browns, Gray Fox, Sulphers, Green Drakes should be knocking on the door now.

5/28/20:  Made a quick run to the river as a closed up the shop late last night. March browns, Olives, Rusty spinners all took fish, there were some Sulphers about also. Kristy and her husband Tim were above me, she scored a beauty on an Iso. Rivers remain in fair shape wading wise. The best fishing now seems to be the last hour of the day.  The good thing about the March browns, they are sporadic in hatching. Blind casting this fly could bring up a fish during the day, or use it as a dropper set up.

5/27/20:  Was on the EB last night from 5:30pm to 9pm, in the beginning I had hook ups on March browns, then Olives and at dusk a size #14 rusty spinner. Rivers continue to be in Great shape, West branch fishing well. So bugs are March browns, Sulphers, Olives, Gray Fox. Also carry those Spinners and Caddis patterns.

Exciting news!  I now own Trout Town Flies, LLC "formerly Catskill Flies" in Roscoe, New York, as most of you know I managed Catskill Flies last year and have been a guide there for many years.  While the name will change, our staff will return with the same philosophy and service provided in the past.  We will still tie the flies that Dennis did, as well as a few of our own. If you have any questions, please email me at flyshop@TroutTownFlies.com.  or Call the shop at 607-290-4107.  I am in the process of building a website for the store which is coming soon.

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4/24/20:  Steve "no water is to high" Dolce with a nice Beaverkill Rainbow, caught using a Hendrickson Pattern.
4/24/20:  Good friend Kevin Miller with a nice Beaverkill brown that took a hendrickson.
4/7/20:  This brown took a Quill Gordon Emerger.
4/4/20:  First fish of the year on a dry!  The nice brown took a brown Caddis X.  Couple of fish were up and feeding, missed one on the stone fly.  Nice to get the first one.
4/8/20:  Took this nice brown on a white streamer!
10/3/19:  Top and bottom photo's are Brain and Delores from Canada, I'd say there was some fun competition between the two. First time for the both of them landing a few trout on the fly-rod!
9/25/19:  East branch brookie, caught two that night, Great colors!  Both Brookies ate the September peach.  Just so you know these were stocked. 
9/16/17: Elisa first ever Beaverkill trout, so excited she was she did a selfie!  It's Great to see the excitement in a new angler when they land a fish. 
9/7/19:  Young Anthony Masilio with a dandy of a East branch Rainbow that took a rusty spinner!
9/4/19: Karen Cotton from Ill. with a dandy of a East branch Rainbow, the Bow ate a BWO cripple. 
8/31/19:  My friend Andre, with the Best East branch Rainbow I have seen.  Olive emerger!
8/26/19: Bear sightings are more frequent now in the Catskills, the loggers call them the new wood rats. I saw this young one cross old 17 near Barnhardts pool the other morning.   
8/20/19: Full day guide with Jason and Dan, Jason holding best fish of the day. West branch of the Delaware. 
8/16/19: My Friend Kristy Ansbach out with her husband Tim, holding a very nice West branch Brown.  Tim purchased her a new Echo #3 rod which improved her casting and accuracy and now she is landing some awesome fish.  But that's not all, she is now into fly tying and landed this brown on her own fly! 
8/9/19:  Chris from Canada with his best brown of the morning!  Chris placed 5 browns in the net, from rusty spinners to midges.
8/4/19:  Kristy Ansbach holding a very nice West branch Brown.  The Brown took a Zebra midge as a dropper. 
7/14/19: Steve Dolce sharing his photo of a wonderful brown he caught on the West branch during Sulpher time!  Thanks Steve.
7/5/19:  The Brown family with Paul's first wild Rainbow!
7/3/19:  Every once in a while I get a Brown with nice color and unique spots, this East branch brown took a size #18 sulpher parachute. 
7/3/19: Manny from Brooklyn holding his first ever Brown on a dry fly!  The brown took a size #20 Olive emerger in the Willowemoc.  
6/25/19:Fun time with Kevin & Wes Miller, Steve Dolce, Mid-Hudson TU donation fulfilled, Kevin holding a nice Rainbow from the East branch of the Delaware, Everyone caught fish either on the Willow or later in the day on the EB. 
6/23/19:  Mike from Brooklyn holding his first ever Willowemoc Brown caught on a fly-rod!
6/19/19: Fished with Gene Monty yesterday afternoon, We caught some decent Browns over 18 inches on Green drakes.  This is Genes best fish!
6/15/19: Maybe the Best Rainbow any of my clients ever caught on the Beaverkill!  First cast/first fish! Way to go Gary!
6/15/19: Happy Fathers day to me! 8 PM the night before, #10 Cahill emerger on my favorite river. 
6/6/19: Bill from Canada with a decent brookie caught on the East branch.
6/4/19: Doubling up, fished last night with Andre we hit a terrific spinnerfall of mix spinners.  We also had Sulphers, Olives, and March browns on the water.  Andre's fish took a spinner, mine a sulpher cripple. 


March browns
Gray fox
Green Drakes
Brown drakes

Apple caddis
Tan caddis
Dark blue sedge

stones, Golden and black



Black stones #2-4
Goldenstones #12 -10?
Pheasant tails 20-12
Haresear's #14 -10's
Prince nymphs
Art flicks Iso nymph
Copper Johns
B.H. Caddis larve-
In different colors #16 -12