Esopus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Esopus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Streamer fishing will be your best bet this week. Darker patterns will be the most productive.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Esopus Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: CFS 388

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Late mornings or early evenings

Best stretch: Stretch of river behind the Emerson Resort

Best access point: Public parking area east side of the resort

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Small Black Stoneflies Blue Winged Olives Caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April 1 through November 30

Nearest airport: Stewart International

Person Fishing in a stream

Esopus Creek Description

The Esopus Creek is located in the north eastern Catskills and is one of many tailwater streams that link together the extensive reservoir system which supplies New York City with some of the purest drinking water on the planet.The main source of water comes from the Schoharie Reservoir and the stream travels several miles to flow directly into the Ashocan Reservoir. The flow of water from the Schoharie Reservoir ...

Techniques & Tips

Current conditions are going to require slow patient fishing. Allow your streamer or heavy nymph to sink totally to the bottom before slowly stripping it along the bottom. Completely stop your fly occasionally before starting your strips again. The fish are not going to move much right now so you have to put the fly in their mouths.

7-Day Forecast

This week will be fairly mild with daily temperatures rising into the middle fifties. Mornings will still be a little cool starting out in the upper thirties. The best fishing will be in the afternoon as temperatures slowly rise. Small Black Stoneflies and Blue Winged Olives will be the prominent insects this week.


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