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
There are several overlapping hatches occurring right now. March Browns, Sulphers, and Isonychias are all coming off. The March Browns will be the dominating hatch during the day with the Sulphers and Isonychias following towards evening. Make sure to have all these patterns in your box this week.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Esopus Creek is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: CFS 501

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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

Best stretch: Upper Cemetery Pool

Best access point: Public parking area west side of cemetery

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

March Browns Blue Winged Olives Caddis Isonychias Sulphers

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April 1 through November 30

Nearest airport: Stewart International

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

With the water temperature on the rise the larger flies, such as the March Brown and Isonychia will be in abundance. Which fly should you fish? The answer is both. I like like using a tandem setup with the March Brown as the dry fly and the Isonychia as the wet fly. Tie a Isonychia wiggle nymph about a foot behind the March Brown dry and drift it as you would any dry fly. At the end of the drift allow the rig to swing downstream for a few seconds. Most strikes will occur as the wiggle nymph swings upward.

7-Day Forecast

The week will start out with a few showers and cooler temperatures. Most of the week will stay in the lower sixties. This should keep water temperatures in the perfect range. There will be a slight warm up towards the end of the week which will stimulate even mores hatches.


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