Schoharie Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Schoharie Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The streams have gotten fairly low and very clear. Now is the time to lengthen you leader and downsize your flies. I suggest going at least a ten foot with the last two feet being 6x. There are a few larger flies around, but the predominate hatches are Blue Winged Olives and Sulphers both in size #18. Just remember both of these hatches occur either early morning or late evenings.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Schoharie Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 54 CFS

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 71 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early mornings and late evenings

Best stretch: The public fishing area behind the park in Prattsville

Best access point: Public parking area behind the baseball field.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Terrestrials Caddis Blue Winged Olives Sulphers Isonychia

Fish species: Trout and Small Mouth Bass

Fishing season: Season Apri 1 - October 15

Nearest airport: Albany International

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Schoharie Creek Description

The Schoharie Creek is located in the heart of the northern Catskills and flows into the Schoharie Reservoir which is hte first link in the chain of the extensive reservoir system that supplies New York City with some of the purest drinking water in the world. Not being a tailwater stream it has all the characteristics of a real, wild, mountain, trout stream. Its gin clear water makes for breath taking beauty ...

Techniques & Tips

Now with the summer heat the hatches are less frequent. That makes terrestrials a more important part of the trout's diet. Most fish will be located in the shade of grassy banks. The best way to approach these fish is from the middle of the stream. Drift your fly from the sunny areas into the shady areas that you suspect holds a fish. Try a variety of patterns such as beetles, grasshoppers, and ants. Don't give up on area too soon because it may take several passes before a fish takes. Lately, with the low conditions, smaller ant patterns have worked the best.

7-Day Forecast

The heat wave finally over with daytime temperatures reaching the lower eighties. The streams are very low due to the lack of rain. Some heavy thunderstorms are in the forecast for the middle of the week. Fishing should be done only early mornings or late evenings.

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