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                  2021 Fishing Report
             April 12, 2021, 6:30 AM

Beaverkill,    523 cfs  49.6 degrees  wade

Willowemoc,  166 cfs  48.2 degrees wade

East branch   232 cfs  48.2 degrees wade
"Harvard"  

West branch   569 cfs  45.6 degrees wade
"Hale eddy"

Mainstem     1990 cfs  51.0 degrees wade
"Lordville"

Neversink      347 cfs   48.0 degrees wade

Esopus          401 cfs   51.6 degrees wade

Wappinger     244  cfs     N/A     wade

Housatonic    1260  cfs     N/A   wade

Farmington     490  cfs     N/A    wade

Bug's -  Caddis, Olives, Blue Quills, Winter stones.
  
Reports:


4/12/21:  Today the fly-shop will close at 2:30PM, Getting my Covid shot, sorry for the inconvenience. Yesterday morning if you got on the Beaverkill about 9:30 am, you may of been rewarded with some good dry fly action with Caddis!  In the afternoon rain came and it was quiet on the river. This morning some of the Catskill rivers are rising slowly from the rain over night.  We had our first Euro class over the weekend and it was a success, got good feedback from the students and a few fish were caught. Second class starting June 12, 5 students to a class so if your interested it's $60.00 4 hrs, and material is supplied. 607-290-4107. Or for more details go to Trouttownflies.com, look under "events" for more details. 

4/11/21:  Rivers remain in decent shape to wade, Water temps yesterday reached in some rivers 55 degrees, during the day Caddis were popping off and more trout were rising. After 5/6 PM things usually get quiet. Still nymphs and Streamers seem to be the ticket. Monday April 12, going to close the shop at 2:30PM to get my first covid shot. Sorry for the Inconvenience.

4/10/21:  Yesterday bug wise in the afternoon was a dud which added to only a few rises. A front passed through around 3/3:30 pm rain a bit and cooled down. My friend Tim who I was fishing with fooled a nifty brown on a Gray caddis. Today it is to get warmer 70/72 degrees, which should warm up the rivers again and increase activity. Rivers remain in excellent shape to wade.

4/9/21:  A few Catskill rivers reached 52 degrees yesterday, Bugs were in the air and a few more noses were poking the surface. Still though a lot of one and done rises. All rivers are in decent shape to wade now. Here in the Catskills if your looking for the start of Hendricksons Neversink and lower Main maybe your best chance soon. Today will be about 63 degrees  and should  still be active in the afternoons. Best chances of hooking fish, nymphing and streamers.

4/8/21:  Sorry for the delay, host was down this morning. Rivers are in great shape water wise. Water temps need to come up, today in Roscoe near 70 degrees air temps. Yesterday got on the Beaverkill had some one and done rises, missed one on a stone. Temps stay up we should see in a week some good activity.

4/7/21:  Locked up the shop yesterday at 5PM, took a ride along two rivers, East branch had a lot of bugs in the air and on the water but overall nothing rising. Pretty much the same with the Beaverkill. I saw Caddis, Stones, SM. Olives and a few Blue Quills.  Water is in Great shape for all rivers, Water temps are inching up, today in the Roscoe area air temps will be above 60 degrees. Which means Joe is letting the wife close the shop at 5PM and disappearing early.


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.

Updated Links page, now you can find daily weather reports for the destination you choose for fishing!

You Can now follow me on Instagram,       #trouttownflies
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. 
April:

Flies:

Olives
Blue Quills
Quill Gordons
Hendrickson's




Caddis:
Grannons


stones, Golden and black
 
 






































































 
 














Nymphs:

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