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
The lower sections of the Esopus are still to high to safely wade. It would be best to fish the head waters and the smaller tributaries until the water levels come down. Most fish caught this past week were on streamers fished right on the shoreline. There is no need to wade into the stream when most fish are right at your feet.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Esopus Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 781 CFS

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

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

Best stretch: Stretch behind the Emerson Resort

Best access point: Public parking on the east end of the Emerson

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Terrestrials Caddis Small Olives Sulphers Isonychia

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 summer now in full swing hatches are starting to slow down a bit so terrestrials now become more important to the trout's diet. Most fish will gather in the shady areas of grassy banks. The best way to approach these fish is to stand in the center of the stream and drift your flies from the sunny areas into the shady areas. Try to get your fly as close as possible to the bank because most of the fish are tucked tight to the bank. Try a variety of patterns such as grasshoppers, beetles, and ants. Lately, with the low conditions, the smaller ant patterns have been the most successful.

7-Day Forecast

Due to the recent rainfall the Esopus is currently too high to wade. We are expecting heavy rain over the next few days. Be sure to monitor local CFS readings before venturing to the stream this week.

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